Strategic Plan Overview
Building Bridges 2023-2028
We are committed to continuous improvement and ensuring that every student has the opportunity to thrive. The Kent School District Strategic Plan (also available in Dari, Punjabi, Spanish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese) was co-created with our community and is designed to communicate several key concepts that drive us forward in achieving our vision to produce graduates who are ready to excel in college, careers, and life.
The beliefs, commitments, and measures defined in the Strategic Plan will guide the direction of our district centered in four goal areas:
- Goal 1: Preparing Students to be Global Citizens
- Goal 2: Expanding Student, Family, and Community Partnerships
- Goal 3: Building Equitable Systems and School Environments
- Goal 4: Investing in a Diverse Workforce and Inclusive Workplace Cultures
Our mission explains our fundamental purpose as an organization. Kent School District’s mission is successfully preparing all students for their futures.
Our vision captures the future we seek to create for our students. Kent School District’s vision is to produce graduates who are globally competitive learners. Through equitable access to high quality academic, social, and applied learning, students are ready to excel in college, careers, and in life.
Our core values drive our culture and answer the question, “How do we want to act, consistent with our mission, along the path toward achieving our vision?” Specific values are at the heart of our culture because they are levers that drive us towards achieving shared vision. Throughout this plan, three core values are prioritized:
Student equity is ensuring that access to quality staff, courses, resources, activities, services and opportunities are provided for all students to succeed and grow based on their individual needs.
As a system and individuals, we strive for excellence through the intentional creation of student-centered and efficient actions that operate with coherence.
Partnership with our community prioritizes proactive involvement of those impacted by school district priorities and decision-making.
Ongoing Accountability, Adaptation & Continuous Improvement
In the 2023-2024 school year, we will continue to prioritize partnerships and engagement opportunities with students, school and district staff as action plans are developed to achieve our community’s shared vision for the future.
As this Strategic Plan is enacted through 2027-2028 school year, progress towards our commitments and the impact of our strategies will be highlighted annually, providing the opportunity for ongoing accountability, adaptation and continuous improvement.
How we Created a Shared Vision & Plan
Throughout the 2022-2023 school year, students, families, staff, and School Board members partnered to:
- Produce an updated Strategic Plan that intentionally aligned District goals, commitments, and systemwide supports.
- Establish processes and indicators to monitor our progress towards our goals and the impact of the strategies used to achieve them.
- Engage our community and stakeholders to hear their input, feedback and ideas.
Create accessible and relevant materials to foster the adoption and integration of the updated Strategic Plan into district operations.
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