The Thoughtexchange process has three steps:
SHARE: Participants will be given background information and then will be asked to answer four open-ended questions. They may share as many thoughts as desired in response to each question. Thoughts will remain anonymous but shared publicly. This part of the process takes five to 10 minutes and will remain open through Nov. 29.
STAR: Starting Dec. 7, through Dec. 21, participants will be invited to review their thoughts and those of others before being asked to “star” ideas that resonate with them the most.
DISCOVER: Staff members from Thoughtexchange will analyze the results of the “star” ranking process to identify common themes and popular ideas. A public report will be prepared that anonymously lays out all thoughts shared and the results of the “star” ranking process.
On June 28, 2016, the Board of Education approved the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). The LCAP includes eight state priority areas: Implementation of Common Core State Standards and English Language Standards, Student Achievement, Student Engagement, School Climate, Parent Involvement, Course Access, Basic Services, and other Student Outcomes. The state of California requires extensive community and stakeholder input in the creation of the plan prior to bringing it forward to the board for action.
Stage 1 - Consulting with Community
The LCAP PAC meets monthly to review progress data, collect input, and advise the board on potential LCAP changes. A final annual update from the prior year will be presented to the board and posted on-line in October. In the fall, input will be solicited from all stakeholders, especially in areas of need reflected in the annual update. The committee will work collaboratively with staff to identify additions or revisions to the current LCAP.
In late winter the committee will review all feedback received and draft revisions to the LCAP. That draft will be shared with stakeholder groups and the community at large for feedback.
Stage 3 - Revision & Review
In the spring, staff and the LCAP PAC will review feedback on the draft and make final revisions as needed. The final draft will be posted on-line prior to the public hearing in early June.
Stage 4 - Finalization & Approval
The Board of Education will hold a public hearing on June 14 and take final action on the plan during their June 28 meeting.