Cultivating a Culture of Continuous Improvement
Beginning with a collaborative study of related literature, the Pullman School District, through its leadership team, embarked on a process to review and revise its strategic plan. A team was assembled to develop and update the district’s purpose, mission, and commitments, as well as short and long-term goals. The outcomes of this process guided our planning and decisions at the district level, in departments, and in schools with a focus on optimizing student learning and achievement. The process is continuous, meaning that the products of the team's work was a beginning, not an end, and must be revisited at least annually.
We purposefully named the process “Cultivating a Culture of Continuous Learning” (CCCI as an acronym). What we know about the challenges facing future generations is changing at a rapid pace. It is our belief that no matter how good we are there is always a need to identify changes in our programming and practices that can bring improvements in the results we seek. Ultimately, those results are seen in the growth and achievement of our students.
The team represented stakeholder groups and gathered input broadly so that the plan represents the community’s educational needs and priorities. Members of the CCCI development team gathered and analyzed input from as many school stakeholders as possible. The team used existing and gathered data from surveys, interviews, and other sources, to develop a continuous improvement plan that serves as the district’s strategic plan.
The School Board expressed their desire to align its work with the plan, including meeting agenda items, in order to provide leadership toward its strategic goals. The principals are also committed to using the plan as a guide for their individual school improvement planning processes.
We encourage everyone with an interest in the Pullman Public Schools to continue to engage in the process with us. Please contact the district office with input regarding the District Strategic Plan.