Extensive Public Engagement

Extensive Public Engagement

Implementing a portfolio strategy creates enormous conflict but also requires widespread support. Portfolio district leaders need a strong public engagement strategy to build the support needed despite the large-scale change and upheaval that many stakeholder groups will experience as the strategy is implemented.

Metrics for Districts Implementing Portfolio Extensive Public Engagement

Effective communication about the strategy

  • Increasing % of parents who report understanding of the district’s reform strategy; need for school closures; need for new schools; role of charter schools
  • Increasing % of educators reporting a solid understanding of the district’s reform strategy
  • Increasing % of community members who understand the district’s reform strategy

Satisfaction with the strategy

  • Increasing % of parents reporting high confidence in the district
  • Increasing % of parents from closed schools satisfied with their new schools
  • Increasing % of parents in new schools satisfied with their new schools
  • # of community-based organizations formally engaged in district initiatives

Effective communication about the impact of the strategy

  • Increasing % of parents who understand the student outcome results of the reform
  • Increasing % of school board members who understand the student outcome results of the reform
  • Increasing % of community members who understand the student outcome results of the reform
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CRPE selected these resources to show how authentic community engagement can and must be part of portfolio implementation. The Baton Rouge resource details lessons learned from the initial community push that occurred to improve education in the area. The ASD resource explains the Advisory Matching Council process through which TN ASD has built really meaningful engagement.
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