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Strategic Plan 2012-17

Full Strategic Plan Document (PDF)

Executive Summary of Strategic Plan (PDF)

Message from the Board of Education (PDF)

Message from Superintendent, Dr. Vincent Matthews, Ed.D (PDF)

Objectives and Strategies (PDF)

Mission Vision and Objectives Poster (PDF)


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Vision, Mission, Objectives & Strategies

Vision Statement
All San Jose Unified School District students are inspired and prepared to succeed in a global society.

Mission Statement
San Jose Unified School District’s mission is to eliminate the opportunity gap and provide every student with the finest 21st century education.

Objectives & Strategies

Objective 1: SJUSD will provide a high quality and comprehensive instructional program.

Strategy 1.1: Employ an educational system that ensures opportunities and successes for all students.
Strategy 1.2: Accelerate and enrich learning for every student.
Strategy 1.3: Implement a systematic instructional framework.
Strategy 1.4: Implement a comprehensive assessment system that drives instruction.
Strategy 1.5: Implement a rigorous and relevant 21st Century K-12 curriculum.

Objective 2: SJUSD will ensure students, staff, parents, and community are both engaged and satisfied.

Strategy 2.1: Build a coherent system of support for at-risk students’ socio emotional, behavioral, and health needs, including effective partnerships with community organizations.
Strategy 2.2: Strengthen family-school relationships by dramatically expanding opportunities for parent leadership, engagement, and advocacy.
Strategy 2.3: Create, maintain, and rigorously assess partnerships with industry, government, and non-profit organizations to reinforce the 21st century skills.
Strategy 2.4: Design and implement a process that measures, assesses, and responds to employee satisfaction.

Objective 3: SJUSD will demonstrate effective, efficient, and exemplary practices in all divisions, departments, and schools.

Strategy 3.1: Leverage best practices from all sectors, public and private, to define and refine SJUSD practices.
Strategy 3.2: Create a results-driven district-wide accountability system that identifies students’ needs in schools, departments, and divisions.

Objective 4: SJUSD will attract and recruit, support and retain a highly effective and diverse workforce.

Strategy 4.1: Develop a rigorous employee hiring process with a focused effort on hiring a diverse workforce with 21st century skills.
Strategy 4.2: Design and implement a professional growth system for all employees to sustain and improve employee performance.

Objective 5: SJUSD will align resources to the strategic plan and equity policy and demonstrate cost effective budget management.

Strategy 5.1:  Develop an accountability system for all managers with budget control authority.
Strategy 5.2:  Establish an annual system for validating priorities that align to the Strategic Plan and Equity Policy.