Last February, the Board held a Special Board Meeting and multiple discussions to begin the process for district-wide Strategic Planning.
Ed Porter, from Noli-Porter Associates, was brought on to help the district begin this process. Mr. Porter’s work included developing the foundational rationale for strategic planning, solicitation of a variety of stakeholder perspectives on priorities through direct interviews, and a general timeline for the development and process of a strategic plan or strategic framework. Areas of discussion with both the Board and stakeholders surfaced several key challenges that could be focused on in a strategic planning process including a graduate profile or vision, addressing the mental health and wellness issues that are key precursors to meaningful learning, academic focus and innovation, and improvement in both the programmatic and fiscal dimensions of special education services among several other important considerations.
This summer, our new Superintendent worked with Mr. Porter and tonight’s joint presentation by Superintendent Scuderi and Mr. Porter, will restate the rationale for strategic planning, recap the work done to date, and provide additional specifics regarding the process, focus, structure, and forthcoming timelines for the development of a strategic plan for Alameda Unified.