Here is the Strategic Plan as it was presented to the Board at their regular legislative meeting on the 21st. This is a living document and it will change both before and after Board adoption.
In general, I like this plan. What's not to like? The goals given the initial focus are appropriate, as are the tasks listed to make steps towards achieving the goals. For each task the plan describes the Background, the Need, the Recommended Work, how they will be Measuring Impact, their Immediate Actions, and their Longer-term Actions. That's all good.
I wish they would add two more sections: "Known Barriers to Success" and "Overcoming Historical Barriers". None of these goals or tasks are new. The District has announced them all before - some of them more than once. The District has even claimed to have achieved some of them before. If we're supposed to believe that this plan is different from the failed plans of the past, then they are going to have to be more explicit about how. They are going to have to answer two questions: "Why hasn't this already been done?" and "Why are we going to be able to do it this time when we never could before?"
In addition to the well know first tier goals and tasks, there are some second tier goals and tasks, such as Improve Our Systems, Engage Stakeholders, and Revive Our Culture. These second tier goals and tasks are less developed. I hope more is coming for them. They need to approach these with the same level-headed and systematic attitude they brought to the first tier goals and tasks. What they have now is strictly a sketch of what it needs to be. Facilities, in particular, needs more examination, thought, and work. That department is in serious disarray.
Still, this is a good start.