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Pleasanton USD Strategic Plan

The mission of the Pleasanton Unified School District, a vital component of a historic yet forward-looking community, is to educate each of its students in an individually appropriate manner within an environment of personal safety and mutual respect, to become well-informed, productive and socially responsible citizens.

Pleasanton USD Strategic Plan
In December 1997, the Pleasanton Unified School District embarked on a strategic planning process that eventually has involved approximately 300 students, staff, parents, and community members. The thirty-person team Strategic Planning Team developed the Mission, Beliefs, Objectives, and Strategies. For each strategy, an Action Planning Team was formed. These strategies are now being implemented with the support of Advisory Committees. Currently, the Advisory Committees are being used to update the Strategic Plan. Using the Strategic Plan, the Board of Trustees annually adopts the Shared Vision of the Governance Team. For information regarding the Strategic Plan, contact John Casey, Superintendent, at (925) 426-4333 or his administrative assistant at For a PDF file copy of the Strategic Plan, click here.

Pleasanton Unified School District is seeking individuals to serve on the Strategic Planning Committee. The task of the committee is to identify the probable and possible future our children will face and to identify what impact these scenarios may have on the educational organization. Through the work of the committee, essential vision points will be created for which goals and objectives will be set annually, starting with the 2004-05 school year. To complete the composition of the committee, the District is seeking applicants to serve in the following categories:

· Community Members (3)
· Parents (1)
· Members At-Large (3)

The district is asking for a five-year commitment to the strategic planning team. The process will involve two stages: The first, over a period of 15 months, will be to establish and recommend to the Board of
Trustees a new Strategic Plan for the district. The second will be to refine the plan and monitor its implementation for the remainder of the five-year term.

Individuals interested in serving on the committee should call the Superintendent’s office to secure an application. Applications must be received by the Superintendent’s administrative assistant by the end of the business day, Tuesday, April 22. Those chosen will be notified by April 24.

The team’s first meeting will be Wednesday, April 30, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the Bernal Room at the District Office facility. Participants are asked to bring their calendars to the meeting in order to set the meeting dates and times for the next twelve months. Plans include two all-day meetings and approximately four evening meetings.

Questions regarding the task and process should be directed to Superintendent John Casey at (925) 426-4301.

Beliefs are statements of the district's fundamental convictions, its values, and its character

We believe that:

  • Society's first priority must be its youth.
  • Individuals shall treat each other with mutual respect.
  • Individual differences must be recognized and valued.
  • All interactions shall be based on honesty, integrity and trust.
  • Moral and ethical standards are essential.
  • Each individual has the ability to learn and achieve.
  • Each individual has the right to a safe environment.
  • All people are responsible for their own actions.
  • Individuals shall be allowed and encouraged to reach their potential.
  • Lifelong learning is essential to the growth of individuals and the society in which they live.

Objectives are the expression of the desired, measurable end results for the district, which are restricted to student success, performance, and achievement.

  • 100% of our students will embody personal, social and civic responsibilities and demonstrate them in a global environment.
  • Through the development of individually appropriate academic plans, 100% of our students will graduate having met or exceeded district standards.
  • 100% of our students will be prepared to apply skills and knowledge that promote success in society.

Strategies are the broadly stated means of deploying resources to achieve the district's objectives.

  1. We will develop and implement rigorous and comprehensive academic standards. [more]
  2. We will develop strong partnerships among schools, families, businesses and the community. [more]
  3. We will establish a comprehensive communication plan, which includes all segments of our district and community. [more]
  4. We will develop and implement individually appropriate academic plans. [more]
  5. We will effectively integrate technology into the academic program. [more]
  6. We will develop curriculum, create an atmosphere, and model behavior which instill personal, social and civic responsibility. [more]
  7. We will ensure that curriculum prepares students to apply knowledge to real life situations. [more]
  8. We will develop a process for establishing new programs and revising existing programs in the district. [more]


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