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Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan

During the 2023-24 school year, Downingtown Area School District partnered with Performance Fact and more than 300 students, staff, teachers, administrators, family members and community leaders, to develop an evidence-based, community-informed educational strategic plan. A strategic plan is a comprehensive document that outlines the goals, objectives and strategies of a school district. It serves as a roadmap for the district's future direction and provides a framework for decision-making and resource allocation. A well-crafted strategic plan helps to guide and unify the efforts of all stakeholders.

The finalized report, which will be available June 2024, includes a comprehensive Portrait of a Graduate, specific goals, strategies, measures and a district promise. We will share future progress updates on our website’s dashboard. 

Downingtown Area School District: where every student is valued, engaged, and instilled with the confidence and skills for future success.

Strategic Plan Dashboard Coming Soon


Thank you

Thank you to the 350+ volunteers who donated their time and 400+ stakeholders who provided feedback to help ensure our district is pointed in the right direction! 

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Students listening to strategic plan leader, Mutiu Fagbayi

Strategic Planning Process

Components of the Strategic Plan

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The pillars identify what DASD must do well to be able to reach our goals for all students. They are the building blocks for action and decision-making, and provide a durable frame for organizing and focusing our work. 
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Goals and

The overarching goals will drive positive change throughout our district. These goals indicate where we should focus our attention and help us align our efforts, and will include specific measures.

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Portrait of a Graduate

Engages the broader DASD community to help build a unifying, collective vision for our students. Defines our community's aspirations for what our students will need to be successful beyond our school buildings in college and career endeavors.

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District Promise

Provides a commitment to all DASD students by clarifying our purpose and core beliefs.