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Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan

Presented here are various formats of the Yakima School District Strategic Plan.

The school board unanimously approved the new six-year strategic plan for the Yakima School District on January 21, 2020.  A presentation was given on 1-13-20 by Performance Fact. That presentation can be viewed online here:

The YSD staff has begun planning their work to align with this new strategic plan.  The new strategic plan expires in 2026.

YSD Complete Strategic Plan (20 pages) ENGLISH 

YSD Complete Strategic Plan (20 pages) SPANISH

 YSD Condensed Strategic Plan (4 pages) ENGLISH

 YSD Condensed Strategic Plan (4 pages) SPANISH

 YSD Profile of a Graduate ENGLISH

 YSD Profile of a Graduate SPANISH

Our Compass (previously Roadmap) ENGLISH 17x11 inches PDF  

Our Compass (previously Roadmap) SPANISH 17x11 inches PDF


 Strategic Planning Process (2019)

The Yakima School District is working with Performance Fact, Inc. to develop a new strategic plan for the district.

The process launched on September 16, 2019, with student voice sessions that engaged over 100 students.

In addition to the student voice session, stakeholders were engaged through the core planning team, the alignment team, school board sessions, and community forums.

The core planning team (CP) consisted of a cross-section of all stakeholders. Because the team included internal and external stakeholders, it took the lead in setting the broad direction for the plan, including the Goals, Measures, and Benchmarks of Student Success as well as the "Four Pillars" (or building blocks) of educational practices, programs, and structures.

The core planning team met for full days (8:30 am - 3:00 pm)  on September 23-24, October 14-15, November 18 and a half-day on December 9 (8:30 am-noon).  All core planning team meetings were held at YV-TECH, 1120 South 18th Street.

Thank you in advance to the following core planning team members:

Candida Alpizar Clint Endicott Amber Kinley Carol Perry
Maria Elena Alvarez Andy Ferguson Adam Koenig Laura Quintana
Pam Ansingh Enriqueta Flores Nancy Leahy Anita Quintana
Cristina Arellano Heather Flynn Caitlin Lindborg Angel Ramirez
Laura Armstrong Tersa Foster Shelby Lockhart-Robins Angelica Reyes
Robin Beckett Bunker Frank Maria Lucero Martha Rice
Maria Berrospe Nicole Franson Ashlee Mandrell Erica Rodriguez
Molly Beyer Danny Frazier Gina Marquis Juan Ruiz
Beatriz Blanco Jesse Gamet Orfelina Martinez Sy Ruiz
Pamela Broman Tally Garcia Julianna Maxwell Sagrario Santos
Christina Carlson Adrianne Garner Mary Virginia Maxwell Lisa Sargent
Rocio Carrion Luis Gomez Jake McCaffrey Giovanni Severino
Jill Ceja Cecilia Gonzalez Sean McGeeney Becky Shelton
Erin Chaplin Guadalupe Gonzalez Steve McKenna Amanda Shipman
Kevin Chase Heidi Griffin Gerardo Mendoza Eric Silvers
Melissa Christianson Paige Hake Jennifer Mendoza Mike Stone
Amber Cliett Laura Harper Alita Miller Brenda Struthers
Joni Coe Shanna Hefner Mike or Brook Molina Katherine Stuber
Jennifer Coleman Jennifer Henson Joanie Monroy Gabriela Suarez
Diane Crumrine Ester Huey Karla Moran Susie Temple
Rob Darling Netty Hull Patti Nagle Aletha Thrush
Don Davis, Jr. Linda Iasella Terry Neal Gaby Torres
Rico de La Comb Amanda Jewell Rod Newbrough, Sr. Norm Walker
Danielle DeLange Cheryl Jordan Andie Olson Kate Watters
Rachel Dibble Jessica Karstetter Patti Pendergast Carl Whitney
Susan Duffin Kerry  Kesey Richard Perez

Alignment Team (AL) consisted of key decision-makers or opinion shapers from the key institutions within the community (e.g., school system, parent & community leaders, union, business/higher education, community-based organizations, or CBOs, governmental entities, faith-based groups, etc.). Approximately 15 people serve on the AL. 

The Alignment Team met at YV-TECH, for one hour from 7:00-8:00 am on September 24, October 15, November 18, and December 9.

Thank you to the following alignment team members:

Cristina Arellano Scott Izutsu
Ryan Beckett Sydney John
Jedean Corpron Wayne Nelson
Chris Corry Berenice Ponce
Dennis Dean Omar Santoy
Duff DeWitt Graciela Villanueva
Leif Ergeson Priscilla Trevino
Kirsten Fitterer

Community Forums (CF) provided every resident an opportunity to participate in and influence the direction of the strategic plan prior to its completion and formal adoption by the school board. Community Forums were "reality check" sessions. The insights from the Community Forums were shared with the Core Planning Team for integration into the strategic plan, as appropriate.

Community Forums were held from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm on:

October 14 (Davis Commons) (Presented in English (translated to Spanish)

October 15 (IKE Commons)  Presented in English (translated to Spanish)

and November 18 (Washington Middle School) Presentacion en Espanol (translation to English provided)


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The same content was presented at all three sessions. School-aged children were encouraged to participate. All sessions were open to the public. Refreshments were served. Activities for young children were provided.