Continuous Strategic Improvement (CSI)

Owasso Public Schools is launching a strategic planning initiative that will involve students, educators, families and the entire community. 

The district is working with the Oklahoma State School Boards Association (OSSBA) and the K20 Center for Education Community Renewal at the University of Oklahoma to facilitate the Continuous Strategic Improvement (CSI) planning process, which has been used by other school districts throughout the state. 

The strategic planning process will allow the district to build on its existing foundation of excellence by using a five-year action plan to improve and strengthen its services for students.  

“We are excited to partner with OSSBA and the Oklahoma University K-20 center to develop a five-year strategic plan,” OPS Superintendent Dr. Margaret Coates said. “The objective is to develop a meaningful, actionable plan which best captures the vision and priorities of our students, families, employees, and community members. The goal is to establish a collective vision, deliberate goals for student learning, and a shared consensus around how best to achieve and support district objectives.  The plan will also provide direction for how the district will address future growth, develop and implement capital improvement plans, maximize resources, and innovate processes to meet the ever-changing needs of our students.”

The district completed a school climate survey in August to help identify strengths and opportunities for improvement and began an in-depth of examination of student achievement data. With the assistance of OSSBA and K20, the district hosted a series of community forums in late August and launched an online survey to receive input from all those with interest in Owasso Public Schools. 

“As we map the future of the Owasso School District, community participation is invaluable,” Board of Education President Neal Kessler said. “I can’t think of anyone better than the families who live and work in our community to collaborate with the district and aid in the decision-making for years to come.”

The Oklahoma State School Boards Association (OSSBA) represents every school board member in the state, serves as a unified voice for Oklahoma boards of education and is responsible for providing services, information and quality professional development to Oklahoma board members and boards of education. For more information about the OSSBA, visit its official website at

The K20 Center cultivates innovation, generates research, and positively influences education at all levels; benefitting the state, the national scholarly community, and forwarding the University of Oklahoma’s mission of excellence and service. For more information about the K20 Center, visit its official website at


For questions regarding the Continuous Strategic Improvement plan, contact:

Stephanie Hyder - [email protected]

Sharon Dean - [email protected]

Tracy Felan - [email protected]