Washington School District officials will share results of a community survey conducted seeking input from staff, parents, students and community members as it develops a new five-year strategic plan.

Superintendent Dr. Lori VanLeer will discuss the results at the monthly school board meeting Wednesday night. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the administration building.

The new strategic plan is being developed to drive improvement and innovation in the district through 2023.

As part of the process, a survey was developed by Patron Insight to solicit thoughts and ideas from the community.

The electronic survey closed at midnight Feb. 22. Those results are now being compiled and analyzed. 

VanLeer said the district’s strategic planning team will meet in the coming weeks to review the survey results. Following that, the implementation teams will be formed to begin working through the action steps associated with the established focus areas.

As part of developing its Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (also known as its “CSIP”) for 2018-2023, the district identified five goals or themes.

Survey participants were asked to evaluate these themes and the critical areas of focus for each one. Participants also had the opportunity to share their ideas on how best to measure success for each one.

The focus areas are safety, health and well-being (students and staff), academic achievement and support, family and community engagement, human and fiscal resources, and facilities and learning environments.

School officials also are reviewing achievement and demographic data during the planning process.

Board members have stated they desire continuous improvement, which the new plan should reflect.

“They want to be progressive and forward thinking in order to ensure our students are of high character, well prepared, and college and career ready upon graduation,” VanLeer said.


Other items on the school board agenda Wednesday night include a budget revision and financial update; facility update; and a first reading on policy updates.

Prior to the meeting, the board will meet in closed session to discuss legal and personnel issues.