Administrators, principals, teachers, parents, students and community members came together for a day of collaboration Feb. 8 at the Sunnyvale School District’s annual Stakeholder’s Lyceum held in Washington Park.
The event is an opportunity for all of the District’s stakeholders to share their input on how the District is doing overall and how it can continue to improve. Upwards of 80 people spent the day appraising the District’s mission, vision, and goals for the year. The last time stakeholders reviewed the district mission and vision was in 2011.
Participants reviewed current and proposed goals and strategies for meeting those goals for the District Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The LCAP is the school district’s plan that describes how districts meet annual goals for all students, with a specific focus on English Learners, Foster Youth, and student from low socio-economic backgrounds based on state and local priorities. To learn more about the District’s LCAP please visit http://sesd.schoolwires.net/Page/1231.
The focus areas are:
- Provide rigorous instruction through collaboration, critical thinking, communication, creativity, and compassion
- Ensure schools and classrooms promote social-emotional well being
- Emphasize rich literacy instruction for all with a focus on students learning English as a second language
- Provide research-based professional development in English language Arts, Math and Next Generation Science Standards to focus on the instructional shift, depth of knowledge and differentiated instruction required by the Common Core.
- Increase and deepen parent education and community engagement
- Promote communication and transparency with all stakeholders
- Offer extended learning opportunities
The feedback the participants provided will be reviewed by the district administration and incorporated into current and future goals and action plans. The Board of Education will also be provided with a summary of the stakeholder input. The revised vision statement for the district will be unveiled later this year!
Article was written by Alia Wilson, District Communications Coordinator.