Planning Process

A primary purpose of planning is to facilitate unity of purpose or alignment. Alignment is the process of reaching a mutual understanding about common goals.   It gives shared meaning to the work of the school and school district, enabling successful accomplishment of the goals of the organization.

We value all voices in our district and are using an approach that is inclusive and intentional.  If we want all of our stakeholders to be committed to and be meaningfully engaged in the implementation of the strategic plan, we must involve them in the development of the plan itself. 


Community Forums
Community Forums 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 Board. Community Forums were "reality check" sessions that were held in both Poulsbo and Kingston. Insights from the Community Forums were shared with the Core Planning Team for integration into the strategic plan. 

Thank you to the nearly one hundred community members who joined us at our community forums in March!



time to plan drawingStrategic Planning Teams

To develop our strategic plan, launched an extensive community and stakeholder engagement process.  Performance Fact, Inc., lead the strategic planning process and was facilitated by Mutiu O. Fagbayi, President/CEO. Using a structure of planning teams, as well as gathering data and input from stakeholders, this plan will outline a vision for our schools, guide the work of our educators, and serve as a roadmap to attain the vision and enhance student achievement.

A Core Planning Team, representative of all North Kitsap stakeholders, helped lead the Strategic Planning process. Additional teams included the Alignment Team and the Instructional Focus Team.

Students, families and community members had many opportunities to participate, as members of our Core Planning Team, as participants at community forums, and as part of the student voice team.


Team Descriptions

adults and students talkingCore Planning Team
The Core Planning Team consisted of a cross-section of all stakeholders, including students whenever possible. 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.


adults in conversationAlignment Team
The Alignment Team consists of key decision-makers or opinion leaders from our community (e.g., school system, parent & community leaders, business/higher education, governmental agencies, civic organizations, etc.). This team has committed to meeting regularly for the foreseeable future to support the work of the strategic plan.





student talkingStudent Voice Team
The student voice team consisted of 50+ students 
who represent the diversity among all students (e.g., demographic, academic, attitudinal, dropouts, graduates, etc.). The team served as the direct voice of the entire student body. Some of the students on this team also served on the Core Planning Team.



people placing dots on paperBoard Review Team
The Board Review Team ensured that the school Board is continually kept abreast of the progress of the strategic planning process. The updating process could be via formal presentations at periodic intervals, or through ongoing reporting by the Superintendent or Board-designated strategic planning point-person(s). The Board was encouraged to share its views regarding the ongoing planning process and emerging outputs; however, the Board was urged to defer formal action on the strategic plan until it was presented by the Superintendent for formal adoption at the end of the planning process.


The school board approved the Strategic Plan on June 27, 2019.
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