ACSA’s Strategic Plan is expected to propel the association into the future poised to best serve all school administrators. The planning process began in May 2012 with the selection of planning team members who developed a draft Strategic Plan. The plan challenges ACSA to be the driving force of education in California and beyond. It consists of a mission statement, parameters, objectives, a set of beliefs and nine strategies for action to ensure the association remains vital and constantly evolving.
In addition to the 27-member Strategic Planning Team, hundreds of ACSA members from throughout the state collaborated on strategic Action Teams, specifically focused on developing Action Plans for each of the nine strategies. The final draft of the Strategic Plan was unveiled in May 2013 at the ACSA Delegate Assembly. The five-year plan includes a total of 41 Action Plans. Its implementation requires a multiple-year approach, with specific strategies and action phased in over time.
The ACSA Board of Directors will hold an extended study session in July to delve into the Strategic Plan and to review feedback from regions and members. The Board also will determine how the plan should be phased in over multiple years.
At its May meeting, the Board of Directors adopted an ACSA 2013-14 budget that included limited funding for implementing the strategic priorities. Now that the Strategic Plan has been finalized, future ACSA budgets will be aligned with this new strategic direction. Feedback from regions, along with ACSA’s adopted 2013-14 budget and ACSA’s long-term finances, are key factors that the Board will use to determine how strategies and action plans are phased in over time.