Primed for Reform: A District's Use of Existing Assets to Drive Improvement
The Region IX Equity Assistance Center (EAC) at WestEd has worked with the Vallejo Unified School District (CA) to document its reform efforts over the past two years.
EAC staff have attended monthly district meetings and events, conducted school site visits, reviewed district documents, and interviewed key district staff to understand the implementation of various initiatives.
Additionally, the EAC collaborated with the district to create a Principal Evaluation System Handbook that linked existing district practice with policy and research on best practice.
This brief captures some of the main lessons that the EAC has learned from the district’s turnaround process, including the ways it has linked existing efforts and successes with those required by the state’s Local Control Funding Formula initiative.
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