In 1990, Washington Union’s Board of Trustees determined the need to set long-range goals and objectives for the district. The Board selected a process called Strategic Planning, in which district administrators, teachers, Board members and parents looked at the state of the district and planned a course of action in six different goal areas.
The establishment of long-range objectives allows all district staff members to focus on the same goals for improving student achievement. The Strategic Planning Committee meets two times each school year to review and evaluate the district’s progress by looking at student achievement data, parent surveys, and other information related to the attainment of the plan’s goals and objectives.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Strategic Planning committee met in April of 2020 and decided to bring forward the goals of the 2019-2022 plan while we navigated the uncertainty of the pandemic, school closures, and changing guidelines.
The Strategic Planning Committee reconvened in January of 2021 to review progress made toward the objectives of the 2019-2022 plan and met on met again April 21, 2021 to review and discuss revisions for the 2021-2024 edition.
At the April meeting, the committee reviewed each of the goal areas and made revisions to the plan as we prepare for the 2021-2022 school year. The 2021-2024 Strategic Plan will go to the Board of Trustees for approval on June 16, 2021.