LAUSD 2022-26 Strategic Plan

Pillar 4: Operational Effectiveness

Innovative Operations to Ensure Lasting Organizational Success

In order to create opportunities for our students to become ready for the world and develop into future leaders of change and progress, we must demonstrate that same leadership through innovative approaches to managing our organization. This includes improving and maintaining state-of-the-art facilities, providing access to modern technology, and establishing powerful new ways to look at data and District budgets so that we make the best decisions to serve our students. We must also differentiate our recruitment strategies to meet the needs of specific communities. Finally, we must further promote and improve access to the District’s leading-edge programs so our families are excited to stay and continue learning in Los Angeles Unified.


4A: Data-Driven Decision-Making:


Develop comprehensive data-driven systems to inform decision-making


Our actions must be driven by the opportunities and the needs identified by student and school data, and we must have the structures to respond effectively and efficiently


  • Conduct focused, school-by-school data review meetings to drive continuous improvement at the school and District levels

  • Build capacity of District staff and school teams to use data to drive improvement, including local plan and budget development

  • Utilize data to provide a multi-tiered system of support, distribution of resources, and earned autonomy to schools

  • Develop, align, and implement user-friendly performance monitoring systems and data dashboards accessible to all stakeholders

  • Establish common feedback systems for professional development to inform decision-making

  • Establish and support processes for program evaluation


By 2026, we will:

  • Increase the percentage of Whole Child platforms users by 25% and percentage of Executive Dashboard users by 10%

  • Evaluate 100% of all professional development completed through MyPLN using a standardized system

  • Implement annually at least three data sessions with designated priority schools

  • Increase the number of annual professional development sessions offered to school and District staff on data-driven decision making


Los Angeles Unified Open Data Portal

Whole Child Data Integration Platform (for school personnel)

Office of School Design Options - Autonomous Schools

4B: Modernizing Infrastructure


Modernize facilities and technological infrastructure


Every member of the school community deserves a clean, state-of-the-art, and accessible teaching and learning environment to support them reaching their full potential


  • Improve technology, network, and communications infrastructure in all schools

  • Upgrade and maintain modernized facilities that maximize student learning, prioritized by areas of need

  • Ensure our buildings, buses, and infrastructure minimize impact on climate and environment, and reflect clean air, clean buildings, and clean transportation standards

  • Ensure we meet safety and accessibility standards and make necessary upgrades in all classrooms and work spaces


By 2026, we will:

  • Modernize information technology infrastructure in at least 66% of schools (from 14% in 2021-22)

  • Upgrade our solar power system to reach 62% of the capacity needed to achieve 100% clean renewable energy by 2030

  • Identify and obtain authorization to fund major modernization projects at seven schools, with additional $350 million to fund classroom upgrade projects and $300 million to provide accessibility enhancements


Facilities Capital Projects Dashboard

Capital Improvement Plan

Digital Futures Guide

4C: Sustainable Budgeting


Sustainably, equitably, and efficiently implement school and District budgets


Providing the highest-quality instructional experience requires us to utilize our resources equitably, efficiently, and strategically to drive student achievement and well-being


  • Ensure all students have access to equitable resources by appropriately allocating funds and services, based on need

  • Reinforce school and division collaboration to develop resources and best practices for school-level planning and budgeting

  • Streamline procurement systems, policies, and procedures to ensure schools are adequately, efficiently, and expeditiously equipped to deliver quality learning experiences

  • Implement comprehensive, routine reviews and external assessments to balance short- and long-term needs so resources are aligned to maximize return-on-investment

  • Transition toward value-based, multi-year budget and investment plans to better direct funds to drive student outcomes


By 2026, we will:

  • Provide 100% of schools with updated resources for effective budgeting practices

  • Ensure the per-pupil ratio of total school resources is greatest for highest-needs schools

  • Implement an automated and timely procurement system

  • Complete quarterly budget reviews with all schools and departments

  • Implement annual zero-based budgeting


Unified Digital Instructional Procurement Plan (UDIPP)

Los Angeles Unified Budget Services

4D: District of Choice


Make Los Angeles Unified the district of choice for families


All students deserve a world-class education close to their homes, with the programs and opportunities that can build trust and pride in schools in their local communities


  • Establish and refine systems to recruit students to Los Angeles Unified schools through targeted, community-based initiatives

  • Develop toolkits and resources for schools and District offices to support effective student recruitment efforts

  • Improve data-informed decisions to expand learning options such as magnet, dual language, specialized career pathway programs, Schools for Advanced Studies, and virtual and independent learning options, based on student needs

  • Update processes and policies to ensure that strengthening student enrollment and academic success is factored into all District work, including facilities and school choice

  • Expand and streamline transportation opportunities to promote equitable access of District resources


By 2026, we will:

  • Increase the annual percentage of students enrolled who are new to the District to at least 16%

  • Increase enrollment in thematic and choice learning options to at least 65% of all students

  • Increase student ridership access for transportation services


Los Angeles Unified Choices

Equitable Enrollment Task Force

Student Integration Services

Schools for Advanced Studies

Los Angeles Unified Virtual Academy

Transportation Services Division