WHAT IS AN ACTION TEAM?
Action teams were formed after the strategic planning steering committee developed its framework for the plan. The following is a description of the work:
- The steering committee worked to describe what the organization will become. The action teams described how to make the concept a reality.
- The steering committee set broad goals and objectives. Action teams were formed for each objective in the plan.
- The steering committee worked over a three-day period to develop the conceptual framework of the plan. The action teams worked for three months to determine the specific projects, processes and initiatives the division will undertake to meet the conceptual framework.
HOW MANY PEOPLE MAKE UP AN ACTION TEAM?
- Action teams had 8 to 15 members.
- Action teams were made up of a cross-section of the school community.
- Action teams were typically led by a school district representative who had some expertise in the area of focus for that team.
WHAT DOES THE ACTION TEAM DO?
- Action teams identified and developed division-level plans for specific initiatives that the school district will undertake to meet the goal and objective. In other words, Action teams identified measurable implementation strategies.
WHEN DO THE ACTION TEAMS MEET?
- Action Team members attended a kick off meeting on March 16, 2010 at Moody Middle School.
- Team leaders scheduled all meetings. Generally, teams met six times over the three-month period to complete the task.
- Teams met at varying times depending on the schedules of the members. Most teams met in the evening.