Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Alicia Cruz, President
Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez, Vice-President
Katie Villegas, Clerk
Norma Alcala, Member
Coby Pizzotti, Member

                       Linda Luna 
Dear WUSD Staff, Parents and Community Members,

On February 11, 2016, the Board of Education approved the contracted services of the Cambrian Group to facilitate our District through a five-year Strategic Planning process. The purpose of a Strategic Plan is to provide a clearly defined and focused road map for all of us to strategically serve the needs of our students. The Strategic Planning processes has helped us to narrow our organizational focus on a series of deliverable goals that strengthen our core beliefs and ensure that all our students graduate high school ready to enter college and a career with skills they need to succeed in this century.

Our new Strategic Plan will function both as the District’s blueprint for success aligned to our LCAP and as a powerful communication tool in the community to clearly define the WUSD vision, goals and strategic objectives.

The Strategic Planning Committee met on April 20-22, 2016. Our Committee is comprised of 20-25 members representing our School Board, District Cabinet, Administration, Teachers, Support Services, Classified, Parents, Community Leaders, and High School Students. The group participated in a 2.5 day planning process reflecting and wrestling with who we are, where we have been, and where we need to go. The results of that process may be viewed HERE.

We want to take this opportunity to thank the following individuals for volunteering their time and efforts to pave a new path for Washington Unified:
Alicia Cruz, President, Board Trustee and Parent
Coby Pizzotti, Board Trustee
Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez, Vice-President, Board Trustee
Linda C. Luna, Superintendent
Scott Lantsberger, Business Services
Michael Reed, Human Resources
Giorgos Kazanis, Communications & Community Outreach
Stan Mojsich, River City High School Principal
Alejandro Ramos, Yolo Education Center Principal
Kendra Reynolds, Southport Elementary Principal
Roxanna Villasenor, Westfield Elementary Principal
Don Stauffer, River City High School Teacher
Michele Pile, Riverbank Elementary Teacher and Parent
Yolanda Saca, Elkhorn English Learner Specialist
Art Pimentel, Dean of West Sac Community College Ctr.
Jesse Ortiz, Ed.D., Superintendent, Yolo County Office of Education
Louie Campos, Community Member
Lilly Stall, River City High School Student
Vikram Velker, River City High School Student
Monica Veladez, Home School Liaison
Lora Monteros, Riverbank Para Educator and Parent
Alla Veret, River City Data Technician and Parent
The next phase of committee work will be focused with site administration, teacher and staff on creating action plans on how to accomplish our strategic goals. This work will take place between August and November 2016 and the completed Strategic Plan will be presented to the community and Board for final approval by December.

Thank you in advance for your support of this important work on behalf of our students in Washington Unified. Together, we will make a difference.


Linda C. Luna, Superintendent
Washington Unified School District
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