2019 Strategic Planning
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 will be engaged through the core planning team, the alignment team, school board sessions, and community forums.
The core planning team (CP) consists of a cross-section of all stakeholders. Because the team includes internal and external stakeholders, it takes 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. This team can have 20-150 members, as appropriate.
The core planning team will meet 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 will be held at YV-TECH, 1120 South 18th Street.
Thank you in advance to the following core planning team members (more are being added to the list daily):
Candida Alpizar Danny Frazier Alita Miller Maria Elena Alvarez Tally Garcia Joanie Monroy Pam Ansingh Adrianne Garner Karla Moran Cristina Arellano Luis Gomez Patti Nagle Laura Armstrong Cecilia Gonzalez Terry Neal Robin Beckett Guadalupe Gonzalez Andie Olson Maria Berrospe Heidi Griffin Patti Pendergast Molly Beyer Paige Hake Richard Perez Beatriz Blanco Laura Harper Carol Perry Pamela Broman Jennifer Henson Laura Quintana Christina Carlson Ester Huey Anita Quintana Rocio Carrion Netty Hull Angel Ramirez Jill Ceja Linda Iasella Angelica Reyes Erin Chaplin Amanda Jewell Martha Rice Kevin Chase Cheryl Jordan Erica Rodriguez Melissa Christianson Jessica Karstetter Juan Ruiz Amber Cliett Kerry Kesey Sy Ruiz Joni Coe Amber Kinley Sagrario Santos Jennifer Coleman Adam Koenig Lisa Sargent Diane Crumrine Nancy Leahy Giovanni Severino Rob Darling Caitlin Lindborg Becky Shelton Don Davis, Jr. Shelby Lockhart-Robins Amanda Shipman Rico de La Comb Maria Lucero Eric Silvers Danielle DeLange Ashlee Mandrell Mike Stone Rachel Dibble Gina Marquis Brenda Struthers Susan Duffin Orfelina Martinez Katherine Stuber Clint Endicott Julianna Maxwell Gabriela Suarez Andy Ferguson Mary Virginia Maxwell Susie Temple Enriqueta Flores Jake McCaffrey Aletha Thrush Heather Flynn Sean McGeeney Gaby Torres Tersa Foster Steve McKenna Norm Walker Bunker Frank Gerardo Mendoza Kate Watters Nicole Franson Jennifer Mendoza Carl Whitney
Alignment Team (AL) consists 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 will meet 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 (more are being added daily):
Cristina Arellano Ryan Beckett Jedean Corpron Chris Corry Dennis Dean Leif Ergeson Kirsten Fitterer Scott Izutsu Sydney John Wayne Nelson Berenice Ponce Omar Santoy Priscilla Trevino Graciela Villanueva
Community Forums (CF) provides 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 are "reality check" sessions. The insights from the Community Forums are shared with the Core Planning Team for integration into the strategic plan, as appropriate.
Community Forums will be held from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm on:
October 14 (Davis Commons)
October 15 (IKE Commons)
and November 18 (Washington Middle School)
The same content will be presented at all three sessions. They are all open to the public. Refreshments will be served.