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Strategic Planning

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Our Strategic Plan was developed with a strong emphasis on staff, family and student voice to ensure that everyone in our community is represented. Work to create the strategic plan was done by district staff with support from Delivery Associates. Superintendent Heather Tow-Yick began conversations at the start of her tenure in the ISD with her First 100 Days campaign, by gathering input from staff, community members, families and students across the district to better understand their priorities. This input began to tell the story of where we could improve as a system. Areas for improvement include: 

  • Address disparities in behavior and academic metrics.
  • Reduce student stress. 
  • Increase diversity in workforce. 
  • Improve operational consistency.

As we drafted our three-year strategic plan, we focused on:

  • Creating a district vision statement and identifying priority areas to help focus our work.
  • Establishing clear goals, actions to achieve the goals and metrics to measure progress. 

To read more about the process, visit the news section and announcements section of our website.

In April 2023, the School Board approved the new vision statement, and in May 2023, the board adopted a resolution in support of the new strategic plan. District staff are implementing the plan beginning in the 2023-24 school year and will report back to the board with progress updates.

As Tow-Yick completed her first 100 days as our superintendent, she took the time to look back at all the things she learned from you as we worked together on our district's future plans. In this video, which was shared in December 2022, Tow-Yick addressed the main themes she learned from our community as well as goals moving forward as we shape our programs and assess spending. These important conversations serve as fuel for our strategic planning process.

Community Engagement

Many different voices contributed to the creation of our Strategic Plan. Thank you to all the contributors, including:

  • Student clubs from throughout the district​
  • Family Partnership Advisory Group  ​
  • PTSA general assembly and leadership committee​
  • Special Education PTSA ​
  • ISD School Board
  • Chamber of Commerce Board   ​
  • ISF leadership​
  • Kiwanis Club ​
  • Vision Statement ThoughtExchange​
  • Rotary​
  • The Garage​
  • District Administrators and building leaders 

Again, thank you to the ISD community as a whole for providing feedback during listening sessions and ThoughtExchanges!