Strategic Planning

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

Under the umbrella of the existing turnaround plan, in June 2022, Holyoke Public Schools released an initial draft of a new multi-year strategic plan. This strategic 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.

You can read the full strategic plan in English here, and in Spanish here.

We will continue our work on the initial draft of our strategic plan this summer and will release a complete strategic plan in August. Please RSVP here if you would like to help us develop our Learner Profile during a workshop scheduled for 9 a.m. – 12 noon on Tuesday, July 26 at Holyoke High School North. 

Superintendent's entry plan is foundational to strategic planning

Superintendent Soto’s Entry Plan Findings Report (PDF) | En Español (PDF) (February 2022) 

Findings Report Executive Summary (PDF)  | En Español (PDF) (February 2022)

Superintendent Soto’s Entry Plan (PDF) | En Español (PDF) (September 2021)

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