Eatonville launched a strategic planning process to define the future direction for District schools. The creation of a strategic plan provides an opportunity to further align the work at the schools to achieve ambitious goals for our future and provides a basis to implement, measure, and communicate key indicators of success for our students.
The process is designed to engage all district stakeholders – including parents, teachers, administrators, staff, students, and community residents – in developing a shared future vision for the district. Involvement of stakeholders from every corner of the community will result in a long-term framework for decision-making that builds upon the common values held by the community.
Between March-May 2023 the Eatonville team with Ed Elements consultants solicited input from across the community. Community members were invited to participate in both focus groups and an online survey.
Phase 1 - Inclusive Engagement: A process of community engagement will be facilitated to establish the current state of reality in the district and a shared vision of the future through focus groups, community surveys, as well as a review of District performance data. The eight Focus groups members meet last spring to participate in a group discussion process.
Phase 2 - Focus and Plan for the Future: Our Steering team made up of a variety of stakeholders will review insights, data and priorities gathered during Phase I and make recommendations for the Portrait of the Graduate.
Phase 3 - Implement and Evaluate Impact: Planning teams with the steering team will develop strategic goals with objectives, strategic indicators, action plans, timelines, roles and required resources. A Strategic Plan Dashboard will be created to monitor progress towards the shared vision for the district.
Strategic Plan Process
Eatonville School District is beginning a strategic planning process for the purpose of defining the decisions and actions that shape and guide the future direction for the school district over the next several years. The planning process will include targeted and prioritized action steps to move the district forward. One of the most important components to making this a successful effort is community input – before the plan is developed.
Strategic Plan Survey
From May 15 - May 26 numerous stakeholders took the Strategic Plan Survey that was available to all constituents. The survey will assist in providing the community’s thoughts on public education for our district. The information will be provided to a Strategic Planning Team as they work to develop a blueprint for progress for Eatonville Schools.
Over 1,330 individuals took the survey. This large response will certainly help represent a wide range of opinions. The amount of interest and time devoted to this important layer of the project is deeply appreciated.