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					                  SACRAMENTO CITY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
                          BOARD OF EDUCATION
                                                                         Agenda Item#_______
                                                                                      9.3


Meeting Date:         September 15, 2011

Subject:      Sacramento’s High-Performing Schools Compact

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Division: Superintendent’s Office

Recommendation: Review Sacramento’s High-Performing Schools Compact


Background/Rationale:

Sacramento’s High-Performing Schools Compact is a framework for improving student
academic achievement in all public schools by increasing transparency and coordination
between the District and the Charter School Community. The Compact is the result of a
collaborative process which included district staff, charter school leaders, and the Bill and
Melinda Gates Foundation. Sacramento City Unified School District is one of 20+ school
districts nationwide that have begun developing Compact agreements, including Los Angeles,
Denver, Baltimore, Nashville, New York City, New Orleans, and Minneapolis.

Financial Considerations:

   1. $100,000.00 from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for completing the Compact
      development process and to prepare for implementation
   2. Invitation to apply for an estimated $2 - $10 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates
      Foundation to fund programs, initiatives and facility renovations consistent with the
      Compact

Documents Attached:

1. Executive Summary
2. Sacramento’s High-Performing Schools Compact


Estimated Time of Presentation: 10 minutes
Submitted by: Jonathan P. Raymond
Approved by: N/A
                      cutive Summary 
Board of Education Exec
       tendent’s O
Superint         Office 
                  Performing S
Sacramento’s High‐P          Schools Compact 
      ber 15, 2011 
Septemb
 
 
                                                                              
I.       O
         Overview/History of Dep       partment or  r Program 
 
“The goa  al of the com  mpact initiat              prove collab oration and
                                       tive is to imp                           d innovation  between ch  harter 
and distr  ricts schools to provide a  all students iin a city with                          ffective educ
                                                                   h a portfolio of highly eff            cation 
options, accelerating    g 80 percent college read   diness in the e city.” 
                   ‐‐ Bill and Melinda  a Gates Foun ndation 
Origin 
The prev vailing distric  ct‐charter dyynamic is oftten characte   erized by mis            missed 
                                                                                 strust and m
opportun   nities. The re elationship bbetween sch  hool districts s and charter schools varies city to c city, 
but in ma  any cases is characterize   ed by compe  etition for re esources and              m” mindset: 
                                                                                 d a “zero‐sum
rather thhan competin      ng to outdo each other i   in providing  excellent ed ducational oopportunities, 
districts a and charter schools are struggling to    o control ide                           s.  
                                                                   eas, funding, or facilities
 
The  idea for  the  com
          a                            ative  originated  at  a  gat
                           mpact  initia                            thering  of  s
                                                                                 superintende             harter 
                                                                                              ents  and  ch
                          y            e 
leaders  in  February 2010.  The group  rec         cognized  th e  need  to  improve  co                 n 
                                                                                              ollaboration and 
innovatio  on between  charter and     d district schhools in ord  der to provid de all studennts in their  cities 
with a po  ortfolio of highly effectiv ve education n options.  
 
The  grou asked  for  Gates  Fou
           up                          undation  sup pport  in  fun             y             e 
                                                                   ndamentally shifting  the district‐ch  harter 
dynamic in their citie    es. They asked for help w   with individ ual city effo             form the sys
                                                                                orts to transf            stems 
and  ince entive  struct  tures  that  foster  unhea althy  compe  etition  and  tackle  the  most  intracctable 
challenge  es to collabo               uding access
                          oration, inclu            s to facilities              unding, and serving the most 
                                                                   s, equity in fu
challenge  ed students.   . 
 
As a first step in driving long‐term    m change, th he group ask   ked for:  
          Support f      for cities andd school dist              g to make sp
                                                      tricts willing             pecific commmitments to  o take 
               district‐chharter collabboration to aa deeper leve   el  
          Structures for holding      g partners ac ccountable f   for those commitments 
          Strong  ex                               on                          d 
                          xamples  of  collaboratio for  othe r  cities  and school  districts  across the s 
               country 

        es of the Com
Objective                        tive 
                     mpact Initiat
    Generate high‐potential, collaboratio
       G                                                address pres
                                            on ideas to a                       hallenges 
                                                                   ssing local ch
    Support leade                                                 cting change
                     ers who are committed to the hard task of affec            e 
                
        from the Gates Foundat
Support f                        tion 
    A draft compact with lang
       A                                    eneral comm
                                 guage for ge          mitments to provide a starting place for 
       each district’s
                     s compact 




