The Hayward Unified School District (HUSD) serves a diverse, vibrant community in the heart of the East Bay. Our district goal is that students graduate ready for college, a career, and most importantly, life. We are developing a strategic plan that will bring focus, alignment, and coherence to this work. A key purpose of creating this plan is to ensure that our community understands and agrees with the work we need to do to achieve our goal, as well as provide a compelling framework that helps us attract, retain, and support an excellent, diverse workforce of teachers and staff who work on behalf of our students and families.
We draw from our community’s rich diversity in order to create an engaging and equitable educational experience, delivered in a safe and supportive environment.
We develop systems, policies, and practices that promote opportunity and success regardless of race, language, zip code, or any other factor.
We enhance the capacity of every employee to promote equity and model service excellence.
We form partnerships that align with our priorities and strengthen student support.
We develop leaders at all levels who creatively tackle our challenges and communicate with integrity and transparency.
We use multiple types of data, including stakeholder voice, to inform decisions and monitor progress.
In January, 2019 the Board of Education requested that the district engage in a strategic planning process in order to provide focus and direction to our efforts to improve HUSD. 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 on existing practices to collect input for its annual Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) to help inform the strategic planning process. We redesigned our stakeholder input process so that over 1500 students, staff, families, and community members shared what they love about our schools, what they wish they could improve, and what their hopes are for the future of HUSD. We also convened a District Advisory Committee (DAC) that consists of student, family, staff, and community leaders to drive the strategic plan development. The DAC met monthly beginning in February by learning about our Made in Hayward Community Framework as a starting place for our planning. The framework delineates our core values as well as four key areas we believe are important for us to address in order to be a successful district.
|Phase I: Listen & Learn
|Phase II: Analyze & Reflect
March - May
|Phase III: Adopt a Strategic Plan
|Phase IV: Communicate, Strategize, Implement & Adjust
|July and beyond