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Strategic Goal 4

Ensure Necessary Resources Are Available To Implement This Strategic Plan Through Sound Fiscal Planning And Management Of Allocations. Protect Community-supported Status And Undertake The Development Of Innovative Sources Of Revenue That Support Educational Programs Beyond That Which Is Available From Community And State Allocations.

Many initiatives to improve student success can be achieved within existing resources. At the same time, new resources generated from the District's entrepreneurial actions will add significantly to those resources available to increase student success. Entrepreneurial actions will draw upon new and existing partnerships throughout the County as well as the state, nation, and internationally. As the District embarks on the strategies in this plan, it is critical that the additional resources be invested in innovation, faculty and staff development, and other productive actions that result in higher levels of student success, social justice and equity.

Districtwide Strategies

  • Review allocations so that they align with District goals and strategic actions
  • Protect and solidify District funding, predominately in the form of property taxes, through interaction and advocacy with key county and state legislators and the State Chancellor’s Office. To ensure this is achieved, build coalitions among other community-supported districts and statewide associations
  • Increase entrepreneurial actions across the District to provide new revenue sources
  • Increase Community, Continuing and Corporate Education (CCCE) training and services to San Mateo County residents, families and businesses through increased lifelong learning and professional certifications for adults, expanded academic and fitness programming for youth, and customized workforce training for public and private-sector organizations
  • Increase revenue-generating contract training for public and private sector organizations
  • Develop internationally recognized, revenue-generating Intensive English Programs for students, educators, administrators and executives
  • Contribute to the economic development of San Mateo County through collaborative partnerships with industry and workforce/economic development agencies
  • Increase credit-based enrollments through new credit/non-credit hybrid programming
  • Create or expand revenue-generating programs such as Study Abroad, San Mateo Athletic Club, and Tech Shop
  • Increase grant writing capability throughout the District
  • Link the District’s community and international education efforts to create synergies that strengthen both programs