June 17, 2005
The Long Beach Unified School District has embarked upon strategic planning that will solicit major employee input. It will continue through next spring. Already, a committee of certificated and classified employees, union representatives, district leaders, parents, students and community members has begun meeting to develop the districtwide plan.
They will take a fresh look at the district’s mission statement, values and vision. The finished product will be a brief, jargon-free document that spells out clear goals, strategies and measures.
"All great organizations should re-examine these important questions from time to time," said Christopher J. Steinhauser, superintendent of schools. "This is a chance for all of us to shape our school district’s future and build on our tradition of excellence."
Strategic planning will include as many employees as possible. Employee, student and parent survey data will be used, and employees will receive updates as the plan is developed.