Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning

Lexington’s Strategic Planning in Full Swing:  Creating an Educational Vision for our District’s Future

Members of the LPS Synthesis Team are in the process of synthesizing and analyzing the Keep-Lose-Dream-Innovate (KLDI) data collected to date. Synthesis Team members include: Caitlin Ahern, Andrew Baker, Liz Billings-Fouhy, Jared Cassedy, Dane Despres, Julie Hackett, Eileen Jay, Maureen Kavanaugh, Avon Lewis, Chris Lyons, Francesca Pfrommer, Deepika Sawhney, Lonamae Shand, and Len Swanton.  As indicated in the Strategic Planning Timeline, we have a number of full-day and evening Synthesis Team meetings scheduled until the district’s strategic plan is finalized.  We have held three meetings to date, and we are looking forward to an all-day workshop on May 9, 2019. During our meetings, we have thoroughly analyzed all elementary, middle, high school and Joint Council data from our LPS educators.  Synthesis Team members are now in the process of developing elementary and secondary narrative summaries that will be shared with LPS educators on the upcoming May 16th Professional Learning Day. ST members will act as Strategic Planning Ambassadors and partner with principals to: reinforce our strategic planning philosophy, discuss how we have analyzed the data, the emergent strengths, challenges, tensions and themes, and what practices we need to stop. We are looking forward to an open and honest discussion with staff members in our ten Lexington Public Schools.  

Reference Materials:  

Synthesis Team Agenda, April 9, 2019

Synthesis Team Agenda, April 24, 2019

Synthesis Team Agenda, May 3, 2019

May 6, 2019 Community Forum

Executive Summary of the Strategic Plan 

Strategic Planning Video


Redistricting Updates


Linked below is the most up to date information concerning proposed elementary and middle school redistricting plans.  We know we get the best decisions in the end when we have heard from all of our constituents who often have a variety of perspectives and ideas.  We very much welcome and encourage you to share your input and ideas using the feedback form below. 

Key dates and details are as follows:

  • Presented recommended redistricting plan to School Committee on October 1st
  • Community members will have an opportunity to weigh in on this plan by attending one of the public hearings.  Hearings will be held on:
    • Wednesday, October 16 at 9:00 AM in Battin Hall at Cary Memorial Hall
    • Thursday, October 24 at 6:00 PM in Battin Hall at Cary Memorial Hall
    • Monday, November 18 at 6:00 PM in the Clarke Middle School Auditorium
  • Following a review of community feedback and any needed revision, a final recommendation will be presented to the School Committee for vote on December 3rd. 
  • Approved maps will be implemented for the 2020-2021 school year.  

All meetings will be recorded and available online through LexMedia If you are unable to attend one of these hearings, materials will be posted here, including proposed maps and an online feedback form.

Project Updates:

At the January 22nd School Committee meeting, Superintendent Julie Hackett announced the start of Phase II elementary and middle school redistricting.  Phase I redistricting began in 2015, with an outcome of some modification of the elementary school assignment map that applied to new, incoming students. It was planned that Phase II would involve a more comprehensive effort that would occur at or near completion of the new Lexington Children’s Place and Hastings Elementary School.

It is now time for us to begin the challenging and important work of adjusting our school assignment maps. Phase II Redistricting is expected to be more widespread, impacting more neighborhoods and areas of town than our 2015 redistricting effort. Our goal is to effectively use existing and newly available school capacity to ensure learning environments that are as equitable as possible for all students across the district.

A complete project timeline is available at http://bit.ly/RedistrictTimeline2. The full Superintendent’s report from January 22nd can be read at http://bit.ly/SupUpdate012219.  New information and redistricting updates will be posted on this webpage throughout the redistricting process.

General Information:

Advisory Group: March 7, 2019 Meeting Material

School Committee Update & Reading of Related Policies on May 21, 2019 Presentation (Recording available through LexMedia at http://bit.ly/SCUpdateRedistricting – Presentation starts at the 1:05:00 minute mark)

*Additional public information sessions based on the same presentation were held on June 5th at 8:00 AM and 6:30 PM in the Estabrook Meeting Room at Cary Hall.

Advisory Group: June 6, 2019 

Advisory Group: August 6, 2019 

Master Planning Committee

Master Planning Committee Updates

Master Planning

The Master Planning Advisory Committee was established in pursuant with the School Committee Policy BDF. The School Committee determined that developing a master plan for school capital projects is necessary and prudent as Lexington continues to experience enrollment growth at all grade levels. The Advisory Committee will develop and recommend a 5-10 year capital plan for school facilities, analyzing current facilities and enrollment forecasts, and developing conceptual plans and timelines for needed additional educational spaces.

School Master Planning Advisory Committee Charge

September 14, 2018 Meeting Material

October 12, 2018 Meeting Material

November 20, 2018 Meeting Material

December 14, 2018

January 4, 2019

January 11, 2019

February 8, 2019

March 8, 2019

April 12, 2019

May 10, 2019