Beginning in the spring of 2013, the Sequoia Union School District set out to create a plan
that would continue to ensure a high level of academic success for all of our students
while at the same time addressing the changing needs of the district.
The strategic planning process began with the prioritization of needs from the major
stakeholders within the district: the students, the staff, the parents, and the school board.
Through a series of meetings with these stakeholder groups, there were key “priorities”
identified to be addressed for the 2013-2014 school year.
Sequoia Union Interest Survey:
Once the key priorities were identified participants were asked their Hopes/Dreams for
the Future at Sequoia Union. These hopes and dreams included:
- Research options for providing after school supports for students.
- Become the premiere K-8 District in the area.
- Provide unique and individualized learning opportunities for all students.
- Build partnerships with the local community.
- Create a unified focus for student improvement and enrichment.
From these identified goals, the Sequoia Union Interest Survey was created. The surveys
were distributed in the classrooms, available at the Carnival to complete and were also
available to be completed online. The results from this survey were presented to the
community and school board by the superintendent/principal at the December board
Utilizing the District Priorities List and data from the Sequoia Union Interest Survey the
district strategic planning committee made up of school staff, parents, community
members, and board members met four times to identify broad categories for school
improvement and then prioritized specific items within those categories. In our final step,
the strategic planning committee created objectives with measureable and timely goals
for the district to use as a guide when making planning decisions.