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Coherent Governance Policies

The Board of Directors is governed by The Coherent Governance model of board leadership, containing four sets of policies: Results, Operational Expectations, Governance Process, and Board/Superintendent Relations. These policies are monitored annually through the evaluation of reports submitted through the Superintendent.

Results Policies


South Kitsap School District graduates will be:

  • Prepared for career and/or college
  • Ready to be global citizens
  • Equipped for personal success

Results 1: Academic Excellence

Students will become problem solvers, critical thinkers, innovators, and effective communicators through:

  • High Quality Instruction in all Classrooms:
    • English Language Arts
    • Math
    • Sciences
    • Social Studies
    • Arts
    • Health, Wellness, and Physical Fitness
    • Career & Technical Education (CTE)
    • World Languages
  • Professional Development
  • Inclusive, Equitable Teaching and Learning
  • Professional Learning Communities
  • Innovative Learning Opportunities

Results 2: Wellness

The District will create safe, inclusive, learning communities in every school across the District so that all students and staff will feel a sense of belonging in order to succeed academically and personally through:

  • Wellness
  • Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Support
  • Enrichment Activities
  • District /School-wide Equity of Opportunity

Results 3: Safety

The District will create and maintain safe learning and working environments that promote academic excellence, wellness, and efficient use of resources through:

  • Safe School Culture
  • Secure Facilities
  • Emergency Preparedness

Results 4: Stewardship

The District will be fiscally responsible and use resources efficiently and equitably, maintain fiscal stability, maximize efficiency of District operations, and align resources to support dynamic teaching and learning through:

  • Financial Responsibility
  • Operational Efficiency
  • High Quality Workforce

Results 5: Community

Since strong communities build strong schools, and strong schools build strong communities, the District will partner with the community to ensure student success through:

  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Family and Community Feedback
  • Family and Community Communication