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Item Title:Update on Strategic Plan Components: Review of Strategic Goal #1: "Refining and Clarifying Our Foundational Program" (20 Mins/Information)
Item Type:Information

In February 2020, the Board approved AUSD’s Graduate profile, which consists of four goals for students as they exit AUSD’s schools and prepare for life beyond our K-12 program:


1.       I Am College and Career & Life Ready

2.       I Seek Opportunities and Challenges

3.       I Know Myself and Work Effectively with Others

4.       I Build Community Through Understanding and Service 


Work on the District’s Strategic Plan was to begin the following month, March 2020. Instead, school districts across the country had to prepare for what has turned out to be an almost 2-year period of uncertainty due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.


As students returned to in-person learning last year, the Superintendent and his team picked back up on the important work of a Strategic Plan and formed AUSD’s Strategic Planning Workgroup. This group includes the following team members:


  • Board Member Megan Sweet, Ed.D.
  • Board Member Ardella Dailey, Ed.D.
  • Superintendent Pasquale Scuderi
  • Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services Kirsten Zazo
  • Senior Manager of Data, Assessment, and Research Lindsey Jenkins-Stark
  • Senior Director of Equity, African-American and Multi-Ethnic Student Achievement Shamar Edwards
  • Senior Director of Special Education Randhir Bains, Ed.D.
  • Director of Secondary Vernon Walton
  • Director of Elementary Yvonne Wright
  • Coordinator of Language and Literacy Nancy Lai


The group has been working to set universal goals pursued by targeted processes to achieve those goals. Targeted universalism is an approach that supports the needs of the particular while reminding us that we are all part of the same social fabric. 


Tonight's presentation focuses on Draft Goal Number 1: "Refining and Clarifying Our Foundational Program." This goal will be discussed with AUSD staff and the wider community in the coming months before coming back to the Board for further discussion and approval. 


The presentation for this agenda item will be available before the Board meeting and posted here after the meeting for reference.

AUSD LCAP Goals:3. Support parent/guardian development as knowledgeable partners and effective advocates for student success.
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Recommendation:This item is presented for information and will return to the Board for approval at a subsequent meeting.
AUSD Guiding Principle:#4 - Parental involvement and community engagement are integral to student success.| #5 - Accountability, transparency, and trust are necessary at all levels of the organization.
Submitted By:Pasquale Scuderi, Superintendent