Think-Tank Scenario Matrix

The Think-Tank uses a scenario-planning approach to assist participants in the understanding of the potential implications of various plausible futures for the future of learning in Smithville.

The scenario matrix allows participants to explore and speculate about future trajectories using the endpoint descriptions on the axes. Based on research and key input by community members from the Community Survey, the School Board and District Administration, themes were identified to become the basis for the two axes of the scenario matrix. The two major future-splitting themes for the Smithville School District’s scenario matrix are defined as ‘Learning Focus’ and ‘Investment Appetite’.

Plausible Scenario Matrix 2030


For more information about the Smithville School District Strategic Action Planning Project, please contact:

Michelle Kratofil, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent for Academic Services
Smithville School District
Phone: 816-532-0406 ext. 7622