SB five year strategic plan still going strong

SAN BENITO — The committee is focused and productive.

That’s how Superintendent Dr. Adrian Vega described the work done during the second meeting of the district’s five-year strategic planning process.

“The individuals at the second meeting were truly committed,” Vega said. “People worked; there was no down time. Everyone was engaged.”

Saturday, officials held the second of five meetings for the Re-Imagine 2021 Strategic Plan.

Individuals from the district and community, including staff, parents, students, religious leaders, business leaders and members of the media, were broken up into five groups.

This time, more than 100 people participated in the meeting.

Earlier this month more than 140 people attended the Re-Imagine kickoff event.

Prior to the second session, the same group of people gathered to first identify the main areas of concern: curriculum, finance, facilities, early childhood to college, and communications.

The real work began in the most recent session, Vega said.

With the information gathered from the first session at the beginning of the month, the groups were tasked with coming up with five major priorities within each group.

For example, Vega said in the area of curriculum, a priority would be that curriculum should be aligned with the district and managed curriculum and professional development should match curriculum.

With that information, Vega said the groups can then come up with the priority statements.