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Our 3-Year Strategic Plan

Priority Areas

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1. Student Well-Being

Students will feel safe, affirmed in their strengths, and have access to resources that support their basic needs and well-being.

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2. Academic Opportunities

Students will have access to the resources needed to achieve key academic milestones throughout their ISD journey. 

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3. Diverse Talent

Students will benefit when we recruit, retain, develop and engage staff to ensure a highly effective workforce that supports and reflects the diversity of the student population.

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4. Authentic Engagement

Students will benefit from meaningful engagement between constituent groups and the district that is ongoing and supportive of the diversity of our community. 

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5. Organizational Effectiveness

Students will thrive, and experience meaningful learning supported by effective district systems, structures and processes, and resource allocation.  

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All students thrive as they engage in meaningful learning that unlocks their passion and potential to positively impact the world.


Our students will be prepared for and eager to accept the academic, occupational, personal and practical challenges of life in a dynamic global environment.

After orchestrating a smooth start to the 2023-24 school year, Superintendent Heather Tow-Yick is looking ahead to a bright future for students, staff, and families in our educational community. In this brief video, Tow-Yick shares her key aspirations for the school year, guided by our new vision statement and strategic plan, which will shape district priorities during the next three years.

Components of our 3-Year Strategic Plan

Vision/North Star The way in which our organization will change the world.
ISD Mission and ENDs Areas of knowledge and skill that all students must master by graduation to successfully live and compete.
Priority Areas In the next three years, we will focus common energy in these areas, each with a clear connection to delivery.
Goals and Metrics The way we will measure our progress.
Strategies The set of our actions to achieve the goals.
Workstreams Key initiatives and implementation plans we will follow after the strategic planning process.



We began implementing the work plans for the district's three-year strategic plan in the fall of the 2023-24 school year. We will continue to monitor and track our progress and will have several key activities and milestones that will emerge out of the strategic plan. More information on planning: 

Strategic Planning Process

Announcements and News

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The district’s Bond Advisory Committee members met for the second time on Feb. 13, to hear answers to questions they asked; to learn about the Strategic Plan; hear from a student voice panel; and listen to information about safety and security, and the early learning programs. The committee will meet again Feb. 27.

  • Bond
  • Finance
  • Safety & Security
  • Strategic Planning
  • Student Voice
Read More about Bond Advisory Committee Update for Week of Feb. 26 
Strategic Plan

One priority area within the district's three-year Strategic Plan is Authentic Engagement. As we move forward with work in that priority area and other pieces of the Strategic Plan, we want to hear from you – our students, staff and community members – about what the phrase "authentic engagement means to you, or what it would ideally look like to you. Today we are launching a ThoughtExchange about this topic.

  • Strategic Planning
Read More about What Does "Authentic Engagement" Mean to You?