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    Superin          Office                                                                                   1 
                      cutive Summary 
Board of Education Exec
       tendent’s O
Superint         Office 
                  Performing S
Sacramento’s High‐P          Schools Compact 
      ber 15, 2011 
Septemb
 
         A
          A national convening of pparticipatingg cities to dis
                                                              scuss commo              es and share
                                                                            on challenge          e best 
          practices  
         A
          A national compact launc ch press event including                            with signed 
                                                             g all cities and partners w
           ompacts 
          co
         A                        ating cities to
          A small grant to participa             o support co ompact commitments 
         O
          Opportunity tto compete for a larger grant by res   sponding to a yet‐to‐be‐developed R  RFP 
 
Expectation of Partic  cipants 
The Gate es Foundatio  on expects th  hat participaating school districts to:
     Develop a compact suppo
         D                            orted and signed by bot                 nd charter leaders  
                                                                 th district an
     Share learnings and collaboration ide        eas with oth er participat  ting cities 
     Take respons     sibility for following thro ough on spec  cific commitments  
     Cities and districts that participate in     n the process s should be:  
              o Comm   mitted to bei  ing national leaders in ta ackling the mmost intracta able roadbloocks 
                 to disttrict‐charter r collaboratioon 
              o Comm   mitted to pus  shing districtt‐charter collaboration t  to a deeper level within the 
                 city annd community 
              o Willing to take on   n the risk of ppolitical repeercussions aand local resistance to 
                 chang ge  
              o Asking  g to be held accountable    e for followi ng through o on specific c            n 
                                                                                            collaboration
                 comm  mitments 
 
The Deve  elopment of Sacramento      o’s High‐Perf forming Sch ools Compact 
In Sacram mento City U Unified, the d district staff and charter r school leadders began w  work on the 
Compact                11 with the g
          t in April 201              goal of comp pleting a sub bstantial draft by June.  TThe process 
began wi  ith convenin ng leaders fro  om the 8 ind dependent c  charter schools authorized by the sc   chool 
          the California Charter Sc
district, t                          chools Assoc  ciation and t he school di istrict. 
 
      First, the group learned a
         F                            about the Co  ompact initia ative and esstablished gr             for 
                                                                                            round rules f
         n
         negotiating t the joint agre eements, dis  strict agreemments, and c charter agreements.   
      Then, the dis
         T             strict and cha  arter representatives pr  resented issu ues, challengges, and 
         solutions for the group to consider.   
      Finally, langu
         F             uage was dra   afted and ref fined collabo             r the High‐Pe
                                                                  oratively for             erforming 
         S
         Schools Compact.  

         the Gates Fo
In June, t           oundation seent district and charter sschool repre esentatives to Houston, 
Texas for             convening of cities deve
         r a national c                       eloping Comp  pact agreem ments.  A pan              al 
                                                                                     nel of ‘critica
         reviewed the
friends’ r                       pact and offe
                      e draft comp             ered suggest             creasing align
                                                            tions for inc            nment to the 
Gates Foundation ex  xpectations. Further refinements we   ere made in August and September. The 
complete ed Compact will be anno ounced at na              s conference
                                               ational press            e in Septemb ber.  



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    Superin          Office                                                                               2 
                      cutive Summary 
Board of Education Exec
       tendent’s O
Superint         Office 
                  Performing S
Sacramento’s High‐P          Schools Compact 
      ber 15, 2011 
Septemb
 
 
II. Driving Governance: 
      St              n Pillars: I, II,
           trategic Plan               , and lll 
      Results 1: Aca   ademic Achievement  
      Operational E
         O             Expectation 3: Treatmen     nt of Stakehoolders 
      Operational E
         O             Expectation 9: Communicating with the Public
      Operational E
         O             Expectation 10: Instructi   ional Progra m 
      Operational E
         O             Expectation 12: Learning    g Environme ent  
      Operational E
         O             Expectation 13: Facilities  s 
 
III. Budge et: 
 
$100,000   0.00 provideed by the Gat   tes Foundation upon th e completio   on of the Commpact, with the 
potential to be invite ed to apply f  for $2‐10 million grant too support Co ompact relat ted program ms, 
initiatives and facilityy renovation  ns.  
 
