Seattle Public Schools strategic plan will be the topic of public meetings; Here on April 2 at Sealth High School

Seattle Public Schools will host a series of five community meetings sharing information and seeking comments about updating the District’s current Strategic Plan, Excellence for All.

Public input will be considered in making an updated version of the plan.

The updated plan will then 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 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Eckstein Middle School auditorium, 3003 N.E. 75th St. (Interpreters available in Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese, Amharic and Tigrigna)

· Tuesday, April 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Chief Sealth International High School auditorium, 2600 S.W. Thistle (Interpreters available in Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese, Chinese, Tagalog, Amharic)

· Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m.-noon, at Garfield High School commons, 400-23rd Ave.(Interpreters available in Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese, Chinese, Tagalog, Amharic and Tigrigna)

· 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.

In 2008, the Seattle School Board unanimously approved Excellence for All, our District’s five-year strategic plan. Excellence for All is aimed at ensuring all students graduate from high school ready for college, careers and life. The plan is based on best practices nationally and input from more than 3,000 staff and community members. The plan includes clear and measurable goals - with strategies to achieve them - for our students, schools, staff and district. Excellence For All is our five-year plan to achieve excellence by:

• Ensuring Excellence in Every Classroom
• Strengthening Leaders Systemwide
• Building an Infrastructure that Works Well
• Improving Our Systems
• Engaging Stakeholders

Excellence for All is focused on what matters most: every student achieving, everyone accountable.

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