Strategic School Planning: Pre-Planning

Purpose Summary


  • This quick reference highlights the Pre-Planning phase of Strategic School Planning that occurs November through February in preparation for the 2020-2021 school year. It outlines the actions, deliverables, timelines and supporting resources to consider when planning for next year and visually demonstrates the parallel planning process and how to be more strategic in school planning through the integration of multiple departments, plans, priorities, and processes.

Vision of Strategic School Planning


  • The strategic planning process helps schools define their strategies for achieving student success.  Robust and authentic Strategic School Planning will combine a focus on quality execution, regular progress monitoring of both adults and students, and continuous improvement to increase school capacity and accelerate student growth towards the Denver Plan 2020 Goals.

Why is Pre-Planning important?


  • The goal of the Pre-Planning phase is to determine how people, time, money, technology, and resources will support the priorities for the upcoming school year.

    Resources For Planning

Overview of the Pre-Planning Process for the 2020-21 School Year