A new five-year strategic plan for the Ketchikan School District is in front of the school board on Wednesday,
The plan was compiled by a committee of educators, parents, students and other community members, according to the agenda statement. The group came up with a vision, a mission and goals.
The vision calls for “educating and empowering students to be critical thinkers, leaders and problem solvers.”
The mission states that, “Together we foster an educational culture of academic excellence, meaningful connections and nurturing environments to maximize every student’s unique potential.”
Goals include involving stakeholders in student support systems, maintaining a feeling of safety at the school district, and incorporating transparency, accountability and integrity to rebuild trust.
Objectives are tied to each goal. For example, under the transparency, goal, objectives include developing a communication team and a system to provide information to the public.
Also Wednesday, the board will hold public hearings on revisions to three board policies. Two are related to sexual harassment, and one is related to the code of ethics for district employees. The district has been reviewing and revising policies over the past few months.
Wednesday’s meeting starts at 6 p.m. in borough assembly chambers at the White Cliff building. Public comment will be heard at the start and end of the meeting.