Parents for Public Schools - SF School Governance Program
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Parents for Public Schools - SF School Governance Program

Understanding School Site Councils and English Learner Advisory Committees
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1,258 students enrolled
Last updated 1/2015
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the overarching concepts of school governance structures -- School Site Councils and English Learner Advisory Committees -- within the state of California.
  • Explore the important relationship between parents and the public school system as it relates to academic success and school governance. Parents will also learn specifically about how the School Site Council (SSC) and English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) participates in this process.
  • Explore the needs of English Language Learners and how ELAC as well as the R30 Census are important players in ensuring that the needs of English learners are met.
  • Highlight the importance of increasing community involvement. Specifically, participants will learn how to create a community survey to determine a school community’s needs and wants. Also, participants will discuss the importance of community meetings and how to plan them.
  • Explore the budget process and budgeting practices used within school districts. Participants will explore the concept of Weighted Student Formula, funding sources and site-based budget.
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Requirements
  • No additional materials or software is necessary to successfully complete this course.
Description

So, what is school governance and who is the ideal audience for this course?

Well, we’ll talk more in depth about “the what” of the School Governance Program in the first section of this course, but school governance is essentially the formal ways in which people come together to make decisions on behalf of California’s public schools and the students they serve. For the purposes of this course, we will focus on school governance pathways that include – and are often led by – parents.

As for “the who,” we’ve designed this course with California’s public school parents and caregivers in mind. As such, the content will be concise and relevant; key ingredients to ensuring you’ll be able to use what you learn today at your school site immediately.

We hope you enjoy this course as much as we’ve enjoyed designing this experience for you. Really like what you see? Contact Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco to learn about additional modules of the School Governance Program to broaden your understanding of these important topics.

Let’s get started!

Who is the target audience?
  • Parents and community members interested in learning about School Governance should take this course.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 5 Lectures Collapse All 5 Lectures 01:30:14
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School Site Council
1 Lecture 20:36

In this module parents will explore the important relationship between parents and the public school system as it relates to academic success and school governance. Parents will also learn specifically about how the School Site Council (SSC) and English Learner Advisory Committee participates in this process.

By the end of this module parent participants will be able to:

  • Explain the relationship between parental involvement in schools and increased student academic outcomes.
  • Summarize the purpose, roles, and responsibilities of school governance bodies.
  • Plan effective school governance elections.
  • Create robust school governance bylaws.
  • Evaluate the 2014–2016 Balanced Score Card.
  • Will nominate themselves for their school’s SSC and ELAC
School Site Council
20:36
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English Learners
1 Lecture 21:18

  1. In this module parents will explore the needs of English Language Learners and how ELAC as well as the R30 Census are important players in ensuring that the needs of those learners are met.

    By the end of this module parent participants will be able to:

    • Understand the unique academic needs of English Language Learner Students.
    • Connect the history and implications of the Lau Plan to the conducting of the R30 Census.
    • Analyze R30 Census outcomes to determine English Language Learner reclassification rates on school campuses.
English Learners
21:18
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School Budgets
1 Lecture 12:41

In this module parents will discuss the budget process and budgeting practices used within the SFUSD. Parents will explore the Weighted Student Formula, funding sources and site-based budget.

By the end of this module parent participants will be able to:

  • Express how the concept of Weighted Student Formula is applied to budgeting practices in the San Francisco Unified School District
  • Differentiate between varying funding sources that fall under the categories of restricted and unrestricted funding
  • Apply key tactics when developing a site-based budget
School Budgets
12:41
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Survey and Community Meeting
1 Lecture 12:39
  1. In this module parents will discuss the importance of increasing community involvement. Specifically, parents will learn how to create a community survey to determine needs and wants. Also, we will discuss the importance of community meetings and how to plan them.

    By the end of this module parent participants will be able to:

  • Develop a robust and language accessible site-based community survey.
Survey and Community Meeting
12:39
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Example Balanced Score Card (San Francisco Unified School District)
1 Lecture 00:00

Students will see an example of what one school district's Balanced Score Card (or Single Plan for Student Achievement) looks like.

Example Balanced Score Card (Single Plan for Student Achievement)
23 pages
About the Instructor
Parents for  Public Schools
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San Francisco-based non-profit organization

Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco was founded in 1999. The organization's mission is to support student success by developing effective school-parent partnerships, strong parent relationships, and broad community support for public education. Our vision is that one day, engaged, educated, and connected parent leaders will build quality public schools for all children in San Francisco.