The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District’s Destination 2021 five-year strategic plan is available on the district’s webpage at http://www.lsr7.org/district/csip-destination-2021/. Also known as the Comprehensive School Improvement, the plan was developed by a team of community and staff members.
The plan was approved by the R-7 Board of Education during August 2016. The team of approximately 55 employees and citizens worked together throughout spring 2016 to develop the plan with an additional 70 participants providing input into the plan via focus groups.
The plan focuses on five areas – governance; student performance; highly qualified staff; facilities, support and instructional resources; and parent and community involvement. Destination 21’s major emphasis continues to be on instruction, learning and student success.
To ensure accountability, the plan’s components are placed on a timeline and reviewed annually by the community and staff team, the Superintendent’s Leadership Team and the Board of Education. The plan, which is considered a living document, can be updated to reflect changes in areas such as educational technology through the input of these teams.
Lee’s Summit R-7 has a tradition of long-range, comprehensive planning, and the current R-7 document is actually the R-7 School District’s sixth five-year strategic plan. Previous strategic plans were also developed by community and staff members in 1990, 1995, 2001, 2006 and 2011. Destination 2021 covers 2016 through 2021.