Episode 8: Don’t Just Accelerate, Navigate: One School District’s Approach to System Improvement and Equity During the Pandemic
COVID-19 and other crises have put extreme operational pressures on public school systems — and these pressures can break or make organizations.
In this episode, Superintendent Rosanna Mucetti, Ed.D., and Assistant Superintendent/CBO Rabinder “Rob” Mangewala describe how Napa Valley Unified School District leveraged pandemic challenges to accelerate their focus on resource equity and school improvement.
It’s a powerful story anchored in strategic planning; a strong partnership between a superintendent and CBO; and a unity of purpose among the school board, labor unions and the community. It’s also a story that reaffirms the power of district leaders to drive change that improves outcomes for all students.
Listen as they share practical guidance and insight from their experience, including how they:
- Approached resource allocation equity through standardization and sustainability to guarantee a “base floor” of access,
- Revamped their system of technology and adopted a new assessment, and
- Responded to severe fiscal challenges, like declining enrollment.
Publisher: WestEd and the California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO)
In this first episode, Jason Wllis welcomes several guests to help you get your resource equity bearings as the series commences.
Budgeting for Educational Equity Podcast Series Episode 2: It Starts With Data and Listening to the System – Practical Ways to Approach Equitable Resource Allocation From the CBO's Seat
This episode veteran school district Chief Business Officer Jayne Christakos and offers practical insights into education equity and resource allocation and suggests how educators can get started.
Budgeting for Educational Equity Podcast Series Episode 4: The Time and Space to Innovate Towards Equitable School Systems
Experts Michael Fullan and Joanne Quinn share powerful ideas and insights about how school communities can make the most of the moment to create equitable outcomes for all students.