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Allison Adcock John Aycock
Larry Baker Kelley Birch
Jose Briseno Spencer Davies
Taffy della Cioppa Lynda Donahue
Tiffany Donahue George Durnay
Jeff Erickson Bill Ewing
Kim Forrest Denise Fracchia
Mark Fraizer Abigail Gore
Angela Higdon Dallas Jackson
Laurie Jackson Saschia Jarvis
Dawn Marsh Debby McGuire
Devin Murphy Ed Murphy
John Niederkorn Greg Nordhues
Jodie Phan Cheryl Ramos
Kevan Renz David Robertson
Mary Kay Sogge Elana Valeriote
Graciela Vargas Marcus York
   

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VUSD Strategic Plan

Strategy 1: We will provide a coherent, rigorous and relevant standards-based instructional program

1-1   Ensure all students receive good first teaching, including the use of student engagement strategies and checking for understanding.
1-2   Ensure all certificated staff is engaged in meaningful collaborative time (Professional Learning Communities).
1-3   Ensure all sites know students by name and by need and provide targeted support for their high priority students.
1-4   Ensure all sites implement a Response to Instruction and Intervention system.
1-5   Ensure all sites operate a master schedule that reflects the needs of students.

Strategy 2: We will build strong relationships based on mutual respect and trust.

2-1   Identify and reinforce relationships through common beliefs and expectations
2-2   Expect, validate and celebrate professional behaviors and accomplishments.
2-3   Encourage and improve trust and positive working relationships with staff, students, families and community.
2-4   Continue to improve and expand modes of communication.

Strategy 3: We will continue to implement a wellness plan for students and staff, in partnership with families and community

3-1   Provide safe and drug-free school sites.
3-2   Promote a youth-driven, holistic approach to optimal health for all students and staff.
3-3   Enhance Wellness Policy implementation by promoting and engaging families, staff and community partners.
3-4   Provide clean, attractive, energy efficient environments at each school site.
3-5   Meet or exceed mandated nutrition standards for all foods available at all VUSD sites.

Strategy 4: We will secure and optimize all resources to ensure our Mission is achieved.

4-1   Align resources to accomplish priorities within a balanced budget while maintaining the priority that our students are our primary concern.
4-2   Pursue both revenue and non-revenue enhancement opportunities.
4-3   Develop and implement strategies to increase student enrollment.
4-4   Provide and adequately maintain the physical facilities, capital equipment, and other resources necessary to achieve our Mission and Objectives.

VUSD Mission Statement

The Mission of the Vacaville Unified School District is to graduate all students with academic excellence, commitment to community and confidence to achieve their fullest potential through a rigorous standards-based education program and a collaborative partnership of families, community and staff

Belief Statements

WE BELIEVE THAT . . .

  • Every person is equally important.
  • Individuals must take responsibility for their actions in order to enjoy the rights and privileges society provides.
  • The family is the critical component in an individual’s development.
  • All students have unlimited potential.
  • All students can learn.
  • High expectations profoundly influence our performance and the performance of others.
  • Every person is responsible for making the community a better place.
  • Honesty and integrity are essential to building trusting relationships.
  • Students learn best in a safe, healthy and respectful environment.
  • Meaningful accomplishment enhances the motivation essential for continued success.

Objectives

  • All students will graduate.
  • All students will attain or exceed grade level proficiency as assessed by the District and State Assessments, thereby closing the Achievement Gap.
  • All students will achieve individualized challenging learning goals that prepare them for successful transition to further learning and/or a meaningful career.
  • All students will act responsibly in the school and community.

Parameters

  • We will practice collaborative decision-making as appropriate, at all levels of the organization.
  • Site-based decisions must always be consistent with the Strategic Plan of the District.
  • We will operate safe school environments conducive to learning.
  • We will not tolerate behavior that demeans the worth or dignity of any individual or group.
  • Retention and adoption of programs and services must align with the Strategic Plan, provide for staff development and program evaluation and contain benefits justifying costs.
  • All budget decisions will be made within the framework of fiscal solvency.