Sunman-Dearborn approves Five-Year Strategic Plan

ST. LEON, IN — The Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation recently approved its Five-Year Strategic Plan, which updates the school corporation’s Mission, Vision, and Core Values.

The plan creates objectives and goals in the areas of Core Instruction, Resources, Financial, Culture/Climate/Safety, and Leadership/Service.

It will serve as a roadmap for the school corporation and its employees for the next five years and will allow it to improve core instruction and student learning, continue to provide a safe learning environment, and continue to invest and improve the facilities, and in order to continue to attract and retain highly qualified personnel, be the highest compensated staff in Southeastern Indiana region.

The plan be will be in place through the end of the 2026-2027 school year.

“Our prior Five-Year Strategic Plan was adopted in 2017 in response to the Cognia On-site Review Team priority recommendation to develop a systemic strategic plan in support of the corporation’s purpose and direction. In 2017, we received an Index of Education Quality score of 220, which was below the national average of 278. In 2021, during our most recent Cognia On-site Review Team, we received a score of 338. Obviously, our prior strategic plan served us well. We look forward to our continued success and growth, as we continue to provide an excellent educational experience for our community and students,” said Superintendent Dr. Andrew Jackson.

You can find out more information about the Five-Year Strategic Plan at