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Posted 8/3/22

The 2022-2027 strategic plan for Escambia County Public Schools, approved by the Escambia County School Board, was shared with the District's leadership during its annual Administrative Conference held on July 25, 2022. 


“We have titled this plan ‘We’re All In’ to reflect our commitment to achieving the vision that emerged from our planning process, ‘United For Every Student to Succeed.’ This vision provides a singular focus for our future. The strategic plan is our roadmap for turning this vision into reality,” said Superintendent Tim Smith. “This plan also reflects another decision approved by school board members; Escambia County School District will now be Escambia County Public Schools. We did this to make it very clear that everything we do is focused on our mission and commitment to public education and every student.” 


The strategic plan was shaped by a research and planning process spanning over a year and a half, engaging a cross-section of stakeholders through multiple dialogue sessions, surveys, and leadership feedback sessions. Over the next several months, internal departmental teams and school principals will use the strategic framework to build out tactical plans and metrics for approval. A performance dashboard will be developed and published to report progress.


The following five areas of strategic focus will serve as our guideposts for the next planning phase: Students, Employees, Leadership, Business, and Community. 

  1. Students. Our students are at the center of all we do. We will build on our successes while intensifying our emphasis on preparing all students to graduate ready to become productive citizens.

  2. Employees. We know learning is elevated when students are surrounded by people who can unleash their full potential. Thus, establishing a healthy culture that supports high-performing teachers, leaders and staff is critical.

  3. Leadership. Our system is complex. We must work in unison to achieve shared goals. Agreed-upon planning and reporting structures will support a unified, results-focused leadership team that advances the performance of the entire school system.

  4. Business. Escambia County Public Schools must be a good steward of funding and other resources entrusted to our organization. We will prioritize financial and operational resources in the best interest of all students and the community.

  5. Community Engagement. Educating our students is bigger than what happens in the classroom. We need our entire community unified and “All In” to advance the success of our students. Thus, we will be proactive in our resolve to build the excellence of Escambia County Public Schools on the foundation of support from our community of stakeholders.

More about the “Celebrating our Past. Designing our Future, Together” strategic planning process, and a digital copy of the strategic plan can be found at