Strategic Plan

We have spent the first half of the 2023-24 school year working on the development of a five-year strategic plan for the Monroe School District. On April 15, 2024, the Monroe School District Board of Directors unanimously voted to adopt the district’s new strategic plan, complete with a fresh mission, vision, and promise (read the news article here). This new plan will guide the district's actions over the next five years, aligning efforts and resources while establishing a framework for monitoring results. The newly adopted strategic plan can be found below.

While we have been actively working on developing our strategic plan this year, we also set improvement goals for the 2023-24 school year. These goals aim to improve our services to students and their related outcomes. We will share our progress towards meeting these goals at the end of the school year. 

Strategic Plan Development

AUG. - OCT. 2023

  • Listening Tour
    • Community Meetings
    • Meetings with Staff
    • Focus Groups
    • ThoughtExchange Surveys
  • Analyzing district-wide data 

NOV. - FEB. 2024

  • Analyze Feedback
  • Develop Draft Strategic Plan

MAR. - APR. 2024

  • Share Draft Strategic Plan
  • Gather Feedback
  • Edit Draft to Include Feedback
  • Adoption by School Board - April 15, 2024
  • Share Final Strategic Plan

APR. - AUG. 2024

  • Share Progress Towards 2023-24 District-Wide Improvement Goals
  • Determine Priority Objectives and Set Specific Targets for the 2024-25 School Year

Strategic Plan

Cover of Monroe School District Strategic Plan - Adopted April 2024

You can view our five-year strategic plan by clicking on the image of the PDF to the left or you can scroll down to view the same content as mobile-responsive web content.

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Glossary of Terms

A glossary of terms used throughout our Strategic Plan can be found at the bottom of this web page.

Superintendent Shawn Woodward

Dear Monroe School District Community,

I'm excited to share our new five-year strategic plan, complete with a fresh mission, vision, and promise. After many months of gathering input from our students, staff, families, community members, administrators, city officials, and civic & non-profit leaders, this plan represents the diverse voices in our community and reflects our collective vision for the future of Monroe School District.

The goal of our strategic plan is to align our efforts and resources and provide a framework for monitoring results so that we can make informed decisions to effectively meet the needs of our students, staff, families, and community. 

Now that our plan is finalized and adopted by the school board, our focus will shift to action. Each year, our school board and district leaders will designate priority objectives for focused attention and set measurable goals for improvement. But rest assured, while we are concentrating on these priorities, progress will continue across all areas outlined in the plan. 

As you will see in the plan, all goal areas have performance indicators to help us determine our progress toward meeting our goals. The specific targets will be set once we have determined our priority objectives for the year and collected baseline data. We will share our progress toward reaching our goals annually.

I want to thank our students, staff, families, and community for your input. Your partnership is invaluable as we pave the way for the future of Monroe School District where all students belong, believe, and achieve. 


Shawn Woodward


We envision a future where every student in the Monroe School District will know and say:

  • I belong, and I matter.
  • I am challenged, supported, and successful in my learning.
  • I believe in myself, and my community believes in me.
  • I feel connected to my learning, to my peers, and to the adults in my school.  
  • I see a future I want, and I know how to achieve it.


In the Monroe School District, our students experience a deep sense of belonging while being supported, challenged, and inspired to explore their passions, learn at high levels, achieve their goals, and graduate ready to thrive in their chosen path after high school.


Photo of two Monroe High School Unified Sports Basketball Players

We aim to create an environment in which our students feel they belong within their school communities — where they are accepted and supported.

Early learning student working on letter puzzle

We believe in our students’ capacity to learn, grow, and thrive, and we want our students to believe in themselves.

MHS graduate celebrating

We hold our students to high academic standards and provide them with the support to achieve their own personal goals — now and in the future.



We uphold the highest standards of professionalism, transparency, ethical behavior, accountability, and reliability to establish a strong foundation of trust.


We work as a collaborative learning community to ensure the strengths, needs, and goals of each student and staff member are known and supported.


We believe that every student can learn at high levels and ensure that every decision and action is centered around our students’ learning and well-being.


We foster an inclusive and caring environment where every individual feels welcome, safe, valued, connected, and respected.


We work and learn as collaborative teams, empowering all individuals to contribute their diverse skills, voice, and insights, resulting in collective responsibility for student learning.


We foster a culture of mutual accountability and continuous improvement, as we actively engage, challenge, and inspire all individuals to meet high expectations by providing high-quality, evidence-based instruction and stellar customer service.

Elements of Our Strategic Plan


All students are future ready

GOAL 1: 
All students are ready for their future.



GOAL 2 - All students are safe, know, valued, and supported


All students are safe, known, valued, and supported.


Goal 3 - recruit and retain icon


GOAL 3: 
We recruit and retain an exceptional, caring workforce that reflects the diversity of the students we serve.


Goal 4 - family and community engagement icon


Family and community members are connected to school and valued partners.


Goal 5 - effectively utilize resources icon


We effectively utilize resources and demonstrate transparent fiscal responsibility.