Parent Engagement with the San Francisco Education Fund
The San Francisco Education Fund (SFEF) asked Collaborative to develop a discussion guide for a parent engagement process on the issues of student enrollment, retention and recruitment.
Our team partnered with SFEF to write, edit, design and test the implementation of this guide, as well as analyze findings gathered from conversations that will help shape decisions about school consolidation and enrollment policies. This collaboration complements previous SFEF engagement tools and Collaborative’s tools for use in other communities to guide a 90–120 minute conversation about the issues most important in the San Francisco community.
This project continued with observation and documentation of meetings held in San Francisco. In total, conversations were held with over 900 parents and community members about what they want for and from the schools in the city. In partnership with the SFEF and the project team Collaborative assisted with the documentation of findings from the community and the production of a final report to the school board.
The knowledge gained from the report and process not only benefited the work of SFEF as an organization, but also contributed to the work of the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). SFUSD looked to the community conversations that were part of the Student Enrollment, Recruitment and Retention Plan process for input to guide the development of the District Scorecard—its long range plan that reflects community aspirations to provide a high quality education and close achievement gaps among students.
The Public Education Network noted SFEF’s report and Collaborative’s role in its April 13, 2007 Network Weekly NewsBlast, sent to local education funds and individual subscribers throughout the country.
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