Whether you’re brand new to being a superintendent or are just starting out at a new district, your challenge is unique. You are expected to listen to stakeholders to discover priorities and build trust, while at the same time provide a plan and vision for the district—all of which need to be informed by stakeholder priorities and again require their trust for support. Doing all of this at the same time is no easy task.
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.
LCAP engagement resources
Year-round community engagement and the LCAP moving forward.
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.
Advocacy at legislative breakfasts, testimonials, and events
ACSA’s tips on successful advocacy communication in group settings.
The lawmaking process
A step-by-step guide to the legislative process.
How to handle common legal issues classified leaders face
Look out for these common areas of legal difficulty.
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?
Best practices for advancing district educational goals
It’s easy to approach district planning as a matter of compliance rather than strategy.
Pitfalls to avoid for meaningful community engagement
Issues to avoid include not defining goals clearly and overlooking the input of community members.
How classified managers build positive school relationships
Positive communication with students, community, and staff brings success to classified leaders.
10 ways district and school leaders can better support young men of color
Many young men of color are successful when provided the supports to which all students should have access.
Promoting equity in K-12 for school leaders
While every student should have equal access to resources, communication outlets, and services, equity presents itself as a more complex goal.
Q&A: The Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
Penal Code section 11165.7 defines as a “mandatory reporter” and it includes virtually all public employees of a school district.
Apps to watch as kids return to school
Depending on their content and design, some apps can cause disruptions at school. Others can be downright dangerous.
10 steps to improve school culture
Qualities needed to create a positive school culture.
Resources for teaching Black history month
Teaching Black History Month, California’s Black history, and resources for talking about race in the classroom.
What education leaders need to know
“Equity is not equality. It’s creating unique strategies that meet the unique needs and draw on the unique strengths of all students”
How to cultivate equitable instruction and outcomes for students
California educators face a unique challenge: teaching the nation’s largest and most diverse student population.
How to structure an effective meeting
Here’s how the typical staff meeting goes: Members trickle into the conference room, unsure what their role in the meeting is.
ACSA offers strike preparation assistance