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.
Help us Define Our Vision
We have spent a great deal of time over the past year working to gather feedback from our community to help shape our strategic plan.
We understand planning like this can seem a bit removed from our day to day experience, but in reality the outcome of this feedback will inform every decision we make for the next half of a decade.
It will inform:
We want this plan to really reflect the values of our community – all of our community – as our schools and communities cannot be separated from one another.
At this point in our process, we have started to see four emerging themes that are shaping up to be the focal points of our plan. We want and need your input on these.
Please weigh in on all of them, or just the one about which you are most passionate.
We know your time is valuable, but so is the future of our community and schools.
Join us in this important work. Weigh in on these four emerging themes or just the one you are most passionate about.
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.