In October 2018, we launched our five-year Strategic Plan. This plan outlines our new vision, mission and values, which were co-designed by our Board, staff and community. It also introduced our six key priorities: High-quality Instruction, Student Well-Being, Exceptional Staff, Climate and Culture, Family and Community and Organizational Alignment. We used these priorities as a guide during our first year of implementation to build focus and common understanding around the strategies and programs we are implementing to ensure our students are affirmed for who they are, inspired by their experiences and have access to the individualized supports and services that will empower them to thrive.
Each year, in support of the Strategic Plan, we create annual targets to move us toward our 2023 Strategic Plan goals. The goals of the 2019-2020 Annual Plan include ensuring students feel safe, affirmed and inspired to achieve high levels of social-emotional well-being and academic success. This plan also targets students being able to effectively problem solve and lead for positive local and global change. Our goal is for the culture in Bellevue School District to be welcoming to all employees, attracting and retaining high-quality, engaged staff. Our last goal is for our families, particularly those who have been traditionally marginalized, to be better informed, able to find support and are more empowered to contribute to student success.