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Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan Page, Mission and Vision

Thank You for Your Help!

Thank you to those who attended the engagement sessions and completed our survey. We have moved into Phase 2 of our strategic planning process. Once the data is analyzed, DPI will consider the themes and perspective when choosing DPI's priorities. We will release an engagement report that details our engagement methods and the results of our data in late Spring, early Summer 2024.

Along with the engagement report, we look forward to engaging with internal and external audiences through virtual and in-person events.

Strategic Planning Survey

The survey has closed. 

Community Engagement Sessions

Completed Engagement Sessions:

February 6, 2024
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Baraboo, WI - School District of Baraboo
February 1, 2024
5:00 - 6:30 pm
Janesville, WI - Marshall Middle School
January 31, 2024
5:30 - 7:00 pm
January 29, 2024
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Mequon, WI - Homestead High School
January 22, 2024
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Dodgeville, WI - Dogeville High School
January 23, 2024
5:00 - 6:30 pm
Deforest, WI - DeForest Area School Distict
January 11, 2024
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Kenosha, WI - Kenosha Unified School District
January 10, 2024
5:00 - 6:30 pm
Milwaukee, WI - Milwaukee Public Schools
January 8, 2024
5:30 - 7:00 pm

Oshkosh, WI - Vel Phillips Middle School

November 13
5:30 - 7:00 pm
November 20
5:00 - 6:30 pm
Minocqua - Lakeland Union High School
November 21
4:30 - 6:00 pm
DC Everest - Junior High School IMC
November 27
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Eau Claire, WI - Eau Claire Memorial High School
November 28
5:00 - 6:30 pm
Onalaska, WI - Irving Pertzsch Elementary School
December 4
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Washburn - Washburn Elementary
December 5
5:00 - 6:30 pm
Spooner, WI - Spooner High School
December 12
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Green Bay, WI - Baird Elementary School
December 13
5:00 - 6:30 pm
Crivitz, WI - Crivitz School District
December 18
9:00 - 10:30 am

“I firmly believe that the people most impacted by a policy should play a part in crafting it, and that is why we are reaching out to communities across Wisconsin. Every person who lives in this state is impacted by our public schools, and I look forward to hearing from our education partners, the residents of our school districts, community and business leaders, and even our students, all of whom have important perspectives to learn from when it comes to shaping the work of our department." - Jill Underly, PhD, State Superintendent  Click to Read Full Release


The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is developing a strategic plan that is rooted in equity to ensure that the strategies and measurements of progress align with DPI's mission and vision. We are committed to transparency and inclusivity, actively involving both DPI colleagues and external stakeholders in a collaborative process.

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Our Vision, Mission, and Values

Our Vision

Engaged learners creating a better Wisconsin together.

Our Mission

To advance equitable, transformative, and sustainable educational experiences that develop learners, schools, libraries, and communities in Wisconsin.

DPI Core Values

Core values graphicThe DPI core values act as the foundation upon which the department builds its identity. These values are not just words; they mold the DPI's professional culture. Aligned with these guiding principles, the DPI communicates to external audiences the unshakable commitment to not only listen, learn, and grow, but to champion the cause of learners in Wisconsin. Through dedication to inclusive and equitable technical assistance and customer service, the DPI illuminates the path towards educational excellence and empowerment.

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The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has designed the Strategic Planning process in three phases beginning in March 2023 and ending in August 2024.

Phase 1

Internal and External feedback to shape vision, mission, values and priorities.

This phase, taking place between March 2023 and January 2024, is to gather input from a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. A variety of engagement methods will help shape our priorities and enablers and bond those priorities with the mission, vision and values of the agency. We will engage in survey research, roundtables with focused groups, community engagement sessions around the state and shadowing sessions in our public schools and libraries.

March 2023 - January 2024

Phase 2

Refine elements from Phase 1, ongoing community events, goals and metrics.

Between February 2024 and May 2024, DPI will analyze and refine the data collected in Phase 1. This data will inform the priority areas, facilitators and the goals and measurements of progress. Throughout Phase 2, DPI will continue to engage with stakeholders through school visits and community engagement sessions. DPI is committed to reporting out the results of our engagement strategies.

February 2024 - May 2024

Phase 3

Identify strategies, initiatives, and programs to achieve the goals.

Building off of the priorities, facilitators, goals and measurements of progress, DPI will identify strategies and initiatives that will assist DPI in achieving our goals. Stakeholder engagement will continue in Phase 3 in the form of roundtables, discussions with experts in the field of education and research. A complete document outlining the 2023-2028 Strategic Plan for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will be released in September 2024.

June 2024 - September 2024

Contact the Strategic Planning Team