School Planning Summit

Virtual School Planning Summit: Saturday, March 6, 2021

The School Planning Summit provides the opportunity to work together as a team on your School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA), your academic plan and budget for the 2021-22 school year.

Watch the Video of the Opening Session

This year the School Planning Summit will include a live-streamed opening session and optional workshops.    Schools will host their own virtual site planning meetings, either on Saturday, March 6 or at a different time if preferred by their school communities.

Summit Schedule:

See the full schedule here (including links to presentations)

8:45 - 9:20am:  Student Performances, Welcome and Opening:  Focusing on Strategic Priorities

9:30 - 10:30am:  Learning Sessions (choose one):

  • Digging into Data - Video of Session
  • Understanding SFUSD's Big-Picture Budget - Video of Session
  • Understanding Your Site Budget & Resources - Video of Session
  • School Planning for Student Achievement: Answers to Your SPSA Questions - Video of Session
  • Early Education School Planning (from 9:30am - 12:30pm)

10:30am - 12:30pm:  Each School's Planning Time

Schedule of school meetings.

If you don't have the link to a site meeting, you can get help at the end of the Plenary Session (see link above) or contact

Please contact your principal to participate in meetings after March 6th.

Who Should Participate

Principals, teachers and other school staff; members of School Site Councils, English Learner Advisory Committees, African American affinity groups, and other parent/family groups; students, families, and other leaders of your school community. Talk to your school's principal about how you can participate in school planning!

  • Hear about SFUSD's strategic priorities, programs and services for the 2021-22 school year
  • Help develop your school's priorities and plans for next year
  • Learn about funding and other sources to serve your students


Interpretation will be provided for the plenary session presentations.   For interpretation during the school planning meetings, please communicate with your principal to request interpretation in advance.

What to Expect: The School Planning Process

These are the steps in the school planning process:

  • Review data about your school and students and reflect on how your school is doing to support students to succeed. Examples of information you can review include:
    • Academic assessments
    • Online engagement / attendance and tech access
    • Student, family and staff school climate surveys, and Wellness Checks
  • Based on that data, set goals and identify priorities for the next school year. What are the programs, services, and other resources your school wants to focus on to reach these goals?
  • Beginning in mid-February, look at how the initial school budget allocations can best support these goals and priorities.

Resources for Community Meetings & Site Planning

Family Partnership Tool Kits

SFUSD's Family Partnership Toolkit includes checklists, tips and facilitation guides related to Leadership, Governance and Site Planning. School, family and community members are encouraged to make use of these resources in the weeks leading up to the Summit event - and throughout the year.

School Site Councils 101

School Site Council page

Find general information about School Site Councils, an important leadership team for each school.  

Guides to Budgets & School Plan for Student Achievement