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2023 Strategic Planning

Help shape the future of Orange County Public Schools

by engaging in the Strategic Planning process!

OCPS is nearing the end of Phase 2 of the Strategic Planning Process.  
Picture of action teams presenting to the Strategic Planning Committee

On May 11, the Instructional Programming, Safe Learning Environment, Stakeholder Engagement and Support, Recruitment and Retention, High Quality Staff, and Technology and Digital Citizenship action teams presented their action plans to the Strategic Planning Committee.


The draft Strategic Plan, developed by the Strategic Planning Team, was presented at the OCPS School Board Meeting on February 27th.  The presentation and the draft Strategic Plan are available below:
During March and April, Action Teams will develop the action plans necessary to reach the strategic plan goals. These teams will meet on a schedule determined by their group members.  
Keep scrolling for more information about strategic planning at OCPS and about the Action Teams.


OCPS Strategic Planning Team

Members of the OCPS Strategic Planning Team pose for a group photo.
Morayo Ajibulu
Hannah Anderson
Melissa Anderson  
Tim Bosford
Renee Bourke 
Nora Brooking 
Jess Cifizzari 
Jeremy Cole 
Brian Crane
Alan Daniel
Pa'trice Day-Owens 
Keisha Gourdine-Arnold 
Dr. Daniel Hornick
Lawyer Johnson
Mike Jones
Steve Keeler 
Gary MacFadden 
Deanne Marshall
Jude Melton
Alan Miller
Shirley Moody 
Ellen Pitera
Emily Poole 
Dani Rivera 
Diana Siles Gonzalez 
Jason Smith
L'Antoinella Spiller-Reddick 
Alyssa Waller
Seth Wilbanks
 Judy Woolfrey 


Why Strategic Planning?

Over the next several months, the Orange County community will develop a strategic plan to guide the work of the school district. Strategic planning allows us to:

  • Engage our community in meaningful ways.

  • Build partnerships and public confidence.

  • Create and communicate a shared vision internally and externally.

  • Demonstrate the courage to abandon status quo thinking.

  • Decide how to spend new money and/or how to make cuts without sacrificing quality.

  • Determine which programs/initiatives are right for your students and/or which ones to abandon.

Our challenge is rethinking how we do things and identifying the systems that need to be put into place in order for us to move our system forward. A completed strategic plan makes our priorities clear, ensures full transparency, and uses measurable outcomes to hold us accountable for maintaining focus on what will benefit our students.


Strategic Action Teams

During March and April, Action Teams will be working on the next phase of the Strategic Planning Process.  Action Teams will learn about the district's current practices, conduct research in each focus area, strengthen a culture of collaboration across the school community, and determine the financial feasibility of implementing potential action steps.  Action Team Leaders will present their suggestions to the Strategic Planning Team in May.

Teams will focus on developing action steps in the following areas: