Photo by Hasain RasheedThe All Kids Campaign School Communities Know Best
CA Compared to National School FundingSOURCE: California Budget Project, http://www.cbp.org/pdfs/2010/1006_SFF_how_does_ca_compare.pdf
The All Kids Coalition Organizations Individuals • Sean McClung, Principal, MetWest High School • Toai Dao, Teacher, Life Academy • Peter Fiske & Kelly Kirkpatrick, Chabot Elementary • Dr. Washington “Bob” Burns, Prescott Joseph Center • Father Jesus Nieto-Ruiz, Saint Anthonys Catholic Church • Rev. George Cummings, Imani Community Church • Pastor H. James Hopkins, Lakeshore Ave. Baptist ChurchPrescott Joseph Center • Rev. Ken Chambers Sr., West Side Missionary Baptist Church • Lewis Cohen, Fmr. Executive Director, Coalition of Essential Schools & Fmr. Asst. Superintendent OUSD • Geoffrey Peete, Businessman & Philanthropist
More than 2,000 Petition EndorsersWe call on the Board of Education to implement full-service community schools by enacting local decision-making authority at every Oakland neighborhoodschool to make decisions over educational curriculum,budgets, staffing, and schedules.Empowering our school site communities ensures thatthe families, students, teachers, school staff andprincipals are in charge of our educational decisions!
All Kids Campaign - Core Values• Local Decision Making means empowering Oakland school communities to make the school-site level decisions necessary for student success.• School Communities means parents, students, teachers, school staff, and principals.
Local decision making in four areas Education School Program Budget School Staffing Schedules
2. School Site BudgetsLocal decision-making authorityto allocate siteresources to bestmeet studentneeds Photo by Hasain Rasheed
3. Staffing Local decision- making authority to hire, support, and retain staff based on student needs.Photo by Hasain Rasheed
4. School SchedulesLocal decision-makingauthority to createschool schedules –which could includeadditional time in theday and/or schoolyear – to best meetstudent needs. Photo by Hasain Rasheed
Campaign Timeline – This Spring MAY and LATE APRIL BEYOND MARCH School Supt. Special APRIL 4 Board Vote Smith’sCommittee Special on Local implemen- Public Committee Decision- tation ofEngagemen Meeting Making Local ts Policy Decision- Making
About Great Oakland Public Schools Leadership Center Students First Every decision should focus on what Oakland students need in order to attain a quality education. For many Oakland students, accessing quality public schools is an issue of life or death. We must work with tremendous urgency. Students cannot wait until tomorrow. Sense of Possibility All children can succeed as a result of quality schools and effective teaching. Innovation and inquiry are essential to disrupt the status quo in service of students. Equity Great Oakland Public Schools Students of all backgrounds and in all neighborhoods deserve equitable and excellent outcomes. Resources and opportunities must be Leadership Center is a 501(c)(3) prioritized for historically underserved communities and students. Power of Community charitable organization that Our Oakland community has high expectations for our students and public schools – and the power to deliver quality education for allprovides education, advocacy, and students. Together, we are responsible for preparing all students with the skills and knowledge required for success in college, career, and life. leadership within the Oakland Shared Decision-Making and Accountabilitycommunity so that all our students People should have a say in the decisions that shape their lives, and educational decisions should be made transparently, based on evidence, have the opportunity to attend and by those who are closest to students. Those who are responsible for making decisions should be held accountable for those decisions based quality public schools. on student results. Respectful Communication We communicate directly and with respect at all times, enabling us to be transparent and pragmatic, foster learning, and create long-lasting, www.goleadershipcenter.org accountable relationships.