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 SDCOE Strategic Planning Teams Attracting Volunteers from Throughout the Community

​Volunteers from throughout San Diego County are signing up to take part in the San Diego County Office of Education’s first-ever Strategic Plan.

As of November 13, nearly 50 educators and community members had signed-up for Action Teams, ranging from police department sergeants to school board members to insurance company owners. All the Action Teams will meet for the first time December 1, at 4:30 at the County Office of Education. Recruiting efforts are continuing, and those interested in signing up can do so at

Recruiting for the Action teams began after the 26-member Strategic Planning Team crafted a draft Mission statement, core Beliefs, draft Objectives, and four draft Strategies last month. With the planning work complete, recruiting efforts were launched for Action Teams that will address each of the four draft Strategies.

For the latest roster of Action Team sign-ups, as well the roster of Action Team Leaders, the draft plan, and all the latest information on the SDCOE Strategic Plan, go to

The diversity among Action Team sign-ups is similar to that of the Planning Team, which participants identified as one of the strengths of the October 23, 24 and 25 planning effort. “I think the folks from outside the County Office of Education that took part on the Planning Team added a great deal of richness to the discussion,” said Brian Marshall, Superintendent of the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District and a Planning Team member.

“This is an exciting time at the County Office of Education,” said County Superintendent of Schools Randy Ward. “The Strategic Plan is a chance to create the conditions for our dreams for children to come true. We had great input during the planning meetings from throughout the community, and it looks like that same broad-based participation is taking shape on the Action Teams.”