Telling the Story Behind the Numbers: Making Sense of District Data on January 27, 2016

posted Jan 19, 2016, 9:29 AM by Robin Dutton-Cookston   [ updated Jan 19, 2016, 10:33 AM ]
Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco is proud to be one of several partner organizations to host "Telling the Story Behind the Numbers: Making Sense of District Data," on January 27, at 6:30pm in the SFUSD Board Room at 555 Franklin Street.

The data discussion on January 27 is essentially the kick-off event for our district's Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)
engagement process this year. It will be an opportunity to look at selected data being tracked through the LCAP and have discussions with some of the district staff overseeing programs and strategies that aim to help SFUSD meet its yearly goals in these areas.

The format of the event will be simultaneous small group discussions and data walks, with light dinner, interpretation, and childcare available. PPS-SF will be there and will do our best to live tweet, as well as provide the data and summaries of the conversations that take place. There will be a note-taker in each breakout group. That said -- this will be a great event to attend in person, and we highly encourage folks to attend!

There will be quite a few other opportunities to give input on this data and other aspects of the LCAP through meetings at school sites and existing parent and community groups as well as larger public forums. The dates of these meetings are still being determined but updates will be available on the district's LCAP page.

Please contact Miranda Martin, director of policy, directly if you are interested in hosting an LCAP feedback session. We would love to work with parents and community members to make sure everyone who is interested has a chance to access this data and give feedback to our district's LCAP process. We are also working on creating "virtual" opportunities for participation in this process and welcome any innovative ideas from our community on platforms or formats you would feel comfortable using to give feedback on our districts goals and priorities.

Here is a link to a flyer in English, Spanish, and Chinese.