San Leandro USD

Tradition and Innovation



In April 2017, the Board of Trustees approved the San Leandro Unified School District’s new strategic plan and goals, designed to guide us as a school system focused on transformative learning where students are challenged to be critical thinkers, creative problem-solvers, effective communicators and involved citizens. See below for the five key goals we will focus on over the next three years as well as the initiatives underneath each. According to Superintendent Dr. Mike McLaughlin, “our ultimate goal is to ensure students are academically and socially prepared for life beyond their experience in the San Leandro Unified School District as we focus on both college and career readiness as well as their socio-emotional development.”


GOAL #1: Teach, Learn, and Achieve

Expectation: Every classroom and program in the district will provide students with engaging, responsive and personalized learning experiences that emphasize academic excellence, global competencies (i.e. critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity) and civic engagement. 

Key Initiatives:

  1. Standards Aligned Instruction and Assessment
  2. Responsive, Engaging Pedagogy
  3. Personalized and Real-World Learning


GOAL #2: Equity and Inclusion through College and Career Readiness

Expectation: All schools will create inclusive environments and more equitable outcomes for all students through actions and services that promote the development of our students’ college and career readiness and positive personal development. 

Key Initiatives:

  1. Creating College Connections
  2. Career Exploration
  3. Socioemotional Development


GOAL #3: Collaborative and Engaged District Culture

Expectation: All staff and district partners effectively collaborate and remain fully engaged around our goals of student learning in order to provide outstanding educational experiences to all students. 

Key Initiatives:

  1. Employee Relations
  2. Employee Development
  3. Effective Communication


GOAL #4: Family and Community Engagement

Expectation: SLUSD will actively engage with families and the community at large to build reciprocal relationships that promote and support the positive social, emotional and academic development of our students. 

Key Initiatives:

  1. Bridging Home and School
  2. Connecting Schools and Community


GOAL #5: Facilities and Technology

Expectation: SLUSD will effectively maintain and improve its facilities and technology infrastructure in order to provide an optimal learning environment for all students. 

Key Initiatives:

  1. Transformational Improvements
  2. Strategic Maintenance