In March, the Read Better Be Better governing board gathered for a two-day facilitated offsite at Helios Education Foundation. Having taken time initially to fully analyze the successes and challenges of our first year, we worked through opportunities and threats to detail a five-year strategic plan for Read Better Be Better.

The final plan is centered around a simple, but ambitious growth. Moving forward, RBBB will expand to include all K-8 schools in one additional elementary school districts each year. Upon completion of the plan in the 2020-21 school year, Read Better Be Better will be reaching approximately 6,800 students each year. The plan kicks off in September, with a whole-district expansion into Avondale Elementary School District.

The plan also includes a shift in our revenue model. RBBB will continue to invest in our education partners, offering the program for free to all schools in the first year. Thereafter, the expectation is that partnering districts “opt-in” on a sliding scale that allows schools to cover up to 40% of the cost of the program by year five.

Additional details include the incorporation of a longitudinal study into our data evaluation systems and the development of the RBBB brand to become recognized state-wide as an organization that has an outstanding impact on student reading.

For more details, take a look at the final document here: https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/daadb97f-3fae-4508-a9be-48de97e29397