Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan

Click here to read the District's Strategic Plan for the years 2018-2023. 
Thank you for taking time to explore the Independence Local Schools’ Strategic Plan. There is a quote displayed in my office that describes a necessary ingredient for long-term success: “Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.”

At Independence Local Schools, we are purposeful and intentional about the strategic decisions we make for our future. We recognize our community’s rich history and strong traditions and, as we move forward, we hope this plan will strengthen our educational product to meet and exceed the expectations of our students, families and community.

We began a Strategic Plan process by gathering feedback through our community survey, using this input to influence goal-setting. More than 50 community and district leaders dug deep to identify strengths and areas for growth. Critical to our future success are five foundations: Finance, 21st Century Teaching and Learning, Student Life, Facilities, and Community Engagement. Action teams for each foundation developed goals and specific strategies to guide our district for years to come. In
March 2018, the Independence Board of Education approved this five-year Strategic Plan.

Please take a moment to review the following pages, as these goals and strategies are a collaborative effort of parents, students, staff, business owners and district leaders. We believe doing something now about the future will keep Independence Local Schools a premier district.

Yours in education,

Ben Hegedish
Independence Local Schools 
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