SPS Strategic Plan Meeting: Make your voice heard

SPS logoSESEC and the SE Community need to have their voice heard in the new strategic plan! This matters – the last plan is the reason we have the MAP test, schools rated at level 1 – 5, and many other controversial strategies and goals. SESEC’s goals include ensuring racial and ethnic equity, ensuring mutual accountability between the schools, district and community, Authentically engaging families and the community, and ensuring effective school/CBO partnerships.

Here are the District’s proposed goals:

Ensure Educational Excellence & Equitable Access in Every Classroom

Invest in Effective Teachers and Leaders

Improve District Systems to Support Academic Outcomes

Foster a Positive Culture and Climate

Strengthen School, Family and Community Partnerships

Please consider coming to Aki Kurose on Tuesday, April 9th for a presentation and comments on their plan. Here are the materials you will have for review on Tuesday: Regional Meeting Handout.scan – to taskforce 3.29.13

If you can’t make the meeting, please consider filling out this survey by April 15th! English 
Spanish – Español 
Chinese – 中文
Vietnamese – Tiếng Việt
Somali – Af Soomaliga (Luqadda af Soomaliga)
Tagalog

Information below is from the SPS website:

Survey on Draft Revisions to Strategic Plan Framework


Seattle Public Schools is updating its five-year strategic plan, Excellence for All. We’re asking staff, families, students and members of the community to share feedback through a new survey, which closes on April 15th. This survey asks you to assess the draft District vision, mission and core beliefs statements, as well as the draft goals and strategies.

The draft statements, goals and vision were created with a taskforce consisting of families, teachers, principals, staff, and community and business members. The taskforce assessed Excellence for All and offered recommended changes, about which we’re now seeking input. The School Board is expected to vote on a final updated plan in July 2013.

We hope that you’ll take 15-20 minutes to complete the survey. We will produce a summary of the results to share with the community.

Click the link to take the survey:

English 
Spanish – Español 
Chinese – 中文
Vietnamese – Tiếng Việt
Somali – Af Soomaliga (Luqadda af Soomaliga)
Tagalog

There will also be an opportunity for community members to complete a paper survey at one of the five regional meetings. If you have questions about the survey, please contact info@pivotlearningpartners.org.

Thank you again for this important feedback.

Community Meetings on Updating the District’s Strategic Plan


Seattle Public Schools will host five community meetings to share information and ask for public comments about updating the District’s current Strategic Plan, Excellence for All.

The updated plan will guide academic and operational priorities for the next three to five years and include ongoing benchmarking to measure the District’s performance.

The community meetings will be held:

• Monday, April 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Ballard High School commons, 1418 N.W. 65th St. (Interpreters available in Spanish and Somali)

• Tuesday, April 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Aki Kurose Middle School lunchroom, 3928 S. Graham St. (Interpreters available in Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese, Chinese, Tagalog, Amharic and Tigrigna)

Each meeting will include a joint presentation by district staff and Pivot Learning Partners, the consultants hired to assist the district with the strategic planning process; a summary of the work of the Strategic Plan Task Force and an opportunity for community attendees to offer their perspectives verbally and/or in writing. The updated Strategic Plan is expected to be presented to the School Board for introduction at the June 19 Board meeting and for action at the July 3 Board meeting.

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