The CommunityWise Planning© process empowers parents, students, district employees, city officials, business partners, and clergy, to collaboratively shape the future of their school district. Through this process, community members and district staff became partners in creating a five-year plan for improvement. Elgin ISD’s collaboratively-crafted core values serve as the foundation on which this plan was built. The plan’s success will draw upon the community’s assets: knowledge, skills, relationships, and a shared sense of ownership. Elgin ISD’s strategic plan seeks to build on existing strengths, overcome obstacles, and discover new possibilities for students.