Strategic Plan


Holyoke Public Schools Strategic Plan Priorities.

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Our Strategic Plan is shaping the future of Holyoke Public Schools.

Under the umbrella of the existing turnaround plan, Holyoke Public Schools released a new multi-year strategic plan in August 2022. This plan reflects all the work that has been done under the turnaround plan over the last almost seven years and articulates focus for the next few years.

The district’s Strategic Planning process began in September 2021 as Superintendent Anthony Soto launched  his entry plan work, which concluded in February 2022 with the release of his entry plan findings report. Then, Superintendent Soto recruited students, families, staff and community members to join a large group Advisory Committee and small group Steering Committee to support the development of the strategic plan. Education Resource Strategies (ERS) in Watertown, MA, facilitated these groups. Throughout the process, more than 400 staff, family members, students, and community members provided input for the plan, in addition to the 1,150+ people who contributed to Superintendent Anthony Soto’s entry plan process that concluded earlier this year. 

The new Strategic Plan, Moving Forward Together, builds on the strengths of our past, while serving as a call to action to dramatically and urgently accelerate student learning. This requires thinking differently about how we teach, how we work together, and how we support students’ well being.

We would love your input!

HPS to continue refining Strategic Plan for year two

With feedback received from families, staff, and community residents, HPS leaders will continue their work refining the district’s strategic plan and focus areas for the coming year. 

To provide your feedback on the strategic plan and future priorities, please complete this brief survey by April 20.