At the Delta School District, we are proud of our successes and the positive impact we have on students’ lives. We have a solid reputation for being a leading district for innovative teaching and learner success thanks to the hard work and commitment of our staff who are highly skilled, motivated and committed to putting students at the centre of everything we do.
The development and implementation of this Strategic Plan will provide a collective focus for the district to pursue a number of significant and targeted goals over the next three years (2021 – 2024), ensure that resources are in place to achieve these goals in an effective and sustainable manner, and keep the district on track to achieve its longer-term vision.
This Strategic Plan will guide our decision making and actions moving forward. It builds on our achievements from our previous three-year strategic plan (FESL 2018-2021) and is a component of a comprehensive cyclical review process that includes the following stages:
1) goal setting at both the school and district level
2) implementation of strategies and initiatives
3) annual evaluation
4) communication of progress
5) ongoing consultation and collaboration with key stakeholders
6) annual re-calibration of strategies and initiatives to ensure student achievement targets remain on track
Throughout this process, the district will continue to use the Spiral of Inquiry (Halbert and Kaiser, 2013) as a common framework for change that supports our strategic priorities and improves student outcomes. For the past decade, the goal setting, change management and decision-making process for the district and all schools has been the Spiral of Inquiry and this will continue moving forward. The district’s focus on inquiry ensures that we use evidence-informed data and research to develop goals and make decisions that reflect students’ needs.
Our Strategic Plan aligns with the Ministry of Education’s Framework for Enhancing Student Learning, the goals and objectives reflected in the Ministry of Education’s Service Plan and the province’s vision and Policy for Student Success that B.C. has educated citizens who thrive in a changing world.
Thank you for taking the time to read our Strategic Plan. We recognize that we can’t achieve our goals alone – your engagement and involvement in this process are highly valued and very gratefully received. We invite and encourage you to continue to engage in conversations about the future direction of our school district community by attending public board meetings and Delta District Parent Advisory Council (Delta DPAC) meetings, contacting school board trustees or emailing district staff at firstname.lastname@example.org with feedback or questions.
Val Windsor Doug Sheppard
Chair, Delta Board of Education Superintendent of Schools
Click here to read the Delta School District Strategic Plan 2021 – 2024