Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan:

Berrien RESA's Strategic Plan is based on three long-range goals:

  • Berrien RESA will Increase Student Achievement through Evidence-Based Programs and Services.
  • Berrien RESA will Engage Families and Communities to Support Student Learning.
  • All Berrien RESA staff are engaged in creating a caring and professional work environment.

These goals are revised every 5 years. Currently, Berrien RESA is in year four of its five-year plan (2019-20 school year). The district's progress is measured continuously.  

Every year, the Management Team works with their department staff (and each other) to review, adjust and add sub goals and strategies to the Strategic Plan. To ensure continuous improvement is being made, sub goals and strategies are evaluated for effectiveness based on measured outcomes.

Goal 1: Berrien RESA will Increase Student Achievement through Evidence-Based Programs and Services.

  • Sub Goal I: By improving literacy outcomes as measured by statewide assessment tools, Berrien RESA will:
    • A) Provide and review relevant analysis of local, state, and national student assessment data to enable school districts to accurately adjust student instruction to address teaching and learning strategies.
    • B) Provide training opportunities in Literacy Essentials.
  • Sub Goal II: By improving school readiness as measured by statewide assessment tools, Berrien RESA will:
    • A) Review school readiness assessment/surveys to Berrien County children and adjust programs/services to meet the needs of students.
  • Sub Goal III: By improving behaviors needed for life and academic success as measured by school climate and behavior data, Berrien RESA will:
    • A) Improve student communication and social engagement skills.
    • B) Review and update processes/procedures/professional development to address student behavior (i.e. Zones of Regulation, Lagging Skills, behavior committees).
    • C) Support the education of the "whole child"  as defined by the Michigan Department of Education.
    • D) Increase school-wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports usage throughout the county to develop a systematic approach to reducing behavior referrals and increasing learning, as well as teaching appropriate behaviors.
  • Sub Goal IV: By preparing students to meet their personal and academic goals as measured by graduation rates, attendance, Community Based Instruction programs, Career & Technical Education and 5th Year Early/Middle College, Berrien RESA will:
    • A) Provide high-quality STEM-based educational experiences, career pathways, and community-based instruction for students.
    • B) Increase and develop authentic job experiences for transition-age students.

Goal 2: Berrien RESA will engage Families and Communities to Support Student Learning.

  • Sub Goal I: By developing a comprehensive outreach and awareness plan that will align families, LEAs, organizations, and community partners to support student learning as measured by survey data, Berrien RESA will:
    • A) Create community connection materials to cultivate and strengthen relationships between Berrien RESA and constituent groups. 
    • B) Establish a process that allows local districts to regularly measure Berrien RESA's services, level of customer services and its facilities. 
    • C) Provide skill development and enrichment activities for students, parents and community members.
  • Sub Goal II: By working to create a "team" environment with our LEAs as measured by survey data, Berrien RESA will:      
    • A) Support local districts in their school improvement processes.
    • B) Identify and implement a project-based electronic workflow system so that multiple teams can track the progress of various projects.
    • C) Develop professional development plans/opportunities based on local districts' expressed needs. 
    • D) Collaborate with local districts to support services received from Berrien RESA teams.
    • E) Provide and support an efficient technology environment containing applications and resources to be utilized by school district staff and students. 

Goal 3: All Berrien RESA staff are engaged in creating a caring and professional work environment.

  • Sub Goal I: By providing competent and timely support for Berrien RESA staff as measured by authentic engagement rubrics, Berrien RESA will:
    • A) Berrien RESA staff to productively meet their professional goals and responsibilities. 
    • B) Coordinate learning opportunities for Berrien RESA staff to learn together and/or from each other to increase internal capacity.
    • C) Work to create an energy efficient environment. 
  • Sub Goal II: By incorporating procedures and structures that align with the Culture Guide and are measured by authentic engagement rubrics, Berrien RESA will:
    • A) Roll out the Berrien RESA Culture Guide to staff through a series of professional development activities and resources. 
    • B) Regularly elicit feedback from staff to improve Berrien RESA's culture.
    • C) Develop a process to onboard future staff that will enhance Berrien RESA's culture.

Vision:

Today’s Purpose - Tomorrow’s Promise.  
(Meaning: to work with students and educators toward the goals of today so that they are able to reach their fullest potential tomorrow.)

Mission:

We support our school community with respect and compassion through quality programs, leadership and dedicated partnerships.

    Shared Beliefs:

    We believe that Berrien RESA should build and maintain:

    • Quality service through integrity, collaboration, honesty and trust,
    • Leadership by example, innovation and adaptability,
    • Programs and services built upon data and shared knowledge,
    • Community relationships.

    Core Values:

    Quality- Providing programs and services built upon shared knowledge.
    Respect- Serving others with professional regard.
    Leadership-Guiding people through innovation to achieve goals.
    Partnership-Building relationships through teamwork and advocacy in the community.
    Compassion-Supporting others in a caring manner.

    Focus Areas:

    • Student achievement
    • Use of data to improve programs and services
    • Family matters
    • Service to school community

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