Strategic Planning Process
The District’s 2015-2020 strategic plan is the product of an intensive, year-long, community-driven planning process. Approximately 200 people participated on our nine strategic planning teams throughout the 2014-2015 school year. Each team was carefully recruited to include a balance of parents, teachers, classified staff, students, administrators, and members of the general public.
Each team was led by two or three co-chairs using a five-phase planning process developed and guided by an independent advisory firm.
- Phase 1: Assess the Environment (analyze data, trends, community survey results, and best practices)
- Phase 2: Frame the Opportunities (brainstorm and prioritize potential strategic opportunities)
- Phase 3: Define Goals (articulate an overarching aspiration statement for the initiative)
- Phase 4: Identify Objectives, Action Steps, and Resources
- Phase 5: Finalize the Plan and Prepare for Implementation
Serving as invaluable community input tools throughout the strategic planning process, “Community Conversations” and surveys were offered in multiple languages at various school sites and time frames to accommodate the diverse needs of our constituencies. The Community Conversations involved professionally facilitated small group discussions addressing specific questions and ideas emerging from the planning teams. Over one thousand community members contributed their feedback via this multi-pronged stakeholder input process.
The strategic plan produced via our comprehensive process now serves as the guidepost for the annual Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), as well as other required district-wide plans. To ensure that our aspirations do indeed become a reality, implementation of each strategic priority will be guided by stakeholder teams and stewarded by the Superintendent and Board of Trustees.