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Strategic Plan 2013-18

Every Student. Every Classroom. Every Day



UPDATE: Staff reviewing how to implement feedback from Strategic Plan town hall meetings

Families, staff and community members attended regional town hall meetings in March, providing valuable feedback and fresh ideas for Seattle Public Schools. Now, the District is reviewing how to implement some of those ideas expressed during the community meetings.

Participants offered specific suggestions for improvements during small group discussions and in writing on “Idea Cards.” The District compiled information from each meeting and the full feedback can be found here:

Small Group Guiding Discussions
Recurring Themes
Idea Cards 

Presentations of five community meetings held in March 2014

Southeast region presentation
• Central region presentation
• Northeast region presentation
• Northwest region presentation
• Southwest region presentation

Background

On July 3, 2013, the School Board approved a new five-year Strategic Plan by a 6-0 vote. The plan was developed over the previous 6 months and was informed by families, principals, teachers, staff, the Board and the community.

The goals for the next five years are:

  • Ensure Educational Excellence and Equity for Every Student
  • Improve Systems Districtwide to Support Academic Outcomes and Meet Students' Needs 
  • Strengthen School, Family and Community Engagement

To view the entire plan, please click here.

To watch the Strategic Plan video, click here or on the video below:



Proposed Five-year Strategic Plan to be Introduced to School Board

On June 19, a proposed five-year Strategic Plan (2013-2018) to guide the school district's academic and operational goals was formally introduced to the School Board.

A summary of the proposed plan:

Survey on Draft Revisions to Strategic Plan Framework

Seattle Public Schools is updating its five-year strategic plan, Excellence for All. We asked staff, families, students and members of the community to share feedback through a new survey, which closed on April 15th. This survey asked for an assessment of the draft District vision, mission and core beliefs statements, as well as the draft goals and strategies.

The draft statements, goals and strategies were created with a taskforce consisting of families, teachers, principals, staff, and community and business members. The taskforce assessed Excellence for All and offered recommended changes. The School Board is expected to vote on a final updated plan in July 2013.

We will produce a summary of the results to share with the community. If you have questions about the survey, please contact info@pivotlearningpartners.org.  Thank you again for this important feedback. 

Past Community Meetings on Updating the District's Strategic Plan

Seattle Public Schools hosted five community meetings in 2013 to share information and asked for public comments about updating the District’s current Strategic Plan, Excellence for All.  The updated plan will guide academic and operational priorities for the next three to five years and include ongoing benchmarking to measure the District’s performance.

The community meetings were held at Eckstein Middle School, Chief Sealth High School, Garfield High School, Ballard High School and Aki Kurose Middle School.  Each meeting included a joint presentation by district staff and Pivot Learning Partners, the consultants hired to assist the district with the strategic planning process; a summary of the work of the Strategic Plan Task Force and an opportunity for community attendees to offer their perspectives verbally and/or in writing. The updated Strategic Plan is expected to be presented to the School Board for introduction at the June 19 Board meeting and for action at the July 3 Board meeting.

Strategic Plan Stakeholder Taskforce

A key element to gathering feedback is the formation of a Stakeholder Taskforce. The taskforce, made up of approximately 70 people, is a diverse group that includes parents/guardians, teachers, principals, district staff, and community and business leaders. Task force members will offer feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of the district; the student and district profiles; and the vision, mission, and core beliefs of the district; as well as make recommendations on strategic goals and initiatives.

Survey on Current Strategic Plan

Your voice is essential as the strategic plan is updated. Seattle Public Schools asked staff, families, students and members of the community to share their feedback through an online survey, which closed on Thursday, March 7th. This survey focused on prior and/or current experiences with Excellence for All and asked you to share perceptions and assessments of the plan, as well as your level of involvement and connection with the plan. We will produce a summary of the results to share with the community. If you have questions about the survey, please contact info@pivotlearningpartners.org.

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