In April 2021, the Delta School District embarked on an exciting journey to develop its vision for the next decade.
An Advisory Committee comprised of representatives from our staff, students, education partners (CUPE 1091, Delta Teachers’ Association and Delta District Parent Advisory Council, and Delta Principals and Vice Principals Association), the Delta Board of Education and local First Nation Peoples – Musqueam and Tsawwassen First Nations – guided this visioning process.
“Through a variety of conversations and activities including Zoom calls, online surveys, whiteboard spaces and photo murals, we engaged with our key stakeholders and asked them to share their wishes and desires for the future direction of the school district,” said Val Windsor, Chair, Delta Board of Trustees. “We were thrilled with the discussions that arose. Everyone that participated was extremely passionate about contributing to the future direction of the school district, and despite being in the middle of a global pandemic, the visioning process provided a much-needed positivity and collaboration.”
In total, the voices of almost 3,000 individuals were heard between April and June 2021, including staff from all schools and district sites. Over the summer, this data was analyzed to identify key themes. In recent weeks, the collective feedback, wisdom and of these individuals has been captured by a graphic artist to create Vision 2030.
“Vision 2030 builds on the success of our Bold Vision for 2020 which was embraced wholeheartedly within the district and has served us extremely well over the last decade,” said Superintendent Doug Sheppard. “We look forward to Vision 2030 being our guiding North Star for the next decade as we support Delta’s students present and future.”