IV. Goals              s and Measu
           s, Objectives              ures: 
Goals 
         “TThis Compac ct is intended  d to inaugurrate a new cculture, one iin which the             d 
                                                                                         e District and
         C
         Charter Schoo  ols support o  one another by taking be est practices            nd addressing
                                                                             s to scale an             g 
         si            udget challen
           ignificant bu               nges togetheer.  
          
         W
         With our stud dents’ best in              eart, we will explore pro
                                       nterest at he                        omising systeemic innovat tions 
         and hold each  h other acco  ountable for addressing llow‐perform  ming schools. . This new 
         cu            res trust, mu
           ulture requir              utual respectt and the willlingness to work togeth her. This commpact 
         begins this neew era of sha               a that we be
                                       aring, an era                         ad to tangible results for
                                                               elieve will lea                         r 
         sttudents, fammilies and Sacramento. 

         Th
         The District’s Strategic Plan provides the overarch hing framewwork for how w the Compa  act is 
         organized. Ceentral to mee                         trategic Plan
                                    eting the goals of the St           n is the comm mitment to 
          nsure that e
         en           every student graduates f from high sc             he readiness
                                                             chool with th            s and 
         preparation ffor postsecon ndary educaation and the e workplace,             the aspiratio
                                                                         , as well as t           on to 
         develop a Sac cramento Pa athway to Coollege and Ca            ch would be a collaborat
                                                            Careers, whic                         tive 
         agreement w with Californi            versity, Sacra
                                   ia State Univ             amento, and             ommunity 
                                                                         d Los Rios Co
         C
         Colleges.” 

                                  ento High‐Pe
                         ‐‐ Sacrame                     chools Comp
                                             erforming Sc         pact 

          

          



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    Superin          Office                                                                            3 
                      cutive Summary 
Board of Education Exec
       tendent’s O
Superint         Office 
                  Performing S
Sacramento’s High‐P          Schools Compact 
      ber 15, 2011 
Septemb
 
Objectivees 
To these ends, the Co ompact inclu  udes a vision n statementt, joint agreeements, distrrict agreeme ents, 
        agreements, and an implementation
charter a                                                                  s and proces
                                                 n timeline wiith priorities            sses. These 
agreeme ents focus onn four key ar reas of impact: 
             o Huma  an Capital/Innstruction 
                     ties/Funding
             o Facilit            g 
             o Student Recruitment/Enrollm       ment 
             o Accou untability/Co ontinuous Im  mprovement  t 
                 
Measure es 
Impleme entation of thhe Compact will happen                 hases, spanning from No
                                                 n in three ph                         ovember 201   11 
through November 2   2014. A joint t Oversight C Committee, made up of an equal nu     umber of dist  trict 
and charter school re epresentativ ves, will mon nitor the impplementation process an   nd report on n 
progress. Please see the High Performing‐Schools Comp        pact for details of the priiorities, 
processees, and key ooutcomes ide  entified for e each phase.  
 
V. Majorr Initiatives: 
 
     Inncrease the number of s    students in h high‐performming schools 
     Establish Sacr  ramento Pat  thways to Co              Careers 
                                                  ollege and C
     Immprove transparency aro     ound enrollm  ment and di senrollment  t of studentss in charter 
       scchools 
     Commitment     t from charte  er schools thhat they are open to all s students and             de 
                                                                                         d will provid
       high quality ssupports for English‐lang   guage learne ers, students             al needs, and
                                                                            s with specia             d 
       sttudents that t are below g grade level
     Commitment     t from charte  er schools too expand the e use of district services 
     Development
       D              t of a framewwork for cha  arter school accountability  
     Jooint develop pment of a blended technology scho      ool 
     Collaborate w  with charter schools on p    professional  developme  ent, common  n core planning 
     Share best pr  ractices for ffamily engag  gement and leadership d   development 
     Maximize the
       M             e use of distrrict facilities
     Coordinate public commu       unication an nd stakeholdder engagem  ment 
 
VI. Results: 
 
Increase the number                ready/colleg
                      r of college r             ge bound stuudents in the              ramento. 
                                                                           e city of Sacr
 
