Compact Strategy Work Teams
1. Transparent Budgeting
The transparent budgeting team is working to implement a transparent budgeting (Per Pupil Funding) approach to resource allocation for all Los Angeles public schools to provide greater flexibility and capacity building at school sites and to allow for equitable and transparent distribution of funds.
2. School Site Councils
The School Site Council team is working to significantly increase support and accountability for school site councils. This includes training in collaboration & consensus building, planning, stakeholder involvement, and school budgets. The team will also work to establish an oversight mechanism over school site councils with participation of stakeholder representatives.
3. Peer Assistance & Review and Evaluation
The Peer Assistance & Review and Evaluation team is working collaboratively to create a standardized, objective and viable performance evaluation model by which all Los Angeles public school administrators, teachers, and support personnel are evaluated. There is a particular focus on redesigning or expanding the Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) program to help new and struggling teachers who may need more immediate feedback and follow-up.
4. Los Angeles School Development Institute (LASDI)
With the adoption by the LAUSD Board of the School Choice Initiative, LASDI was created to help with the process of proposal development, school design, budgeting and implementation at school sites. LASDI's primary mission is to support the development of high performing schools.
The organizations involved with LASDI fundamentally believe that the staff at each school are the strongest, most authentic and sustainable agents of change at each site. Therefore, in order to help schools produce exemplary plans, the Institute will unleash and support the talent and capacity of LAUSD teachers and administrators.
Planning teams will be able to choose support through a variety of options, which will include: proposal writers, editors, advisors, school design consultants, project managers and other resources, based on the need of each school team. LASDI will also serve as a resource for parents and community members so that they can learn more about how to connect to teams and can contribute to the development of plans.
5. Joint Advocacy
The Joint Advocacy team will work collaboratively to create and commit to actively supporting a shared advocacy agenda on issues of mutual concern for a sustained period of time, such as:
- Equitable and expanded funding through revenue generating measures with commensurate accountability for all Los Angeles public schools.
- Waivers for policy flexibility and funding, such as use of categorical funds and block grants.
- Relief from state and federal mandates and regulations that require specific uses of funds.
- Policies that mitigate barriers to collaboration between and among L.A. Compact partners.
6. Workforce Systems Collaborative
The Workforce Systems Collaborative team will work to support the Los Angeles Workforce Systems Collaborative (City of L.A., LAUSD, L.A. Workforce Investment Board, L.A. County Federation of Labor, L.A. Economic Dev. Corp., LACCD, L.A. Chamber, United Way) in its efforts to:
- Expand co-location of career development/workforce centers on LAUSD and community college campuses to help students better plan for careers.
- Provide both subsidized and non-subsidized employment opportunities to students, especially work-based learning experiences connected to education and career pathways.
- Expand joint initiatives targeting “disconnected” youth and young adults (those 16 – 24 years, neither in school nor workforce) to bridge them back into education, training and/or work and careers.
7. Development Planning
The Development Planning team will work to increase funding for the LA Compact and specific strategic Compact initiatives.
The Instruction team will work to ensure that high quality instruction and learning is taking place in all of Los Angeles Unified School District’s classrooms. Using data, the team will develop a multi-tiered system of instruction and support during the regular school day for all students, ranging from those at-risk for failure to those needing extended learning opportunities. The work team will also provide resources and the option for schools to develop their own professional development at school sites.
“The L.A. Compact signifies a major step forward for educational reform in Los Angeles.”
— Jack O'Connell, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction
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