The Ottawa Hills school district has been working on developing an extensive long-range plan.
Superintendent Kevin Miller said the previous blueprint was up this year.
"Over 40 community members came together to work on developing a new five-year strategic plan," Mr. Miller said.
He said the committee also worked with focus groups and roundtable discussions to figure out what parents and students needed.
"It involved the input of over 900 community members, students, and staff," he said, adding that many opinions were considered.
With the new plan, the district mission statement was revised, as was the statement of core values.
Goal-setting for teaching and learning was a key element. Mr. Miller said the district stays mindful of planning and assessing goals.
"Each year, we look at the bank of goals," he said. "We adjust those as necessary and we pull out the goals that we want to focus on."
The district is also planning a construction and landscaping overhaul.
"We had a facility committee doing some work. They made a six-point recommendation," Mr. Miller said.
The district will start a request for proposals to work with an architectural firm on developing a master plan for upgrading and renovating the buildings and grounds. He said that although renovations are not likely to be implemented for five or six years, preparing for upgrades now is essential.
Mr. Miller also said academic standards will be stressed in the next five years.
"We're working very hard on aligning our curriculum with the core standards. That's a really big piece of the plan," he said.