 
 
 



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                  Performing S
Sacramento’s High‐P          Schools Compact 
      ber 15, 2011 
Septemb
 
         ons Learned/
VII. Lesso          /Next Stepss: 
      
            Participate in the September national pre          n
                                                     ess conference 
            Begin Phase 1 imp plementation 




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       Sacramento’s High‐Performing 
             Schools Compact 
                      
                                       
                                       
    A Partnership of the Sacramento City Unified School District and the 
                      Sacramento Charter Community 
                                      
                                      
                                      
                                      
                                      
                               SEPTEMBER 2011 




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                                                Vision
Since the gold rush, Sacramento has been a city focused on discovery. The push in recent years to
improve schools has been no different: A diverse community has challenged assumptions in an
attempt to discover a path to excellence in public education. This compact between the Sacramento
City Unified School District and the Sacramento Charter Community is a significant step forward in
finding that path. It represents a caring community sharing a promise:

    •   That all children – those from elegant homes in leafy neighborhoods and those decidedly
        less privileged – attend schools at which they learn.

    •   That all children – regardless of race, ethnicity, income or ability – graduate from high
        school without educational disadvantages. They graduate ready for adult life.

    •   That all educators are dedicated to continuous improvement, to getting better at teaching so
        that children get better at learning.

The foundation for this vision is being forged through our High-Performing Schools Compact, a
document that asks the community to commit to true collaboration and to the principle that all
children deserve a great education. Just as children are different, schools should be different. One
size does not fit all.

This Compact calls for Sacramento City Unified to become a district where high-performing
schools of varying philosophies and strategies grow.

    •   Where facilities are utilized by a portfolio of proven providers.

    •   Where underserved students have travel options so that they may attend the school that best
        meets their needs.

    •   Where all schools offer specialized instruction for students with disabilities in partnership
        with the district.

    •   Where aspiring and emerging leaders from our Leadership Academy team up to learn best
        practices and work together to solve problems at each other’s schools.

    •   Where charter schools are the research and development sites charged with developing
        programs and services that benefit all students.

    •   Where the district’s resources are used to identify achievement gaps and incentivize partners
        to explore innovative solutions to those gaps.

This is the future we envision. It is our promise. And it starts today.

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                         Sacramento City Unified School District

                              Sacramento Charter Community

                      High-Performing Schools Compact
As educators and leaders within our communities, we agree to central values and shared beliefs
about quality public education. We value the vital role that public education plays in the lives of
our students, families and city. We value that public schools stand in service of our individual and
collective futures. We believe in the right of every family to have access to a quality public school,
District or Charter, and to have informed choice about the schools within their community. We
believe in the right of all students to learn and to grow, achieve their life’s goals and ambitions,
have access to life’s opportunities and become strong and contributing members of our adult
community. We support a partnership that adds value to the broader educational system, rather than
benefits one party or another. We share pride in our city and are determined to bring our collective
efforts to ensure that every family has that choice and every student gets to exercise that right.

The Mission Statement of the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) proclaims that:

Students graduate as globally competitive lifelong learners, prepared to succeed in a career and
higher education institution of their choice to secure gainful employment and contribute to society.

In the spirit of collaboration, the District and Charter Schools jointly create a Compact which
acknowledges the principles of SCUSD’s Strategic Plan 2010-2014: Putting Children First. This
Compact is intended to inaugurate a new culture, one in which the District and Charter Schools
support one another by taking best practices to scale and addressing significant budget challenges
together. With our students’ best interest at heart, we will explore promising systemic innovations
and hold each other accountable for addressing low-performing schools. This new culture requires
trust, mutual respect and the willingness to work together. This compact begins this new era of
sharing, an era that we believe will lead to tangible results for students, families and Sacramento.

The District’s Strategic Plan provides the overarching framework for how the Compact is
organized. Central to meeting the goals of the Strategic Plan is the commitment to ensure that every
student graduates from high school with the readiness and preparation for postsecondary education
and the workplace, as well as the aspiration to develop a Sacramento Pathway to College and
Careers, which would be a collaborative agreement with California State University, Sacramento,
and Los Rios Community Colleges.

