In October 2014, a 27-person planning team met and worked collaboratively to revise San Juan Unified’s Strategic Plan, originally developed in 2010. The planning team was composed of students, parents, community partners, a board member, teachers, classified staff, and administrators.
The planning team affirmed the district’s shared set of beliefs and mission from the previous Strategic Plan, continuing to provide solid direction for the district. The team revised the district’s objectives and developed four new strategies that highlight areas of work to be addressed in the next five years:
I) We will design and implement a system of learning that honors individual student goals and dreams, while fostering college and career readiness in an environment that supports social, emotional, and physical well-being.The four strategies were assigned to action planning teams composed of students, parents, staff, community partners, and district leaders. The teams met over a 13-week period to analyze and research each strategy and develop a set of action plans they believe are needed to fully realize each strategy.
II) We will model and integrate knowledge and habits needed to develop a healthy body, mind, and spirit ensuring growth and success within and beyond the classroom.
III) We will ensure a collaborative connection between students, staff, families, community members, and external supports to create and sustain partnerships based on mutual respect, shared needs, goals, and resources.
IV) We will ensure a comprehensive system of resources and support for our students of color, low income and English language learners to promote their well-being and success.
The action plans were considered by the planning team in early June. The planning team listened to group presentations, asked probing questions, and carefully considered the set of plans submitted to them. The plans were revised based on this feedback.
In June 2015, the Board of Education unanimously approved the completed Strategic Plan.
How the Plan is Organized
Today, San Juan’s Strategic Plan focuses the work at a system level, at school sites, and in departments. It clearly describes where we are headed and how we will measure our progress, through our mission and objectives. The shared beliefs in the plan describe the foundation which guides the work of everyone:parents, staff, students, and community. The strategies, each with a set of result-based action plans, describe the work being prioritized in San Juan Unified. Completion of these action plans, with effective results, will ensure that our district is on its way toward achieving its mission.
In order to maximize the effect seen from the strategic planning process, a similar planning process is taking place in each of the District’s 65 schools in the next four years. The goal is to create site-based plans that align to the District’s new strategic plan, creating a coherent vision for the district’s future.
Strategic Plan Documents
2015 - 2016 Strategic Plan