Developing a Plan for the Future
In the fall of 2021, the Vallejo City Unified School District Board of Education requested that the District engage in a strategic planning process to provide focus and direction to the efforts to improve VCUSD. They asked that the plan be driven by community input, developed by community leaders, and focused on actionable goals that can be achieved in three years. The District built existing practices to collect information from its annual Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) to help inform the strategic planning process. Because this is the first strategic plan VCUSD has had in recent memory, some foundational and story gathering was necessary. We began with listening conversations with the Board of Education to understand and capture their historical perspectives and lived experiences.
Strategic Planning Action Committee
The strategic planning process began by recruiting a Strategic Planning Action Committee (SPAC), which included diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. The group consisted of students, families, staff, and community members.
The SPAC met virtually four times in 2021 and 2022 and analyzed multiple data sources. The team also had panel discussions which revealed a more nuanced picture of the District. Additionally, organizational performance indicators provided quantitative measures to inform the evaluation process was used to ensure our strategic plan maximized opportunities to achieve the District’s vision.
The Adopted Plan
The Vallejo City Unified School District Board of Education adopted the strategic plan in August 2022, with four focus areas. The approved plan also includes an updated vision, mission, and core beliefs and values.
Implementing the Plan
The 2022-23 school year’s focus will be operationalizing the strategic plan. Implementation of the plan will be supported by cabinet, district leadership, and design teams. This team’s work will be reported regularly.
Strategic Plan Pillars
Pillar 1 - Equitable Opportunities, Equitable Outcomes
Pillar 2 - Safe and Supportive Learning Environments
Pillar 3 - Vibrant Culture of Teaching and Learning
Pillar 4 - Community Centered-Education
Portrait of a VCUSD Graduate