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Vision, Mission, and Guiding Principles


In 2019-20, AUSD initiated the development of a new Strategic Plan to guide the goals and work of the district.  A key part of that work was the revision of the district's Vision, Mission, and Guiding Principles. 


The Board of Education adopted the revised Vision, Mission, and Guiding Principles on January 12, 2021. More information about the Strategic Plan is available here.

AUSD's vision

Each and every child is compassionate, confident, and feels successful, academically prepared, and able to make meaningful, positive impact in their lives, the lives of others,

and the world around them.

ausd's mission

Alameda Unified School District is committed to upholding our community’s core values of equity and excellence for every student by providing inclusive and safe conditions for learning that challenge and support every student to be culturally competent and prepared for college, career, and community participation.

ausd's guiding principles

  • We believe there is value in diversity, and that by providing equitable educational opportunities for all students, everyone can succeed.
  • We believe that education should be student-centered and focused on the whole child.
  • We believe that social, emotional, and mental well-being are crucial to the success of students.
  • We believe that inequities exist within our current educational system and that it is our responsibility to diminish them.
  • We believe that students deserve the opportunity to explore and pursue their interests and that it is the responsibility of employees to support them in this.
  • We believe that clear and transparent communication with stakeholders is vital to the success of students.
  • We believe that staff and administration should work alongside stakeholders to ensure that students are being given the services they need and are being challenged appropriately.

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