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.
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.
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.
Attract, develop, and retain best-in-class talent.
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
Identify impactful metrics, measure outcomes, and interpret data to inform decisions aligned with priority items.
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.
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.
Purposefully identify and develop high-potential transformational leaders to guide the future of PAUSD.
Create regular capacity-building opportunities for assistant principals.
Create Principal’s Academy.
Develop apprenticeships for aspiring management.