The Central Dauphin School District spent two years in the planning process to develop the Strategic Plan in accordance with Chapter 4, Section 4.13.
An article in the district newsletter (News & Views) invited citizens to serve on the Curriculum and Strategic Plan Committee. This newsletter is mailed to all residents. All administrators were appointed and the teachers were appointed by the Central Dauphin Education Association. Department chairpersons and teachers from specific content disciplines attended the curriculum and other subcommittees on an as needed basis. Students were selected from both high schools by the student council representatives.
To effectively and efficiently develop a final product, subcommittees were created for addressing various segments of the Strategic Plan such as the Curriculum Committee that worked on the graduation requirements, the culminating project, technology, assessment, etc. In addition, established committees which already existed within the district, such as the Curriculum Review Teams, District Assessment Teams, Professional Development Education Committee and Special Services Teams contributed to segments of the Strategic Plan that directly related to their areas of concentration. The Curriculum Committee met monthly for two years to complete their segment of the Strategic Plan.
Several committees were combined to form the Strategic Plan Committee. The Strategic Plan Committee under the direction of Mrs. Amy Morton, Director of Curriculum for the Gettysburg School District, facilitated the development of the mission statement, the district beliefs and the educational organizational goals. The involvement of the many people representing the many stake holders in the Central Dauphin School District enhanced the quality of this Strategic Plan.