Strategic Plan

The Strategic Planning Process

The Mehlville School District Strategic Plan will guide our work through the 2025-2026 school year. This touchstone document helps us set high expectations for ourselves and our students, focus on continuous improvement, and ensure our energy is directed toward achieving our goals.

Our strategic plan was drafted using feedback from students, staff, parents and community members provided during our Mehlville Listens community engagement campaign. We spoke to thousands of people, asking them what they wanted their public schools to look and feel like, and what they wanted their schools to accomplish. In addition to holding a series of Mehlville Listens meetings and conducting ThoughtExchange surveys, district leaders also received feedback at staff and parent teacher organization meetings, and through our 60-plus luncheons for senior residents. Mehlville Listens began in August 2019 and concluded in March 2020.

Through this community engagement process, several themes emerged. Our community indicated that above everything, they wanted their schools to be safe and personalized for each student. These two themes appear front and center in this strategic plan. Feedback also indicated our community wants students to have access and opportunities, our staff to be supported, and our operations to be effective and efficient.

Strategic Plan Summary

Theme 1: Personalized Student Preparation
Mehlville School District will identify pathways, or career clusters, that identify various career paths and highlight the types of classes and skills needed in order to have success within a particular career.

Educators and learners in Mehlville School District will co-create profiles, which contain rich, current information regarding each learner, including demographic data, Academy status, learning-related skill sets and potential learning drivers.

Theme 2: Safety
Mehlville School District will ensure its facilities are safe and secure.

Mehlville School District will improve staff and student sense of belonging and mental well-being.

Theme 3: Access and Opportunity
Mehlville School District will ensure all students have access and opportunities to programs and services regardless of parental involvement, race, sexual orientation or identity, socioeconomic status, or disability.

Theme 4: Employee Support
Mehlville School District will support its workforce in achieving individual and organizational goals.

Theme 5: Effective and Efficient
Mehlville School District will make the biggest impact possible for its students while being a responsible steward of its resources.

Read the entire strategic plan.

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