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West Virginia’s Strategic Plan

Our Vision

To provide effective and equitable access to high-quality learning opportunities to empower West Virginia students to:

  • Develop and demonstrate the knowledge and skills to maximize their intellectual and personal potentials;
  • Encourage and promote a culture of responsibility, personal health, and social-emotional well-being to become engaged community members; and
  • Anticipate and prepare for the future with a pathway to workforce readiness.

Our Mission

The West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) and the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) work collaboratively to establish policies and procedures to promote equitable implementation of the WVBE’s education goals and the general supervision, oversight, and monitoring of a thorough, efficient, and effective system of free public schools.

Goal 1

Lead a Thorough, Efficient, and Effective Educational System.

Create Access and Equity to West Virginia’s Public Education System

  • Develop policy, funding, and legislative collaboration
  • Partner with schools, communities, institutions of higher education, state/federal agencies, and businesses
  • Facilitate access to technology, connectivity, and innovative practices
Goal 2

Improve Student Achievement and Accountability

Provide Access to Student Achievement and Accountability Resources/Data to County School District Staff

  • Offer technical support to counties on data-driven, evidence-based best practices to improve student performance
  • Gather, interpret, and report student achievement and accountability data
  • Create data for county boards of education to utilize in responsible local decision-making
Goal 3

Develop Economic Preparedness of Students

Advance the Three Post-Secondary E’s: Education, Employment, and Enlistment

  • Increase school readiness and achievement
  • Expand college readiness, career readiness, workforce readiness, and entrepreneurship
  • Support military career options
Goal 4

Expand the Number of High-Quality Educators and Leaders

Elevate Educator Preparation, Recruitment, Retention, and Professional Learning

  • Research and implement effective educator recruitment strategies, such as multiple pathways to teacher licensure
  • Collaborate with Institutions of Higher Education
  • Invest in professional learning opportunities for educators and leaders

West Virginia Department of Education Strategic Plan Evidence Regarding Board Goals and Objectives for 2022

January

Goal 1/Objective 2

Lead a Thorough, Efficient, and Effective Education System
Partner with schools, communities, institutions of higher education, state/federal agencies, and businesses

Title: Partnerships

Presenters: Jan Barth, Clinton Burch, Charlene Coburn, Melanie Purkey, Sonya White, and Tim Conzett

Evidence:

February

Goal 1/Objective 1

Lead a Thorough, Efficient, and Effective Education System
Develop policy, funding, and legislative collaboration

Title: Policy, Funding, and Legislative Cooperation

Presenters: Jan Barth, Melanie Purkey, Sam Pauley, and Drew McClanahan

Evidence:

March

Goal 1/Objective 3

Lead a Thorough, Efficient, and Effective Education System
Facilitate access to technology, connectivity, and innovative practices

Title: Technology, Connectivity, and Innovation

Presenters: Tim Conzett, Sonya White, and Melanie Purkey

Evidence:

April

Goal

Update on West Virginia Schools of Diversion and Transition’s Strategic Plan

Title: Update of West Virginia Schools of Diversion and Transition’s Strategic Plan

Presenters: Jacob Green

Evidence:

May

Goal 2/Objective 1

Improve Student Achievement and Accountability
Offer technical support to counties on data-driven, evidence-based best practices to improve student performance

Title: Technical Support

Presenters: Sonya White, Clinton Burch, Charlene Coburn, and Melanie Purkey

Evidence:

June

Goal 2/Objective 3

Improve Student Achievement and Accountability
Create data for county boards of education to utilize in responsible local decision-making

Title: Creating Data for County Board Use

Presenters: Tim Conzett, Charlene Coburn, Melanie Purkey, Sonya White, and Sam Pauley

Evidence:

  • Coming soon

July

Goal 3/Objectives 1 and 2

Develop Economic Preparedness of Students

  • Increase school readiness and achievement
  • Expand college readiness, career readiness, workforce readiness, and entrepreneurship

Title: Increase School, College Career, Workforce Readiness

Presenters: Sonya White, Clinton Burch, Melanie Purkey, and Charlene Coburn

Evidence:

  • Coming Soon

August

Goal 3/Objectives 2 and 3

Develop Economic Preparedness of Students

  • Expand college readiness, career readiness, workforce readiness, and entrepreneurship
  • Support military career options

Title: Entrepreneurship and Military Career Options Support

Presenters: Sonya White and Clinton Burch

Evidence:

  • Coming Soon

September

Goal 2/Objective 2

Improve Student Achievement and Accountability
Gather, interpret, and report student achievement and accountability data

Title: Student Achievement and Accountability Data

Presenters: Melanie Purkey, Charlene Coburn, Sonya White, Tim Conzett, and Clinton Burch

Evidence:

  • Coming Soon

October

Goal 4/Objective 1

Expand the Number of High-Quality Educators and Leaders
Research and implement effective educator recruitment strategies, such as multiple pathways to teacher licensure

Title: Implement Effective Educator Recruitment Strategies

Presenters: Sonya White, Charlene Coburn, and Clinton Burch

Evidence:

  • Coming Soon

November

Goal 4/Objective 3

Expand the Number of High-Quality Educators and Leaders
Invest in professional learning opportunities for educators and leaders

Title: Professional Learning Opportunities

Presenters: Clinton Burch, Charlene Coburn, Melanie Purkey, Sonya White, and Tim Conzett

Evidence:

  • Coming soon

December

Goal

Update on West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind’s Strategic Plan

Title: Update on West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind’s Strategic Plan

Presenters: Clayton Burch and Matt Hicks

Evidence:

  • Coming Soon

Download

Download the full 2021 Strategic Plan, including a guide to priority indicators, pathways to restoring learning and progress for our children, core beliefs, and key strategies.

2020-2021 Strategic Plan