Vision 2030 Strategic Plan charts promising future for Walla Walla Public Schools
Walla Walla Public Schools Board of Directors approved the Vision 2030 Strategic Plan after nearly one year of substantial community, staff, student and stakeholder engagement. Vision 2030 focuses on ambitious levels of learning for all, relevant and rigorous learning experiences, a culture of equity and belonging, and family and community partnerships.
“The Walla Walla Public Schools Board of Directors defined a clear and affirming direction for the future of our school system based on extensive engagement with stakeholders,” said Superintendent Dr. Wade Smith. “This is an exciting time for students, staff, and the community of Walla Walla as we build upon our vision of Developing Washington’s Most Sought-After Graduates.”
Walla Walla Public Schools inclusive six-phase strategic planning development process started last spring involving multiple layers of outreach, including ThoughtExchange electronic discussions, multiple surveys, 50 face-to-face listening sessions, 21 separate focus group meetings in English and Spanish, and a Strategic Planning Community Summit.
“We are committed to ensuring Walla Walla Public Schools students graduate prepared for today’s competitive world, whether college or career bound,” said Superintendent Smith. “Vision 2030 affirms the community’s collective expectation for a world-class education for all students.”
Below are the goals statements for Vision 2030. Each goal has detailed strategies to ensure goal outcome targets are met.
Goal #1: Ambitious Learning for All
• WWPS prioritizes a districtwide culture where staff collaborate with their peers to ensure high quality instruction, analyze and respond to student learning needs and maintain a collective sense of urgency around high achievement for all.
Goal #2: Relevant and Rigorous Experience
• WWPS commits to ensuring all students will receive a relevant and rigorous educational experience, where every senior graduates with 21st century-skills and a post-secondary plan to enroll, enlist or attain gainful employment after high school.
Goal #3: Culture of Equity and Belonging
• WWPS ensures an equitable educational experience where all students feel a sense of belonging and voice as they develop connections with peers and adults in a safe, supportive, inclusive and culturally responsive learning environment.
Goal #4: Partnership with Family and Community
• WWPS leverages family, community and business partnerships in order to enhance student learning and their educational experience.
“These strategic initiatives will result in increased student performance, rigorous course offerings for all students, a districtwide culture of belonging and additional opportunities to engage families in the school experience,” said Superintendent Smith. “As the district begins to implement the four goals of its new Vision 2030 strategic plan, students, staff and community will begin to take notice of the collective improvement efforts.”