Smithville School District, Missouri, USA (2022-2023)

Smithville School District, Missouri, USA (2022-2023)

Smithville School District, Missouri, USA (2022-2023)

Project Overview

Future iQ is working with the Smithville School District to design and facilitate a 5-year strategic planning process that will provide comprehensive direction for school years 2023-2024 through 2028-2029. Smithville is a first-tier suburb of Kansas City, Missouri, with a population of approximately 10,406 (2020 U.S. Census). The city is a tight-knit community that values its small-town feel and its highly rated education system. Residents also have easy access to the Kansas City International Airport and U.S. Route 169, a north-south highway that runs for 966 miles from Minnesota to Oklahoma.

The Smithville School District’s strategic action planning project is intended to bring together students, community members, and staff through an extensive engagement process that will lead to the identification of Smithville’s ‘Portrait of a Graduate’ and vision for the future of the school district. The outcome of the planning process will be a Strategic Action Plan that will guide school leadership and stakeholders through school year 2028-2029.

Future iQ®'s Role in this Project

    • Stakeholder engagement is the cornerstone of this strategic planning project. Future iQ will engage stakeholders via surveys, a project portal, two morning Think-Tank workshops, Focus Groups, and a Future Summit.
    • This project will involve significant background and foresight research. The Future iQ team will review Smithville School District data, student outcomes, programs, budget and best practice case studies.
    • Future iQ will produce a project portal as the ‘go-to’ place for project information and survey data visualization. This interactive tool provides a fun and interactive way to give transparent feedback to participants while at the same time exploring issues and views across the community.
    • The final deliverable of this project will be the production of the new Smithville School District Strategic Action Plan that will guide school leadership and stakeholders through school year 2028-2029.

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