Thursday, April 13, 2023
MYSP committee seeks feedback on progress
Near North District School Board’s (NNDSB) Multi-Year Strategic Plan (MYSP) committee is once again seeking public feedback to measure the implementation of the 2021- 2026 MYSP.
After extensive consultation with a wide range of stakeholder groups the MYSP was developed with key board priorities identified. The five-year plan was approved by the Board in June 2021 and implementation began in September 2021.
The plan has now been operational for almost two years. The board received public feedback via survey in March and April of 2022. Now in year two, the committee is eager to receive further feedback to measure status and progress of the MYSP since its inception, and advancement on goals for improvement set by feedback from the previous survey.
Measurement metrics were developed for each of the four pillars of the MYSP (excellence in teaching and learning, excellence in innovation, excellence in relationships and excellence in communication) by the MYSP committee and employed in last year’s survey.
MYSP committee Chair Bill Steer said, “The success of the MYSP is closely tied to the information we receive from the community regarding our progress. As part of our ongoing data collection strategy, we are again asking stakeholders to tell us what they think.”
Feedback from the 2022 survey indicated NNDSB was moving in a positive direction relative to the four pillars. The majority of respondents felt that NNDSB schools offer improved communication and excellence in teaching and learning.
The board was also provided with areas of improvement including increasing the understanding of where information can be found, exploring innovative options for students living in areas of declining enrolment, and increasing community involvement in schools.
Director of Education Craig Myles said, “the MYSP surveys provide essential feedback for further action on our progress pathways.”
“Providing opportunities for stakeholders to share their opinion is essential,” Myles said. “Community feedback provides the board with the direction needed to implement effective approaches for continuous improvement. We need to know what people think about what we are doing.”
Once the data is collected, it will give the MSYP committee an indication of which areas are successfully moving ahead according to the plan and what areas may require additional focus. The committee plans to review data and present a report to the Board at its May meeting.