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District Office Operations

Align with industry standard protocols and practices to maintain efficient, intuitive, well-paced, compliant, and fiscally responsible management of District operations.


Optimize use of resources to support student development and ensure robust long-term plans for physical and financial capacity through prudent stewardship of resources.

Key Strategies
  • Prioritize Measure Z school facilities bond projects.
  • Provide training to principals and site budget staff through quarterly site meetings on budget and District operations.
  • Implement position control to link Budget, Human Resources, and Payroll department personnel data.


Engender trust with the community through frequent, clear, transparent, and varied communication.

Key Strategies
  • Develop community messaging for updates related to PAUSD initiatives and projects.
  • Refresh District, schools, and intranet websites.
  • Design and establish training materials for major messaging platforms.

Human Resources

Attract, develop, and retain best-in-class talent.

Key Strategies
  • Explore the adoption/creation of evaluation systems that establish high expectations, evidence-based feedback, and growth opportunities (including coaching) for all staff members.
  • Evaluate comprehensive Human Resources management systems to consolidate processes and improve efficiency.
  • Purposeful recruitment to bolster workforce diversity.
  • Implement practices that will attract, develop and retain a diverse workforce.
  • Explore a hiring referral incentive program for employees.
  • Create regular capacity-building opportunities for assistant principals.
  • Create Aspiring Leaders Academy.
  • Develop apprenticeships for aspiring management.

Data-Influenced Decisions

Identify impactful metrics, measure outcomes, and interpret data to inform decisions aligned with priority items.

Key Strategies
  • Create a calendar for annual data reporting to the Board and sites.
  • Establish evaluation practices and monitor District initiatives.
  • Identify a new vendor and launch a data dashboard system for staff.
  • Create a public version of the data dashboard.

Innovation & Agility

Assemble flexible teams to innovate and pilot ideas at the levels closest to our students.

Key Strategies
  • Assess needs and build systematic support for staff innovation that allows creative ideas to be implemented.
  • Collect early feedback from flexible teams, adapting as needed, and institute systematic support for staff innovation using an Agile/Scrum structure.
  • Develop structure to improve operations and increase the value added by identifying criteria and strategies for adapting Agile/Scrum methodology on a large scale.