CMS Unveils Strategic Plan 2018: For A Better Tomorrow

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools unveiled its revised strategic plan at an event Oct. 18 at Booth Playhouse in Founders Hall. The plan, titled Strategic Plan 2018: For a Better Tomorrow, includes six ambitious goals through 2017-2018 that are intended to transform the district and strengthen preparation of students for postsecondary success.

“Strategic Plan 2018: For a Better Tomorrow builds on the district’s past successes. It will guide our efforts as we work to transform our district and our schools so that we can most effectively prepare students for the world of tomorrow,” said Dr. Heath E. Morrison, superintendent. “We know that we can no longer educate students the way we used to, because the workplace is changing so fast. We need to focus on developing and nurturing critical thinking, innovation, digital literacy and access and fostering entrepreneurship.”

The plan’s six goals are focused on student achievement and strategic school redesign, as well as community engagement, recruiting the best employees, improving communication and customer service, and improving systems and processes.

“CMS is a large district and that allows us to provide many opportunities to our students,” Dr. Morrison said. “But what matters most is the size of our commitment to personalizing education for every one of our 144,140 students. We want our students to be the champions of their own education so that they are prepared for a better tomorrow.”

At the Booth Playhouse event, Dr. Morrison emphasized the importance of preparing students for the workforce of the future. He also stressed the importance of community collaboration on the plan, noting that an unprecedented amount of community and employee input had been included in the plan design.

“This plan is a shared articulation of the goals we all share for our children,” he said. “It will help us make sure that every student leaves high school with a meaningful diploma and a postsecondary plan for success.”

Strategic Plan 2018: For a Better Tomorrow will be the topic of two community meetings for district employees and the public. On Oct. 21, a meeting will be held at Mallard Creek High; on Oct. 28, at E.E. Waddell Language Academy. Both meetings will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

To see the complete plan online, click HERE.