Strategic Planning

"Although we are on a learning curve, we are always guided by our Strategic Plan.” 

How Strategic Planning Works at KEC

Under the leadership of the Director of Education, Robin Delaronde, a mini strategic planning process was undertaken in 2014. It was built on the Blueprint, the Three Year Review and a consultation with staff, parents, partner organizations and the community at large. The purpose was to have agreed-upon priorities for the future of the KEC.

The process identified three goals linked to curriculum, partnerships with the community and governance. It quickly became apparent that the desire for change in the organization was not ‘mini’ and the Plan was extended until Spring 2019.

A Steering Committee guides the strategic planning process. Representatives from KEC and KCSC work with a facilitator to provide leadership and direction to the process.

A Planning Group, with representatives from each school, Steering Committee members, and other administrators (as appropriate) meets on a less regular basis to provide input to the Plan, leadership on implementation of the yearly objectives, and to advocate and promote the Strategic Plan.

The KCSC has final approval of the Plan.

Yearly objectives, tasks, and timelines are created to support the achievement of the three strategic goals by 2019.

Indicators of Success

  • A staffed curriculum center supported by the community and other organizations with ongoing development, implementation and evaluation of curriculum in place
  • Strengthened core and Tsi Niionkwarihò:ten Curriculum
  • Student success has increased
  • Professional development was provided (and applied) to meet strategic goals

Objective 1

Establish a KEC curriculum development process and approval framework to ensure all curriculum develioed by the KEC has engaged all stakeholders and reflects the KEC mission, values and understanding of a "Kanien'kehá:ka curriculum".

Objective 2

To evaluate immersion programs at Kateri and Karonhianónhnha schools, review recommendations and develop an implementation program to enhance programming at all 3 schools from the 2018/2019 school year to design progression into KSS for the 2019/2020 school year.

Objective 3

Core disciplines are supported and rooted within the KEC Tsi Niionkwarihò:ten Program.

Objective 4

Define student success that reflects KEC vision statement

Objective 5

To create a standardized student evaluation and assessment process for each school

Objective 6

Focus on student learning needs by ensuring the successful implementation fo the Professional Learning communitiies (PLCs) and Response to Intervention (RTI) in each school

Objective 7

Revisit and implement the 2018-2019 PD plan and adust the plan as needed for the 2019-2020 school year.

Objective 8

To create initiatives and partnerships that address the identified needs and to improve servies provided to post-secondary students.

Indicators of Success

  • Increased formal and informal parent involvement. Formal: includes consultations, report card meetings, in-school, etc. Focus on in-school and more input from off-reserve parents. Informal: includes focus on strengthening parental advocacy skills
  • Increase enrollment 5% each year (in reference to birth rate).
  • Deeper and more collaborative partnerships with outside educational institutions
  • Develop deeper and more collaborative partnerships with internal partners to support student learning.
  •  Yearly communication plan is developed, implemented and evaluated

Objective 1

Each school will have developed, implemented and evaluated a plan to increase parental involvement during the 2018-2019 school year.

Objective 2

Review of partnerships and implementation of priority relationships.

Objective 3

Implement and evaluate the 2018-2019 communications plan with an emphasis on promotion and sharing of key school initiatives, administrative processes, and maintaining internal and external communications.

Indicators of Success

  • Constitution and bylaws are implemented.
  • KERA is updated.
  • Policies and procedures for the KEC system are reviewed and/or developed as needed (This includes the Kahnawà:ke Combined Schools Committee policies and procedures).
  • Mandates are developed for each school.
  • Vision and mission statements are in place.
  • An operational funding development plan is being implemented and includes exploration of new funding sources. 

Objective 1

Finalize and implement the core legislative documents (KERA, constitution, bylaws, Board Governance Manual)

Objective 2

Develop a school mandate for Karonhianónhnha with consideration of a School Climate/Culture Action Plan (To be clarified 2018/2019)

Objective 3

Finalize priorities close to completion and develop key student related policies.

Objective 4

As part of Change Management, confirm the process and begin implementation of the Comprehensive Supervision, Growth & Accountability Process beyond the Director of Finance & Administration and Director of Education level. (Deferred until everyone is in place)

Objective 5

Implementation of the KCSC training plan for 2018-2019 is completed.

Objective 6

A Five-year capital and operational funding plan is put in place.

Objective 7

Prepare for the Five Year Review (begins with the reception of INAC funding)

Objective 8

Explore new building needs.