Strategic Plan Goal #3: Safety and Belonging

  • Welcome to Wichita Public Schools USD 259's strategic plan goal focused on enhancing the safety and sense of belonging for all students. As a district committed to providing a nurturing and inclusive environment, we recognize the critical importance of students feeling safe, valued, and connected within their school community. This strategic goal aims to address these essential aspects of student well-being, ensuring that every student has the opportunity to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. Join us in our journey to create a school environment where every student feels a sense of safety and belonging. 

Safety and Belonging Survey Administration

  • It is essential to conduct a survey assessing the safety and belonging of students in the current year to establish a baseline for several reasons. Firstly, it provides a snapshot of the current state, allowing us to identify areas of strength and areas that require improvement. This baseline data serves as a reference point against which future progress can be measured. Secondly, by understanding how students currently perceive safety and belonging, we can tailor interventions and strategies to address specific needs, thereby improving the overall school environment.


    Continuing to administer the survey in the following years is crucial for several reasons. Firstly, it allows us to track trends over time and determine if our efforts to enhance safety and belonging are effective. By comparing data from year to year, we can identify patterns of improvement or areas where additional support is needed. Secondly, it provides accountability and transparency to families, demonstrating our commitment to continuously improving the school environment. Lastly, by regularly assessing safety and belonging, we can ensure that our strategies remain relevant and responsive to the evolving needs of our students.