Our Strategic Plan

The Board of Education is developing a new Strategic Plan to guide the district. To begin this process, we sought your help in determining our visioning for the future of our district.  We also asked for input toward our new student learning focus of core competency development.  We had over 500 detailed responses to the online survey and we thank everyone who took the time to participate and share their perspectives.

Strategic Plan Public Engagement Sessions: 

We’ve completed four public in-person community engagement sessions. The constructive dialogue and the ideas and issues raised is very helpful as we move forward with four writing sessions that will result in the new strategic plan for Comox Valley Schools.

April 3, 2024 @ Cumberland 

April 4, 2024 @ Aspen Park 

April 8, 2024 @ Lake Trail Community School

April 15, 2024 @ K’omoks Band Hall

Writing Team Composition and Sessions

Starting in late April, over 30 participants came together for four intensive writing sessions. The team worked collaboratively to analyze data, research, and feedback from surveys to develop themes for the new Strategic Plan.

The writing team for the Strategic Plan is diverse, including:

  • Students
  • District Parent Advisory Council representatives
  • Indigenous Education Council representatives
  • Elders
  • Teachers
  • Support Staff
  • Principals and vice principals
  • Trustees
  • Senior Leadership Team

Progress and Collaboration

Throughout the four writing sessions, the team made significant progress, synthesizing vast amounts of information and data. These sessions were marked by impressive collaboration and teamwork, with substantial contributions from all participants.

Lisa Bernoties McCullough is moderating the Writing Team’s work.

Groups poured through lots of feedback as they develop the learning focus.

A vast amount of data, research and information from survey responses was analyzed by groups for themes to consider.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed feedback along the way and who took part in the working groups.

Moving Forward

The  last writing session wrapped up with a focus on developing the final version of the new Strategic Plan and this work is underway. The dedication and hard work of everyone involved have been crucial in moving closer to a comprehensive Strategic Plan for Comox Valley Schools.


Special thanks to Lisa Bernoties McCullough for her exceptional facilitation of the sessions and to all members of the writing team for their time and energy.

We are looking forward to sharing the results of this exciting work.