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Lincoln-Way District 210 to complete strategic plan
Friday, September 30, 2016

On October 3, 2016, Lincoln-Way District 210 will begin the process of strategic planning, facilitated by Dr. Robert J. Madonia. Dr. Madonia volunteered his services at no cost to the district during the board meeting on September 22, 2016.

Strategic planning is a process for determining and executing an organization's plan for future change. It is driven by the vision of staff and community members. The strategic planning process results in a common purpose, a common sense of direction, priorities for change, and a blueprint for action. The Strategic Long Range Planning Committee is comprised of a cross-section of dedicated school and community members. Strategic planning is used for creating an organization's preferred future, producing a results-based, action-oriented plan for self-improvement and to help an organization change in preferred ways. The main components of a strategic plan include an organization's beliefs, mission, strategic goals, and action plans.

Dr. Madonia holds over 20 years’ experience as a superintendent for Illinois schools, including Komarek School District 94 and Frankfort School District 157-C. Dr. Madonia also served as interim superintendent for Lemont-Bromberek School District 113A. Upon his retirement, Dr. Madonia developed a consulting firm (RJM Consulting Services Inc.) which provides professional development to school boards, administrators, and teachers. He has completed sixteen total strategic plans for various districts.

"We are very pleased Dr. Madonia has volunteered to facilitate this process for our District," says Superintendent Dr. R. Scott Tingley. "His experience in executing short and long-term plans will be beneficial for our board, administration, and community. We look forward to working with him."

Dr. Madonia will provide a workshop to the members of the Board of Education to establish focus areas of study. He will then formulate a survey to determine stakeholder input and summarize the results for the Strategic Long Range Planning Committee’s review. The Strategic Long Range Planning Committee will hold planning sessions to formulate goals and develop action plans to achieve each goal. At the end of this process, Dr. Madonia will formulate a five-year strategic planning brochure which will serve as the recommendation to the board.

"It was my honor to serve the Frankfort community of School District 210 for seven years as Superintendent of Schools of Frankfort School District 157-C, and to be a partner with Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210," says Dr. Madonia. "I want to volunteer in this strategic planning endeavor to once again serve and give to this wonderful community and school district."