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Strategic Plan


The SBE is excited to announce we have posted our draft strategic plan for review. The plan incorporates the top priorities communicated to the Board this year via our public survey this summer, attendees at our community forums and Board meetings, and from our partners. There are four ways to provide feedback on the draft plan, which will be considered for adoption at the Board’s November 7-8 meeting in Vancouver, Washington:

  • We have scheduled a webinar to receive feedback on October 15 from 12:00-1:30 p.m.
  • Written feedback may be submitted via email to Please include “Strategic Plan Feedback” in the subject line. Feedback received by October 19 will be considered for the revised draft presented to Board at the November Board meeting.
  • Participation in the Community Forum on November 6. Use this link to register.
  • Public comment during the Board's regularly scheduled meeting on November 7 and 8.

The Board is in the process of updating their Strategic Plan. The Board sought feedback from a broad range of stakeholders through our community forums and meetings to ensure the plan is responsive to the needs of our state and our communities as we seek to provide a high quality education system that prepares all students for college, career, and life. 

The strategic plan will establish goals and outline strategies that will move us toward this vision through the development of state policy for K-12 education, effective oversight of public schools, and advocating for student success.

The Board welcomed feedback from all stakeholders during this process, through a series of forums as well as through a public survey. You can review a summary of the feedback received at the Yakima, Seattle, and Spokane forums, or review the summary of all feedback received across the forums. A report on the public survey feedback is available.

A draft of the new strategic plan will be made available for public review this fall. If you are unable to attend a meeting or forum you are welcome to provide comments to the board in writing.

Map of Washington displaying where the SBE will travel during 2018

2018 Board Meeting Dates, Locations, and Materials*

Date Meeting Place City Forum Registration
January 10, 2018 to January 11, 2018 ESD 113 Tumwater Event has concluded.
March 6, 2018 to March 7, 2018 SPSCC Event Center Lacey Event has concluded.
May 9, 2018 to May 10, 2018 ESD 105 Yakima Event has concluded.
June 20, 2018 Community Forum: University of Washington Waterfront Activities Center Seattle Event has concluded.
July 10, 2018 Community Forum: Ferris High School Spokane Event has concluded.
July 11, 2018 to July 12, 2018 ESD 101 Spokane N/A
August 9, 2018 OSPI Olympia N/A
September 11, 2018 to September 13, 2018 Semiahmoo Resort Blaine No forum in September.
November 6, 2018 Community Forum: Washington State School for the Blind Vancouver Registration link:
November 7, 2018 to November 8, 2018 ESD 112 Vancouver N/A

*Please note: community forums are always the day before the Board meeting begins.

The 2015-2018 Strategic Plan contains four goals for the State Board of Education:

  1. Develop and support policies to close the achievement and opportunity gaps.

  2. Develop comprehensive accountability, recognition, and supports for students, schools, and districts.

  3. Ensure that every student has the opportunity to meet career and college ready standards.

  4. Provide effective oversight of the K-12 system.