Now that you have defined your goals, it’s time to understand the resources at your disposal to make changes. In order to do that, you must first examine your school’s current funding, staff, time, and facilities.
Step 1: Take inventory
How would you rate your school’s current situation in terms of the following resources? Are there opportunities to re-allocate resources to better serve your goals? Once you’ve rated each statement, take a look for red for areas to work on and green to find opportunities for new resources or reallocating current resources.
Scale: 1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = agree, 4 = strongly agree
Step 2: Learn more
Which section above has the most red? You can now quickly see where to focus your attention first. Now, in the table below select the focus area that has the most red or lowest average score to find helpful research on the best ways to allocate resources for the turnaround.
Real World Spotlight
Lilian Tafoya, a school board member from the Bakersville City School District in California, outlines the importance of aligning your resources to the goals you’ve established for your school.
Now that you understand where to focus your resources, it’s time to identify effective programs and policies. Click “Identify Programs and Policies” to move on.