Strategic Plan: Our Commitment to the Future
In August 2022, DC Public Schools began a year-long journey of reflection to produce our next strategic plan.
January 2023 update | This past fall, we hosted an engagement listening session series and circulated an online survey that allowed staff, students, families, and community members to reflect on our strengths and where we must grow.
We engaged people from across the District in all 8 wards and published a report about what we heard from our community.
We look forward to connecting with stakeholders over the coming months around DCPS’ vision for the future.
Engagement Report: What We Heard from the DCPS Community
Summaries: Fall 2022 Listening Sessions
In Fall 2022, DCPS hosted an engagement listening session series and circulated an online survey that allowed staff, students, families, and community members to reflect on our strengths and where we must grow.
Click on a date below to read the summary report (a new window will open). Sessions were held for staff, students, and community members.
Four main questions guided our engagement:
- What does a welcoming and affirming school community look like for all students, families, and staff?
- What can we do to ensure equitable programming and policies across all of DCPS?
- What do our students need academically, socially, and emotionally to reach their full potential?
- What resources do our staff, families, and students need to ensure all students thrive?
The importance of equity and inclusion was top of mind across all stakeholder groups, and we are excited to continue identifying and analyzing themes within the feedback to help inform the next phase of this work, which includes drafting our next five-year strategic plan.