Resource Alignment Initiative Weekly Updates

Introduction

Resource Alignment is a complex initiative, and we're committed to keeping you informed about the latest developments. This page will be updated weekly with key developments from the previous week and upcoming events. If you have any questions or comments, please reach out to us through the Family Resource Link.

Welcome to our Weekly Update

Below is a summary of the Resource Alignment Initiative’s recent activities and upcoming events.
Weekly Update: April 11-18

Community-Based Organization Meetings

This past week, we convened three meetings with community-based organizations to gather feedback on the first cycle of community engagement and provide an overview of what to expect in cycle two.

  • Participants found the following to be successful in the first cycle:
    • Facilitated meaningful discussions with in-person, Spanish, and Cantonese sessions, improving community engagement.
    • Enhanced transparency and communication about district decisions involving grassroots-level community-based organizations.
    • Increased understanding among parents regarding the nuances of school district operations and decision-making.
  • Participants identified the following areas for improvement:
    • Differentiate criteria for mergers, closures, and co-locations to effectively address schools’ unique needs.
    • Maintain consistent language across sessions and use plain language to clarify complex topics.
    • Provide clear decision-making criteria and support families with survey completion.
    • Set clear financial targets and engagement metrics for underrepresented groups.

District leaders will continue to seek and integrate feedback into our future work to be responsive to our community’s needs. 

Survey Analysis - Our research partners at Stanford are currently analyzing 6,849 complete survey responses to inform the design of the next survey.

Event Preparation - District leaders are integrating feedback from the first cycle into our upcoming community engagement sessions.

  • Approximately 700 participants joined our in-person community meetings
  • Approximately 650 participants joined our Virtual Town Hall

Site Leader Updates—District leaders gave school principals a preview of the April 25th Virtual Town Hall, in-person community sessions, and survey.


📅 Upcoming Events 📅

Please mark your calendars for the following important events, organized by date:

April 22: District Advisory Committee (DAC) Meeting

April 25: Virtual Town Hall #2

April 25 - May 5: New Survey Launch

  • Focus: Gathering input on the criteria for school consolidation
    Link: Participate here

April 27: In-Person Community Sessions at Sheridan Elementary School

April 27: In-Person Community Sessions at Roosevelt Middle School

We value your continued involvement as we strive to enhance our schools and community. We encourage you to participate in these events and share your insights.

This page was last updated on April 18, 2024