Powell River Board of Education
Learners Preparing for the Challenges of Tomorrow
Strategic Planning

In early 2019, our Board began working on a Strategic Plan to set the direction for the District during the Board's four year term.  The plan was developed by completing an Environmental Scan and SWOT analysis, extensive discussion with Trustees and Senior Staff, and a full day strategic planning workshop involving the Board of Education and Senior District Leadership. The Board then hosted a facilitated forum involving community stakeholders and used the feedback from that event to inform the balance of its planning. 

The District has chosen three key themes that will be given special focus over the next four years with implementation of each of these themes focused on specific goals and objectives: 

Learner Success

Goal 1: Improve achievement results for ALL students

  • Objective: Increase the readiness of students entering kindergarten
  • Objective: Increase student literacy
  • Objective: Increase student numeracy
  • Objective: Increase secondary graduation and transition rates
  • Objective: Improve the readiness of students for life after high school

Goal 2: Support mental health needs and well-being of students and employees

  • Objective: Increase mental health literacy for students, parents and staff
  • Objective: Improve our culture of acceptance, tolerance, mindfulness and respect
  • Objective: Promote student engagement in their learning and their community
  • Objective: Promote the appropriate and ethical use of social media

Engagement and Connections

Goal 1: Improve communication and engagement strategies to adapt to the varying needs of our community

  • Objective: Implement strategies that meet the preferred communication and engagement needs of our students and stakeholders
  • Objective: Promote employee engagement in their school and organizational culture
  • Objective: Increase collaboration with the Tla'amin Nation, the qathet Regional District and the City of Powell River

Organizational Sustainability

 Goal 1: Improve Organizational Effectiveness

  • Objective: Establish a framework for strategic planning and continuous reporting
  • Objective: Increase school district generated revenue
  • Objective: Ensure efficiency of business functions

Goal 2: Promote and facilitate sustainable practices within the organization

  • Objective: Create and implement a district wide energy management plan
  • Objective: Create and implement a district wide environmental sustainability plan