In the fall of 2011, TUSD began a multi-step process to develop a vision that would redirect and re-inspire the future of the district.
An outline of the process is below.
The process kicked off in September 2011 with a district-wide survey to collect input from TUSD employees about who we are as a district and how we can improve. More than 3,300 people participated.
We analyzed and summarized over 3,300 responses, which can be viewed in the TUSD Organizational Culture Survey: Summary of Results.
The responses touched on a range of ideas and issues, including:
In addition, employees noted the following:
Group discussions were held in schools and departments throughout the district to assess survey results. Staff provided responses and feedback from which 15 guiding principles emerged.
Staff submitted ideas for implementing guiding principles, including what the district must do and what they as individuals must do.
The district launched an online community survey to receive public feedback. Many parents took the survey via printed copy distributed through schools. There were 1971 total responses (147 were received in Spanish). See the press release for more information.
Vision statement committee meets in early July 2012 to review data summaries and develop statement and values.
Step 7: Vision statement and core values are presented to Governing Board for approval.
Step 8: The approved vision statement and core values are presented to the community, TUSD staff, and are integrated into the district culture.