District seeks participants to help draft five-year plan guiding district's decision-making

INDEPENDENT FILE PHOTO - The five-year strategic plan will help the district guide its decision-making. Pictured are students at Washington Elementary School.The Woodburn School District is looking for community members, parents and guardians who would like to participate in its five-year strategic plan update.

The Strategic Plan is significant in that it guides the school district's decision-making that contributes to the success of its students.

The Woodburn School District has about 5,700 students in grades K-12 across four elementary, two middle and five small high schools. Its student body is one of the most culturally and economically diverse in the state.

According to the district, it supports social justice by providing equitable outcomes for all student, who achieve academically and professionally because of this equity lens.

Interested parties should be able to commit to four meetings at 1390 Meridian Drive:

• Oct. 27, Noon to 6 p.m.

• Oct. 28, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Feb. 9, Noon to 6 p.m.

• Feb. 10, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The first set of meetings in October is to draft a new Strategic Plan. The second set of meetings is to finalize the plan after an extensive public outreach and feedback process.

If the meeting commitment is prohibitive for some, the district would welcome community participation in reviewing the draft plan and providing input anytime from November through January.

Those willing to participate in the strategic planning proces are encouraged to contact Jenne Marquez at 503-981-2701 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The final strategic plan will be published in February 2018.

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