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WASA Management & Operational Review
WASA May 30, 2017 Presentation
Dr. Berg's June 19, 2017 Presentation
Letter from Dr. Berg, Oct. 10, 2017
Community Engagement Plan One Pager
Survey Findings: Public Perceptions of MSD25, Dec. 11, 2017
Video: Presentation to the Board on Public Perceptions, Dec. 11, 2017
Letter to 6-12 Grade Families: Feb. 26, 2018
NEW! April 21, 2018 Community Meeting MaterialsEspañol

Setting the Direction for Marysville Schools

This is an exciting time to be a part of the Marysville School District. We are making progress. Last year’s graduation rate of 77.1% was the highest in years. We’ve achieved this by engaging our community, inspiring students to find their passion and preparing them to be productive, contributing members of our community.

Strategic Questions. We want to do even better. It’s time to update our strategic direction and address some important questions. These include:

  • How can we best structure our schools and use our resources to meet student needs?
  • Do our facilities adequately support students in preparing to work in the future economy?
  • Are there other uses of school facilities for the larger community that we should consider?

Great schools help students reach their full potential and support the well-being of our community. That’s why we need your ideas about the future vision and strategic directions for our Marysville School District. This “strategy refresh” public engagement effort will include updating our vision for the future and exploring ways to strengthen our operations. It is in addition to the school board’s ongoing work and decision-making and to our traditional ways of gathering community insights about operational decisions. To promote openness and transparency, the district is working with consultants to engage our community and gather your insights in the following six-step strategy-refresh public engagement process.

Want to learn more?

Sign up to be on our email list  HERE and we will let you know about upcoming engagement opportunities. 

For more information about the strategy efforts, email superintendents_office@msd25.org or call 360-965-0000. 


Timeline

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Stage One: Public Opinion Polling (Fall 2017)
Collect input from a cross section of our community to provide data about priorities for the district, how we are doing overall, and where we need to improve. This is important since our schools are supported by the entire community though our taxes.

Stage Two: Interviews with a Cross-Section of Community Leaders (Nov 2017 - Feb 2018)
Hold one-on-one interviews with leaders in Marysville and Tulalip. This process will gather ideas about priorities for our community and our schools, what we do well, and where we can improve. 

Stage Three: Online Survey of Faculty, Staff and Parents (Jan - Feb 2018)
Gather input from faculty, staff and parents to learn from their experiences and ideas.

Stage Four: Natural Meetings (Dec 2017 - Feb 2018)
Attend meetings where a variety of stakeholders (students, parents, teachers and school staff, and community members) naturally gather. Gather ideas (from groups with different perspectives and interests) about priorities for our community and our schools, what we do well, and where we can improve. 

Stage Five: Online Survey (Spring 2018)
Conduct an online survey to gather input from our entire community. This will provide a chance for anyone who has not yet shared their thoughts to participate in the public engagement process. Take the Survey: Staff SurveyParent, Students and Community Survey.

Stage Six: Large Scale Community Meeting (April 21, 2018) RSVP TODAY
Hold a large community meeting with small group discussions to share ideas about themes that have emerged from the information gathered in the first four stages.

The multifaceted process will inform the following next steps:

  • In the spring of 2018 the Superintendent will make a recommendation to the Board of Directors on whether to continue the current system of open choice high schools, or to set boundaries. If a decision is made to change from the status quo, a transition task force will be convened to work through the many details involved in the process. Major change would not be fully implemented until the fall of 2019.
  • The Superintendent and District Leadership Team will take the public input generated to craft a new strategic plan. The Superintendent will present the plan to the Board of Directors for their consideration.
  • The Board of Directors will take into consideration the input generated when making a decision about when to run a bond issue to improve or replace facilities.

We hope you will share your voice and your vision for our schools during this public engagement process.

For more information about the strategy efforts, email superintendents_office@msd25.org or call 360-965-0000.