The purpose of strategic or long-range planning will be to assist the Orange BOE in establishing priorities for spending, professional development, designing new programs, for measuring and communicating successes, and setting other goals which will better serve the needs of students, in particular, and our educational community, as a whole. An effective strategic plan will be specific, but also flexible and practical. It will serve as a guideline for the BOE and the administrative team in implementing new programs, evaluating how these programs are doing, and then making adjustments when necessary. An effective strategic plan will reflect our thoughts, feelings, ideals, and dreams as a school community … in conjunction with our mission, values, and beliefs which, although they appear throughout this webpage, need updating, as well. The development of our plan will require surveying our communities, engaging in much analysis and discussion.