The District’s new strategic plan, called Future Ready, is a roadmap to successfully fulfill our promise to know, value and support every student, helping them graduate ready to pursue a promising future. The SBLSD promise also comes with a commitment to promote a culture of fair and inclusive practices, where each student receives equitable access to the opportunities, resources and supports to succeed and thrive.

    For a detailed look at our strategic plan, view plan documents: Full 32-page version (Spanish), Condensed 8-page version (Spanish), and the two-page version (Spanish).

    Strategic Plan High-Level Summary

    Future Ready comprises three components: 

    1. Student Learning 2. Instructional Effectiveness 3. Operational Infrastructure
    • Our Promise
    • Goals and Measure of Student Success
    • Portrait of a Graduate
    • Building Blocks for Action
    • Professional Practices
    • Educational Strategies
    • Responsive and Efficient Supports
    • Disciplined Implementation


  • The strategic plan’s core component is Student Learning with five measurable goals – and equity in mind – that span preschool to high school:

    1. Success in the Early Years
    2. Nurtured, Engaged and Empowered Students
    3. Academically-Prepared Critical Thinkers
    4. Elimination of Disparities in Student Access and Success
    5. Readiness for College, Career and Life
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Portrait of a Graduate

  • As the plan’s name suggests, we’ve incorporated a focus on readiness for the future with a Portrait of a Sumner-Bonney Lake Graduate, which features these five areas of knowledge, skills and attitudes:

    1. Responsible Community Contributor
    2. 21st Century Collaborator
    3. Innovative Critical Thinker
    4. Globally-Conscious Member of Society
    5. Self-Empowered Learner

Diverse Voices, Unified Direction

  • The five-year strategic plan was developed over several months in collaboration with 200 diverse voices involving staff, students, families and community members. Find more information at sumnersd.org/FutureReady.