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    Developing the 2019-24 Strategic Plan

    On March 27, 2019, the Seattle School Board unanimously approved SPS’s 2019-24 Strategic Plan. The new strategic plan sets the course for the district for the next five years and helps us focus our resources, work, and initiatives. The plan includes a short list of high-impact priorities and measurable goals focused on improving outcomes for students. While our ongoing operational work to provide excellence to all of our students persists, this plan has clarity about what we are trying to accomplish for our historically underserved students and families.

    Thank you to our community for your feedback throughout this development process.

    Read the Strategic Plan.

    Background and Process Timeline

    From August – November 2018, Superintendent Juneau embarked on a comprehensive Listen and Learn Tour to gather an understanding of the district's strengths, challenges, and what is most important for her to consider as plans are developed for the district's future. The input she received, combined with feedback from an online discussion in October 2018, helped shape the draft plan. A strategic plan steering committee was formed and the district contracted with the District Management Group (DMGroup) to support the development of the strategic plan.

    In January 2019, the feedback gathered at a second round of community meetings and from an online form were analyzed by DMGroup and Seattle Public Schools. The themes from the community feedback were shared with the Board at a Jan. 30 work session and helped the strategic plan steering committee make adjustments.

    In March, the Board reviewed the draft plan at its Board Retreat. The Superintendent formally presented her recommended plan at the Board meeting on March 13. On March 27, the Board unanimously voted to approve the plan.

    Development Timeline

    Strategic Planning Preparation

    • Select strategic planning consultant: September – October 2018
    • Identify steering committee and planning team: September – October 2018

    Initial Engagement

    • Listen and Learn Tour: August – November 2018
    • ThoughtExchange online engagement: October 2018

    Development of Strategic Plan

    • Steering Committee: October 2018 – February 2019
    • Board Work Session: October 2018
    • School Board Retreat: December 2018
    • Community Engagement on the Draft Plan: January 2019
    • Board Work Session: January 30, 2019
    • Board Retreat: March 2, 2019
    • Draft Plan to School Board for Review and Vote: March 2019

    Strategic Plan Steering Committee Members

    Jessica Beaver, Staff, Research and Evaluation
    James Bush, Staff, Family Engagement and Community Partnerships
    Phyllis Campano, SEA representative
    Clover Codd, Staff, Human Resources
    Ashley Davies, Staff, Operations Division, Enrollment Planning
    David Dockendorf, Principal, PASS representative
    Jill Geary, School Board Member
    Chandra Hampson, Community Representative
    Kyle Kinoshita, Staff, Teaching and Learning  
    Erin Okuno, Community Partner Representative
    Michelle Ota, Staff, Teaching and Learning - ELL
    Keisha Scarlett, Staff, Organizational Development and Equity
    Manuela Slye, Community Representative
    Emijah Smith, Community Representative
    Mike Starosky, Staff, Teaching and Learning
    Mehret Tekle, Community Representative
    Michael Tolley, Staff, Teaching and Learning