2021-2026 Strategic Plan


We provide exemplary educational experiences for each student to thrive


Inspired, Educated, and Empowered to Thrive 


We believe in a collaborative school community that values:

  • Relationships that foster trust and respect
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Student voice
  • High expectations
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving
  • Life-long learning

             FOR ALL!


  • Academics/Programs
  • Personnel/Leadership
  • Operations
  • Communications/Community Engagement
  • Learning Environment/Culture

WSD Goal Areas 


Strategic Goal Statement: WSD will ensure a precision focus on learning by providing high-quality instruction using aligned, adequate (quantity) materials in state-of-the-art learning environments. 

2022-2023 Priority Objectives:

  • Provide training and implement Problem-Based Learning

  • Revise the curriculum in high school science

  • Revise the curriculum in middle school and high school social studies

  • 1:1 Devices

  • Middle school teaming


Strategic Goal Statement: WSD will attract and retain high-quality staff. 

2022-2023 Priority Objectives:

  • Develop Grow-Your-Own program to fill critical staff vacancies

  • Demonstrate commitment to staff excellence

  • Commit to culture of exceptional customer service

  • Staffing analysis using resources Eidex/benchmarking

  • Enrollment analysis

  • Grow a culture of collaboration "one Waterford"


Strategic Goal Statement: WSD will promote authentic community engagement and celebrate our successes. 

2022-2023 Priority Objectives:

  • Provide consistent parent/community engagement opportunities

  • Update our general/athletic photography catalog

  • Continue robust enrollment campaign

  • Cultivate a strong digital media presence

  • Position WSD as a welcoming district with a bright future

  • Promote passage of non-homestead millage


Strategic Goal Statement: WSD will utilize district data to inform decision-making on allocation of available resources to achieve the District's vision and carry out the District's mission.

2022-2023 Priority Objectives:

  • Facilities utilization recommendation

  • Continue with implementing operational efficiencies

  • Bond plan for future projects

  • Update district for security recommendations

  • Renew non-homestead Millage

  • Continue building of new Stepanski


Strategic Goal Statement: WSD will cultivate an environment of mutual trust, respect, inclusion, and substantive relationships so that the students, staff, and community thrive. 

  • Continue work with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • Restorative Practices

  • Behavior Threat Assessment

  • Improve new teacher induction program and mentor system

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report