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New ThoughtExchange Survey

Latest ThoughtExchange seeks input on what is going well and what can be improved

This month Walla Walla Public Schools is beginning Phase 2 of a six phase Strategic Planning process by gathering input from stakeholders in a variety of ways. Over the next several weeks, the district will engage parents, staff, students and community members through face-to-face meetings, focus groups and other engagements.

Phase 2 will also include a public ThoughtExchange engagement to survey stakeholders on what is going well and what can be improved. The ThoughtExchange survey opened today and will remain open through September 23 at 4 p.m. Students, parents, staff and community members are encouraged to participate and is made available in multiple language formats.

Phase 1 of the planning processes kicked off with an introduction and preliminary ThoughtExchange in May. When asked what are the most important skills and attributes our graduates must gain in order to prepare them for success after graduation, consistent themes across stakeholder groups emerged. The twelve thoughts receiving the highest scores included many soft skills and traits such as respect, problem solving, perseverance, critical thinking skills and work ethic.

Question: What do you value most about Walla Walla Public Schools and what can we do better to prepare our students for the challenges and opportunities of the future?

Please click HERE to join the exchange and share your input.

Learn more about ThoughtExchange 

“District leaders will begin to synthesize this feedback in late fall and then work on developing and refining a draft plan by winter,” said Superintendent Dr. Wade Smith. “The district’s work will conclude in spring 2023 after the school board and district leadership team have operationalized and finalized the plan in preparation for a 2023-24 school year implementation.”

Visit the district’s Strategic Planning website to learn more.  

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