Week in sports: 5/1/17 Office of Continuous School Improvement

CSI WEEK IN SPORTS is for CSI Staff, Office of Post-Secondary Readiness and District collaborators; detailing weekly updates, events, & highlights.

Week 33/38

Every Student Thrives!

"May your choices reflect you hope, not your fears."

- nelson mandela

Change - the only constant...

Attendance Celebration

OUSD is giving May a Final Push to increase Attendance Rates!

Big Prizes and even Mega Prizes Await!

Board Study Session:

Ensuring Equitable Access to High Quality Schools

Staff conducted a S.W.O.T. Analysis of the Board Presentation in preparation for the work ahead and May Engagements.

Learning Groups

Learning Groups have formed through Executive Cabinet to provide "Insights" to help inform School Portfolio & Facilities Master Planning decision-making.

Reconfiguring our Schools and our District system to ensure equitable access to high quality schools.

  1. Cost of Quality: What will it take to invest in all schools becoming quality schools?
  2. Economics of School Size & Number: What are the implications of schools size, number of how our system must reorganize to better support schools?
  3. Learning from the Past: What lessons from the past in Oakland & elsewhere can inform our pace, approach, and outcomes?

May 1

  • Facilities Master Planning
  • Executive Cabinet
  • Supt 1:1
  • CSI Staff 1:1's
  • School Portfolio Planning Weekly Mtg
  • Westlake ILT Mtg Re: COVA
  • CSI/ OCE / Elevation Meeting (Sankofa + others)

May 2

  • SIG Steering Committee
  • CSI Team 1:1's
  • School Quality Review Training
  • CSI / Engagement Team: MLK/ West Oakland Planning
  • Oakland Public School Pledge

May 3

  • Indianapolis Conference - School Portfolio
  • SPM Planning
  • ERS Weekly Cohort Meeting
  • CSI Staff 1:1's

May 4

  • Indianapolis Conference - School Portfolio
  • CSI 1:1's
  • Facilities / CSI Sync-Up Weekly
  • Pledge Steering Committee
  • Join Youth Powers Board Meeting

Cinco de Mayo (May 5)

  • Strategic School Decisions Meeting
  • Facilities New Schools - Food Services Meeting

KPI's - Key Performance Indicators


Executive Cabinet begins weekly data dive into District KPI's at the start of each meeting.

Contact Juan Du with any questions about this data set.


Keep this hit record on the air... contact CSI to receive Department training on how to read and use the SPF and KPI's.


Future Updates

To include:


Office of Continuous School Improvement

Helps schools and our district become the "Best at Getting Better"

Key Functions:

  • Measuring & reporting school performance annually & throughout the year using SPF and KPI's (district & charter)
  • Designing & implementing tools for data-driven Cycles of Inquiry, strategic school site planning, progress monitoring of programs, analysis and reporting of what's working & not working, and sharing effective practices
  • Identifying schools for Intensive supports or eligibility for Innovation; & coordinating access & implementation of those supports and services
  • Facilitating decision-making and implementation of new schools, grade configuration expansions, & charter reauthorizations, school mergers or consolidations, and school closures
  • Facilitating team responsible for ensuring annual allocation of facilities for new and/or growing schools, changing programs, and charter school requests

We remain lean by collaborating across the district to ensure that Quality is Everyone's Responsibility


Please Contact David Montes de Oca with Immediate Questions at david.montes@ousd.org

OUSD Selects its Values!

Students First - Equity - Excellence - Integrity - Cultural Responsiveness - Joy

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