"At its heart, our strategic plan—made up of our District’s vision, mission, shared values, and priorities—is about ensuring that our students are affirmed for who they are, inspired by their experiences, and have access to the individualized supports and services that will empower them to thrive.”
- Dr. Ivan Duran, Bellevue School District Superintendent
About the Plan
The Bellevue School District Strategic Plan will bring cohesion to the efforts of our entire community, aligning us toward strengthening our investment in our students’ success. It takes all of us—staff, families, and the community—working together to exceed expectations and continue to earn our place as a national model of educational excellence that meets the needs of every student academically, socially, and emotionally.
Mission and Vision
To serve each and every student academically, socially, and emotionally, through a rigorous and relevant education that is innovative and individualized. As a learning community that values one another’s humanity, we provide courageous support for an equitable and exceptional education for all students.
To affirm and inspire each and every student to learn and thrive as creators of their future world.
The following shared values guide our work in the way we prioritize our energies and efforts, how we make decisions, and ultimately how we serve our students and each other.
We seek to understand our students, meet their needs and those of our families and community, and to serve each other.
We pursue and nurture the exceptional achievements of our students, teachers, and staff through hard work and growth.
We earn trust through consistently and accountably following through on our commitments, and by addressing our shortfalls.
We welcome diverse ideas and contributions, assume each other’s best intent, and honor each other’s strengths and traditions.
We are mindful of and respond to the thoughts and feelings of others, and are kind, authentic, and self-aware in our interactions.
We build inclusive teams of students, families, staff, and community partners, and engage each member’s contribution on behalf of our students.
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2023 Strategic Plan Goals
Affirm and Inspire: Students feel safe, affirmed, and inspired to achieve high levels of social-emotional well-being regardless of background.
Learn and Thrive: Students achieve high levels of academic success and outcomes are not predicted by race or income.
Creators of Their Future World: Students effectively problem solve and lead for positive local and global change by developing global awareness and cultural competency, and learn advanced skills in processing and applying information through the effective use of technology and engineering.
Exceptional Staff: To improve student well-being and academic achievement in our district, we develop a culture that attracts, engages, and retains exceptional educators who are reflective of and responsive to the diversity of Bellevue School District students.
Family and Community Engagement: Families, particularly those who have been traditionally marginalized, are more informed, better able to find support, and are more empowered to contribute to student success.
Our commitment is that each Bellevue student— no matter their race, ability, language background, religion, national origin, immigration status, or sexual orientation—will receive an exemplary education and achieve success in a way that honors their identity and affirms their individuality.
Inspiration has the power to propel potential and transform the way students perceive their own capabilities. In addition to cultivating talents and abilities, we strive to provide experiences that inspire students to learn and introduce them to new possibilities.
It takes all of us—staff, families, and the community— working together to exceed expectations and continue to earn our place as a national model of educational excellence that meets the needs of every student academically, socially, and emotionally.