Community Engagement

  • New Dates for Education Officials to Assume Office, Effective January 1

    New Dates for Education Officials to Assume Office, Effective January 1

    A new law will change the date that members of a county board of education, school district governing board, or community college district governing board take office.

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  • School Safety and New Guidance on Addressing School Violence

    School Safety and New Guidance on Addressing School Violence

    Preventing school violence and ensuring school safety have become dominant topics and part of an ongoing national conversation.

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  • Legislature Increases Bid Limits under Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act

    Legislature Increases Bid Limits under Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act

    Lawmakers drafted the bill to address construction cost increases that have occurred since the limits were last increased, in 2011.

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  • Field Trip Immunity Does Not Apply to a Community College’s Hosting of an Intercollegiate Athletic Event

    Field Trip Immunity Does Not Apply to a Community College’s Hosting of an Intercollegiate Athletic Event

    Community college districts are generally immune from liability for injuries sustained in the course of field trips and excursions under the California Code of Regulations, title 5, section 55220.

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  • From Growth Mindset to Sense of Belonging

    From Growth Mindset to Sense of Belonging

    In this guide, you’ll learn how district and school leaders in California and beyond are measuring and improving students' SEL skills to improve academic outcomes.

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  • Suicide on campus: How schools are dealing with the crisis

    Suicide on campus: How schools are dealing with the crisis

    The newest student suicide cluster is no doubt sending administrators statewide into a thoughtful review process of their mental health student services and crisis intervention teams.

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  • Parent-Child Border Separations: Supports to Invoke Humanitarianism

    Parent-Child Border Separations: Supports to Invoke Humanitarianism

    An estimated 2,000 undocumented immigrant children have been separated from their families along the southwest United States border and placed in facilities that have been described as “cages."

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  • Trends in Community Engagement

    Trends in Community Engagement

    Research to facilitate discussion and new ideas on how to best leverage a school or district’s assets to ensure that both the school and the home are working together to improve student success.

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  • School success takes a community

    School success takes a community

    The purpose of this case study is to explore how engaging the community can help bring visible results to the school in the form of student achievement, wellness and school pride.

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  • Got a problem? Think creatively and learn from third-graders

    Got a problem? Think creatively and learn from third-graders

    The Child Creativity Lab, an education program that makes use of reclaimed and reusable materials, sparks the imaginations of children and adults.

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  • How similarities could improve teacher-student relationships

    How similarities could improve teacher-student relationships

    Positive relationships can lead to better educational outcomes for adolescent students.

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  • Annual notice of parental rights and responsibilities

    Annual notice of parental rights and responsibilities

    Summary of changes in California law that call for required or optional updates to the Annual Notice of Parental Rights and Responsibilities.

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  • LCAP engagement resources

    LCAP engagement resources

    Year-round community engagement and the LCAP moving forward.

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  • California PTA: Parent involvement

    California PTA: Parent involvement

    Parent involvement means efforts by the school district and schools to seek input from all parents, and to engage parents as partners in decision-making.

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  • Advocacy at legislative breakfasts, testimonials, and events

    Advocacy at legislative breakfasts, testimonials, and events

    ACSA’s tips on successful advocacy communication in group settings.

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  • The lawmaking process

    The lawmaking process

    A step-by-step guide to the legislative process.

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  • How to handle common legal issues classified leaders face

    How to handle common legal issues classified leaders face

    Look out for these common areas of legal difficulty.

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  • Tips for aligning LCAP goals with negotiations

    Tips for aligning LCAP goals with negotiations

    California school districts will receive a projected $8.5 billion next year to support disadvantaged students. How will they choose to spend it?

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  • Best practices for advancing district educational goals

    Best practices for advancing district educational goals

    It’s easy to approach district planning as a matter of compliance rather than strategy.

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  • Pitfalls to avoid for meaningful community engagement

    Pitfalls to avoid for meaningful community engagement

    Issues to avoid include not defining goals clearly and overlooking the input of community members.

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