District Office Operations

Align with industry standard protocols and practices to maintain efficient, intuitive, well-paced, compliant, and fiscally responsible management of District operations.


Optimize use of resources to support student development and ensure robust long-term plans for physical and financial capacity through prudent stewardship of resources.

Key Strategies

  • Prioritize Measure Z school facilities bond projects.

  • Provide training to principals and site budget staff through quarterly site meetings on budget and District operations.

  • Implement position control to link Budget, Human Resources, and Payroll department personnel data.


Engender trust with the community through frequent, clear, transparent, and varied communication.

Key Strategies

  • Refresh District, schools, and intranet websites.

  • Design and establish training materials for major messaging platforms.

  • Expand use of District communication and social media platforms through staff training and parent education efforts.

Human Resources

Attract, develop, and retain best-in-class talent.

Key Strategies

  • Explore the adoption/creation of evaluation systems that establish high expectations, evidence-based feedback, and growth opportunities (including coaching) for all staff members.

  • Establish and monitor integrated position control systems.

  • Purposeful recruitment to bolster workforce diversity.

  • Revise and streamline processes for onboarding new employees.

  • Implement practices that will attract, develop and retain a diverse workforce.

  • Research and evaluate options to incentivize hard to fill positions.

  • Explore a hiring referral incentive program for employees.

  • Expand exit interview procedures and analysis

Data-Influenced Decisions

Identify impactful metrics, measure outcomes, and interpret data to inform decisions aligned with priority items.

Key Strategies

  • Create a calendar for annual data reporting to the Board and sites.

  • Conduct qualitative data collection and analysis to support key strategies in this plan.

  • Establish evaluation practices and monitor District initiatives.

  • Identify a new vendor and launch a data dashboard system for staff.

  • Create a public version of the data dashboard.

Innovation & Agility

Assemble flexible teams to innovate and pilot ideas at the levels closest to our students.

Key Strategies

  • Assess needs and build systematic support for staff innovation that allows creative ideas to be implemented.

  • Collect early feedback from flexible teams, adapting as needed, and institute systematic support for staff innovation using an Agile/Scrum structure.

  • Develop structure to improve operations and increase the value added by identifying criteria and strategies for adapting Agile/Scrum methodology on a large scale.

Succession Planning

Purposefully identify and develop high-potential transformational leaders to guide the future of PAUSD.

Key Strategies

  • Create regular capacity-building opportunities for assistant principals.

  • Create Principal’s Academy.

  • Develop apprenticeships for aspiring management.