Schools unveil plan for future

SAN BENITO — After months of work, the San Benito school board is expected to approve a plan for the district’s future tonight.

Trustees and the administration encourage all to attend the special meeting, which starts at 6 p.m. in the San Benito Veterans Memorial Academy cafeteria.

This event will mark a special and historic occasion for the school district, as it will define how the future of the district will take shape.

The collaborative journey began April 2, when about 145 people — including school leaders, community members, business representatives, students and staff — gathered to begin working on the school district’s Re-Imagine 2021 Five-Year Strategic Plan Campaign.

“It is super exciting to know that we have arrived at this point,” Superintendent Dr. Adrian Vega said.

“All members of the strategic planning committee have worked diligently over the last three months on the plan — which speaks to the great things that can be accomplished through teamwork and collaboration. I am ecstatic.”

Excited about what the future holds for the district, administrators are eager to begin implementing some of the ideas outlined in the plan.

According to a draft copy released to the public in May, the mission of the school district is to provide a quality education for all students through a positive and safe learning environment, so that its graduates are college, career and workforce ready.

It aims to be the gold standard in all areas of public education.

Those areas include curriculum and instruction, finance, facilities, college and career readiness, communications and public relations.

They are also the areas in which the strategic plan is re-evaluated.

Every category was broken down and evaluated. The committees came up with five strategic priorities under each subject. Each priority consists of five goals, each goal being implemented over the next five years.

For example, under curriculum and instruction, priority one states the school district will design an articulated, aligned and well administered curriculum that supports academically high standards of learning for all children.

The year one goal is to implement a uniform elementary and secondary curriculum consistently throughout the district.

The year two goal is to ensure the curriculum is vertically aligned throughout the district.

The year three goal is to review curriculum so science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics are integrated and implemented throughout all content areas with integrity.

The year four goal is to develop exemplary lessons to be made available to share throughout the district.

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Join the plan

The San Benito school board and administration invite the community to a special meeting of the board this evening, 6 p.m. at the San Benito Veterans Memorial Academy cafeteria, 2115 N. Williams Road.

There, Superintendent Dr. Adrian Vega will submit the 2021 Five-Year Strategic Plan to school board members for their approval.

Documents, videos, presentations and brochures related to the Re-Imagine 2021 campaign can be found on the school district’s website,