Week in sports: 12/12/16 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 16/36

Every Student Thrives!

“In times of transition, it's all about TEAM..."

- anonymous


SPF Tiering

Defined Autonomy

As part of our Soft Roll-out regarding Defined Autonomies, we have established a 2016-17 Tiering of schools. The Tiering is based on a focus of Academic Growth.


  • Reinforce expectations that specific schools prioritize their resources for certain improvements
  • Guide prioritizing central investments & supports
  • Identify schools who may be eligible (with Strong school site governance) for access to increased autonomies

For purposes of Budget Allocations for 2017-18, we have submitted the list of Budget Tiers. Ongoing, these will be the Average Tier of the last two years in order to mitigate the shifts that occur from year to year in school performance.


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

Network Partner: SPF Support Ongoing

DEADLINE: December 16, 2016

Principals will be contacted who have not completed required SPF activities by December 16, 2016.

  • Tracker launched to guide Network Partners in supporting and ensuring that ALL schools implement the Out the Gate SPF actions

CSI Sponsoring attendees of Carnegie Summit on Improvement in Education

Nominate yourself or someone else who supports schools to improve, pick sessions to attend above, and tell us briefly how attending is likely to support your work. Great training and learning opportunity!!!

Email corey.donahue@ousd.org


December 12

  • Facilities Allocation Planning
  • CSI Team 1:1's
  • Francophone Facility Consultation
  • Elevation / CSI / Engagement Mtg: Sankofa Engagement Planning
  • Springboard Conference Call

December 13

  • SPF Project Team Mtg
  • Executive Cabinet
  • SSD Planning Session
  • CSI Team 1:1's
  • Thrival Pilot Program check-in
  • CSI / Engagement Team: MLK/ West Oakland Planning
  • ERS Steering Committee

December 14

  • SIG Steering Committee Prep Mtg
  • ERS Weekly Planning Session
  • Facilities In Lieu Planning Mtg
  • Yu-Ming Facility Consultation
  • Supt Work Plan 2a, 2c Update
  • Board Meeting: Aurum decision, Sankofa configuration, Dual Language Middle authorization

December 15

  • Facility Consultations
  • Pending Transformational School Leader Interviews
  • CSI Team 1:1's
  • CSI Winter Retreat
  • Oakland Thrives Alignment

December 16

  • Expanded TK Shared Campuses Planning
  • SSD Session
  • SSD Follow-up Planning
  • Performance Working Group (Equity Pledge)
  • Creative Learning Systems Orientation Mtg

School Portfolio Management 2016-17

Oakland SOL - District Dual Language Middle School

Oakland School Of Language (SOL)

  • Establish new District-run Dual Language Middle School to serve students exiting dual language elementary programs & students new to dual language
  • Proposed location: (former) Rudsdale campus @ 70th Avenue in East Oakland.
  • Opening with 75 6th graders Fall 2017 (if approved by Board of Education)

Board Decision: December 14, 2016

Sankofa Academy:

  • Investment in Elementary Grades Program
  • Consolidation of Middle Grades (6-8) Program as of 2017-18

Board Decision: December 14, 2016

MLK / Lafayette / West Oakland Middle:

  • Invest in PK-8 Continuum Feeder to McClymonds
  • Recommend Reconfigure three schools to single program
  • 2 campuses: PK-3 Primary and 4-8th grade Upper

Board Decision: February, 2017 (Tentative)

Please contact David Montes de Oca & Pablo Villavicencio with questions.

KPI's - Key Performance Indicators

Future Updates

To include:

  • Effective Practices Sharing
  • School Re-Tool

Office of Continuous School Improvement

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

Key Functions:

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