Boulder Valley School District Strategic Plan

The Boulder Valley School District has developed a new Strategic Plan. This ambitious, exciting and comprehensive effort will guide BVSD for the next five years and aims at bringing everyone together to meet the needs of all students.

We believe that Boulder Valley is uniquely positioned because of its resources and outstanding educators to overcome the challenges we face, including an achievement gap that educators across Colorado and the nation have struggled to address.

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Long Term Outcomes

Our new Strategic Plan will be focused on the needs of our students. For this reason, BVSD administrators, employees, parents and community members have three Long Term Student Outcomes -- specific, student-focused, measurable results that we want our students to achieve across the district.

Outcome #1

All students benefit from challenging and relevant educational opportunities

Outcome #2

Reduce disparities in achievement

Outcome #3

Every student graduates empowered with the skills necessary for post-graduate success

Strategic Themes

Strategic Themes are areas that must be addressed to achieve long-term outcomes.

Strategic Theme 1

Ensure all instruction is challenging, engaging, relevant and meets the needs of all students

Strategic Theme 2

Provide schools and educators with responsive and customized supports to best serve students

Strategic Theme 3

Engage the talent and passion of our community and families through communication, empowerment and partnership

Strategic Theme 4

Cultivate a positive and inclusive culture throughout BVSD that promotes the well-being of students, families and employees

Phase 1 Initiatives

We are excited to launch phase 1 of our Strategic Plan. Six initiatives were selected to be implemented in Phase 1 of the Strategic Plan, launched in Fall 2019. The remaining initiatives will be implemented over the next few years. The initiatives all fall under one of the four themes above.

Learn about the Phase 1 Initiatives

Stakeholder Engagement

Over the 2018-19 school year, Boulder Valley School District engaged in an intensive strategic planning process, which has culminated in a comprehensive plan and the first phase of action initiatives.

Learn more about the process behind the Strategic Plan.

About the Strategic Plan

Student first, always

All of our efforts in the Boulder Valley School District are focused on the 31,000 students we serve and ensuring that they succeed not only today, but in the college and career pathway of their choice. As a result, this strategic plan will be focused on the students and how we can significantly improve student outcomes.

Building from where we are, instead of starting over

BVSD's previous strategic plan, The Success Effect, has already accomplished much in the Boulder Valley School District. As we move the district forward, we will build upon this strong foundation, while still looking for ways to continuously improve.

Feedback Focused

Diagram showing the data considered during the analysis phase of the Strategic plan, including the Success Effect, etc.

All of this work is built up the feedback of hundreds of BVSD parents, employees and community members. During his 100-Day Plan, Superintendent Rob Anderson met with the faculty at all 56 BVSD schools, as well as parents and community members at a number of Meet & Greet Sessions held regionally across Boulder Valley. During all of these sessions, participants provided direct feedback to the superintendent regarding the state of the district and areas they wanted improved. This feedback, along with all of the public engagement that led up to the Success Effect, has helped to inform and shape the new strategic plan.

Data Driven

We will develop measures that will help drive our work. We will focus on Return on Investment (ROI) so that we can  stop doing what is not working; benchmark our performance both locally and nationally with similar, high performing districts; and develop targets that will allow us to focus our efforts on student outcomes. In order to establish a baseline, BVSD worked with Greenway Strategy Solutions to pull together as much data as possible regarding the state of the school district, including state assessment results, district culture and climate surveys and much, much more.