Community Engagement Initiative

The Community Engagement Initiative is a five-year effort intended to strengthen the System of Support by building the capacity of school districts to authentically engage one another. This includes identifying effective models of community engagement, developing metrics to evaluate those models, having difficult conversations, building trusting relationships and participating the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) development process.

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The Community Engagement Initiative presents a six part web series

Join us as we learn more about how the 12 Community Engagement Initiative – Cohort II districts are addressing the needs of stakeholders in their communities by using the Root Cause Analysis of Student & Family Engagement. Each week two districts will share the journey they have taken to address one of the core root causes of ineffective community engagement. Viewers will learn about strategies, structures, practices, policies, and procedures these districts have adopted to more effectively engage their local communities in support of improving student outcomes.

Episode I: Prioritizing Relationships

Lack of belief that the system’s success is critically dependent on its relationships with students & families

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Episode II: Students & Families as Experts

Lack of belief in students and families as experts

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Episode III: Leadership Commitment

Lack of committed and consistent district & school leaders

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Episode IV: Highly Effective Practices

Lack of understanding and expertise around highly effective student & family engagement

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Episode V: Race and Culture

Lack of inclusivity based on race & culture

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Episode VI: Community-Friendly Systems & Tools

Systems/tools are not made to be community-friendly

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Timeline

The California State Legislature created the Community Engagement Initiative in 2018. This is a five-year plan with key milestones to track progress and success of the CEI goals.

Preloader
  • Applicants will be notified if they have been selected as a District Team for the CEI PLLN Cohort II

  • Last potential day for virtual interview

  • First potential day for virtual interviews

  • Deadline for submission of supplemental materials (for those who have been selected to advance to the second round)

  • Applicants will be notified if they have been selected to advance to the second round.

  • All applications must be submitted by 9:00 A.M.

  • Request for Applications

  • First meeting of inaugural Network held from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M

  • Applicants will be notified if they have been selected as a District Team for the inaugural Network

  • Deadline for submission of supplemental materials (for those who have been selected to advance to the second round)

  • Last potential day for possible site visit

  • First potential day for possible site visit

  • Applicants will be notified if they have been selected to advance to the second round

  • All applications must be submitted by 9:00 A.M.

  • Preferred application due date

  • Request for Applications

  • Quarterly fiscal report

  • The Initiative Begins

  • Appeals received at the CDE

  • Announce Initiative Lead Agency

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