What do students need in order to learn and thrive right now and in the future? These needs are constantly evolving, and addressing them takes the whole community.
That’s why we are redefining our district’s vision, goals and objectives. As part of a process called strategic planning, we are gathering input from students, staff members, families and the community to shape our path forward. Because the final plan will guide our work for the next five years, we want it to reflect the shared hopes and goals of the people who learn, work and live here.
The future of our schools will affect the future of the entire Vancouver community. We invite you to join us.
Join us in this important work
What knowledge, skills and characteristics should a student have by the time they graduate from a VPS school?
What are your hopes, aspirations and dreams for students?
We welcome families to join the Family Advisory Group. Learn more and complete the application.
September 2022–February 2023
October 2022–fall 2023
The most recent strategic plan was finalized in June 2014 and was meant to provide direction for our district through 2020. We purposefully delayed starting a new strategic plan at that time due to both the impacts of COVID-19 on the ability to hold gatherings for feedback, and then again as we allowed a year for our new superintendent to transition into his leadership role. But now is the time to revisit our plans, especially since a lot of things have changed in both business and our community in the last eight years.
The previous plan was titled Design II, Chapter 2. This second phase of a strategic plan for the district’s strategic plan was approved on June 10, 2014. The first phase was implemented in 2008.
While different, all strategic plans share a common purpose: reflect the community’s vision for Vancouver Public Schools and guide the district through the time period for which the plan is designed.
Resources and research
Information coming soon! Watch for the materials we’ll be studying as we move through the planning process.