November 16, 2020
Near North District School Board (NNDSB) has proudly introduced the onset of a new multi-year strategic plan to set the stage for the next five years.
Together with the executive team, trustees have spent the last several months reviewing reports, and analyzing data from the Board’s sizeable geographic area to ensure the strategic plan provides the leadership and transparency the communities have come to count on from NNDSB. During this process, the Board took the opportunity to recast the mission, vision, and values to align with the future directions of NNDSB. The Board is committed to ensuring the plan is a living document that emerges as goals are reached and new goals emerge.
“I would like to commend the Multi-Year Strategic Planning Committee for the dedication they have shown. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we are proud of this work,” remarked Chair Jay Aspin, “and we appreciate the patience of the public as we take the time to get this right”.
The plan can be distilled into four strategic priorities, which will help ensure NNDSB makes steady progress toward established outcomes and enable the Board to maintain and improve student experience and performance.
“We thank everyone who participated in the strategic planning process, whether in-person, online, completing our survey, or by submitting comments. We have listened to the feedback and considered it carefully” stated Director of Education Craig Myles.
The focus will shift to further refine these strategic priorities and objectives in order to develop a more detailed five-year timeline. The plan spans a five-year term from 2021- 2026, and is expected to be approved at the June Board meeting with an anticipated implementation date for the September 2021 school year.
The Board looks forward to further engagement across our communities in the near future to further obtain input and acquaint the public with the plan.
Near North District School Board is an English-language public school board serving the North Bay – Parry Sound – Nipissing area. The Board consists of approximately 10,000 students in 27 elementary schools, seven secondary/senior schools and various alternative learning centres. For more information, please visit nearnorthschools.ca and follow Near North District School Board on social media.