Strategic Plan


During the 2011-12 school year, the CKSD Board of Directors updated our mission statement, vision statement, goals and school board focus areas that provide a framework for our district. Together, these components highlight our commitment to the continued advancement of student learning.


Our mission, vision and goals and focus areas comprise our strategic plan. The loss of millions in state and federal funding over the last six years has impacted our ability to reach our goals and meet the high standards we expect. Although this lack of resources has slowed our progress, our commitment to excellence, as reflected in our goals, remains strong.


This update is the culmination of a process that began in November 2010. We held several community engagement activities and received feedback from countless school district and community partners. These activities were followed by a series of study sessions, during which our directors shared their thoughts on the future of CKSD. Thanks to everyone who provided valuable input during the planning process!


Our mission, vision, goals and focus areas reflect the priorities of our community and represent a clear direction for Central Kitsap School District. Although they will continue to change as the world and our community change, they will always guide our decisions.





Central Kitsap School District's mission is to equip our students with the knowledge and skills to succeed and prosper in an ever-changing global society.  





Central Kitsap School District will be an academically strong, fiscally sound, and safe learning community.




Student achievement maximized for all students


Board Focus Areas

  • Ensure every student earns a career and college ready diploma
  • Increase student achievement by closing the opportunity gap
  • Prepare every student to demonstrate proficiency on all assessments



Major Strategies


Students will be reading and writing on or above grade level standard by SY 16-17 as measured by DIBELS K-3 and state assessments in grades 3-8 and 10.

  • Literacy adoption and professional development

  • Intentional learning walks focused on purpose and student engagement strategies (instructional framework)

  • Purposeful interventions that are aligned with the core instruction (tier II and III)

Students reading on grade level using DIBELS; students reading and writing on grade level as measured by state reading and writing assessments

Target: 98% or higher

Baseline adjustment with 14-15 results

Students in grades 3-8 and 10 perform at or above grade level standard in math by SY 16-17 as measured by state assessments.

  • Systematic professional development to implement the common core standards in math

  • Purposeful interventions that are aligned with the core instruction (tier II and III)

Students will meet or exceed the state math assessment as measured by the state standard
Target: 98% or higher
Baseline adjustment with 14-15 results

Students in grades 5, 8 and 10 will perform at or above grade level standard in science by SY 16-17 as measured by state assessments.

  • Analyze alignment of science curriculum with Next Generation Science Standards and make appropriate adjustments as needed

  • Initiate Scope and Sequence process

Students will meet or exceed the state science assessment as measured by the state assessment

Target: 98%

Increase graduation rate of all students.

  • PSAT testing for all sophomores

  • Target College Bound Scholarship students for success

  • Dual Credit enrollments

  • Equivalency Credit options

  • 9th graders in all of our high schools

Students graduating on time and are demonstrating success in fall post graduation year

Target: 90% or higher

CKSD Goal 1 Report Card

District Improvement Plan

State Assessment Scores




A well developed, highly skilled and effective staff


Board Focus Areas

  • Promote effective leadership practice throughout our organization
  • Hire, support and retain effective staff members and leaders
  • Provide professional development opportunities for all staff and leaders



Major Strategies


Beginning in SY 12-13 implement the instructional framework; fully implement by SY 15-16

  • Implement the Instructional framework

  • Plan quality professional development for leadership and staff

% of staff attending Instructional Framework training

Target: Establish baseline

Beginning SY 2011-2012 staff will continue to align their SIPs/DPIP with District goals, and be completely aligned by SY 13-14

  • Focus professional development for all staff that align with strategic plan, DIP/SIP/DPIP planning and CBAs

% of Professional Development aligned with Strategic Plan/DIP/SIP/DPIP

Target: 100%

Beginning SY 11-12 pilot the staff environmental survey where the majority of staff provide feedback by SY 13-14



Beginning SY 14-15 there is evidence of increasingly positive results by the end of SY 16-17

  • Pilot the recurring staff environmental survey

  • Develop a procedure to process survey within schools and departments

% of schools/departments participating in recurring staff environmental survey

Target: 100%


% of employees in schools/departments participating in environmental survey feedback

Target: 50% or greater


% of all employees providing positive feedback on survey

Target: Establish baseline SY 13-14

Teacher-Principal Evaluation




A community that supports and promotes its schools

Board Focus Areas

  • Provide a welcoming environment for students, staff and community
  • Focus on intentional communications including feedback opportunities for all stakeholders
  • Identify and capitalize on opportunities for the school board and superintendent team to engage the community
  • Enhance partnerships with parents, alumni and community members



Major Strategies


Beginning in SY 11-12 increase the number of Board and Superintendent engagement opportunities

  • Build and develop a tracking tool to manage time and coverage

  • Assess progress at least annually

Number of engagement and participation activities with stakeholders
Target: Establish Baseline (TBD)

Beginning in SY 11-12 develop strategy to increase the number of participants who are critically engaged with CKSD by SY 13-14

  • Plan and Implement:
    -- Communications audit
    -- Community phone survey
    -- Post-graduation student survey
    -- Community partnerships

  • Complete annual Capital Projects update

  • Implement social media

  • Update Communications Plan

Number of participants in community engagement opportunities
Target: Establish Baseline (TBD)

% of positive response from various measurements regarding CKSD
Target: Establish Baseline (TBD)




Fiscally responsible decisions align resources and goals

Board Focus Areas

  • Identify and implement fiscal and operational efficiencies
  • Align long range facilities master plan with educational plan
  • Provide a safe environment for students, staff and community



Major Strategies


Beginning SY 11-12 increase the % of buildings and departments engaged in process improvement through the use of data by SY 14-15

  • Identify improvement process used by the District for review

  • Identify system in each department and building to be analyzed

  • Provide training in process improvement

% of buildings and departments using processes for review and improvement that reflect the use of data components in decision making

Target: 80%

Beginning in SY 11-12 with the first year of Phase I Capital Project Plan, complete all projects as planned by SY 16-17

  • Monthly report to School Board

  • Establish Quarterly Program Review process

  • Provide annual and/or semi-annual report to the community

  • Provide signage on Phase I projects

% of Capital Projects completed

Target: 100%

Beginning SY 11-12, plan, coordinate and deliver a recommendation for Phase Two of the Long-Range Capital Projects Master Plan by SY 14-15

  • Conduct Demographic Study

  • Implement Configuration Committee

  • Complete Facilities Study and Survey

  • Facilities Committee Analysis

  • Community Finance Committee Coordination

Date Capital Projects Phase Two Information complete for Board decision

Target: January 15, 2015