On Sept. 21, Rod Green, consultant from the Michigan Association of School Boards, meets with Roseville High School students about the strategic plan.

On Sept. 21, Rod Green, consultant from the Michigan Association of School Boards, meets with Roseville High School students about the strategic plan.

Photo provided by Joe Genest


Roseville Community Schools to begin strategic planning process

By: Maria Allard | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published October 14, 2021

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ROSEVILLE — The Roseville Community Schools Board of Education and administration are in the process of beginning a three- to five-year strategic planning process that will include input from the community.

The purpose of the strategic plan is to help school officials develop goals and strategies that will not only provide an education for the students, but will use public education resources effectively and efficiently.

“We have never done a strategic plan in Roseville,” Superintendent Mark Blaszkowski said. “This is something I put on my to-do list.”

Last month, school officials distributed a survey on the district’s website to gather information about the district’s strengths and weaknesses. District officials surveyed parents, teachers, support staff, students, administrators and community members. More than 400 people responded. Rod Green, consultant from the Michigan Association of School Boards, or MASB, will assist the district in the strategic planning process.

“He’s going to facilitate the process for us,” Blaszkowski said. “He has done this many times. He’s got a lot of experience with it.”

The district will hold a committee meeting Oct. 16 in which school officials will review the surveys with Green’s assistance and build goals for the future. Other data regarding student performance will be shared, as well.

“We’ll discuss what our community needs are and how we can better attain our goals,” Blaszkowski said. “Our community has always supported us. Having goals for the future of the district is essential to the growth of our schools. What I would like the district to work on is community involvement. How can we promote not only our schools, but our community?”

He said that the district, for instance, has started to open its relationship with the Recreation Authority of Roseville & Eastpointe. Working with the city manager also is a priority. The strategic plan is for three to five years, to give the district some flexibility.

“You aim for three years. If you don’t reach the goals, you can use more time,” Blaszkowski said. “As you move along, you’ll go back and revisit the strategic plan again. I’m really excited to begin the process. I think it will help give our district some direction of improvement.”

There will be a final planning session Oct. 21. The plan will go before the school board for a vote at its Nov. 15 meeting.

In a press release, Board of Education President Theresa Genest said that the board members are looking forward to collaborating with the superintendent, administrators, staff and community members on the strategic plan.

“We want to hear where they would like our district to be five years down the road,” Genest said. “We have a community of hard-working citizens, and with their help, we can hopefully achieve our goals.”

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