This Sacramento Pathway would provide students, parents, and families a roadmap that would
function as a guidepost and equip them with the necessary knowledge, tools, and resources for
attaining admission and completing college without participation in remedial programs. This
aligned and seamless Preschool-20 initiative would serve to enhance teaching and learning and most
importantly, student achievement and success.

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The included agreements align with the foundational pillars of the Strategic Plan. Those pillars are:

           I.   Career and College Ready Students

           II. Family and Community Engagement

           III. Organizational Transformation


Collectively, our vision is to:

    •   Meet the diverse needs of all students in Sacramento by developing and replicating high
        quality public school options, both traditional and charter, with a focused commitment to
        those in the highest need areas of our community. To this end the district has committed to
        transforming and restructuring seven low-performing schools in the last two years.
        Additional low-performing schools will be identified for reconstitution and transformation
        including the development of an RFP process to accelerate transformation.
    •   Increase professional collaboration and working relationships among families, educators,
        and staff that support the needs of our students;
    •   Identify and share best practices among educators;
    •   Maximize funding for classroom instruction as part of the commitment to improving public
        education for all children in Sacramento;
    •   Create a strong public school network that meets the educational needs of every child in the
        city.


JOINT COMMITMENTS

In support of these shared values and shared beliefs, and in support of our common goal to educate
every student within the City of Sacramento, as District and Charter, we commit to the following:

    •   Creating a system of school choice that includes enrollment to traditional and charter
        schools as options; working to serve all students within the District, including those in the
        highest need areas, in order to close achievement gaps; including the creation of a committee
        to recommend options for low performing neighborhoods; replicating and growing
        successful schools, with a focus in the neighborhoods of highest needs

    •   Creating an accountability framework for continuous improvement and transformative
        educational practices; creating an annual, transparent and predictable oversight process that
        recognizes excellence and provides an early warning system for low-performing Charter
        Schools; establishing a framework for fast track renewal and/or replication of successful
        Charter Schools and voluntary closure or non-renewal of chronically underperforming
        Charter Schools to be used in the 2011-2012 school year;

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    •   Co-developing a blended technology school. Blended learning is defined as students
        learning at least in part at a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home, and at
        least in part through online delivery with some elements of student control over time, place,
        path, and/or pace.

    •   Leveraging strategic partnerships to provide resources to support students and increase
        family supports; sharing parent engagement best practices and establishing and maintaining
        a welcoming school environment for parents and families; offering trainings, joint classes,
        courses and workshops, that will be incorporated into the District’s Family Academy;

    •   Providing access to human capital and leadership pipelines with the intent of recruiting,
        training, developing, and retaining the most effective principals and teachers; establishing an
        annual best practices summit to accelerate student learning and close achievement gaps;

    •   Working together to pass a local facilities bond and/or parcel measure that benefits all
        children and schools in our community, including a pro rata share for district and charter
        schools;

    •   Creating a joint Oversight Committee for the Compact that resolves disputes and ensures
        that all parties adhere to the agreements and spirit of the commitments. This neutral body
        will provide governance and will be charged with transparent oversight of shared initiatives
        and collaborative problem-solving. Both Sacramento City Unified School District and the
        Sacramento Charter Community will each have four representatives on the Oversight
        Committee of this organization.


CHARTER COMMITMENTS
                
In support of our shared values and shared beliefs, and in support of our common goal to educate
every student within the City of Sacramento to the greatest degree possible, the Sacramento Charter
School Community commits to the following:

    •   Serving all students by proactively increasing outreach efforts to underrepresented groups,
        which may include English language learners and those students with special needs, students
        achieving below grade level, and/or from socio-economically disadvantaged families;

    •   Providing equitable access and high-quality supports for students with special needs and
        English language learners; ensuring all student data, including demographic, enrollment, and
        perceptions surveys, is accurate and accessible to the district;




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    •   Engaging the District prior to student disenrollment to best serve the needs of all students
        and families; providing a documented system of student supports and interventions that have
        been employed prior to any student disenrollment based on behavior and academic reasons;

    •   Committing to expansion of District services to Charter Schools, where feasible and at cost,
        including custodial, special education, technology, transportation and nutrition; committing
        to implement and partake in District-wide community initiatives, where feasible and at cost;
        making available to District educators, where feasible and at cost, professional development
        opportunities;

    •   Working with the District to streamline enrollment processes and identify appropriate
        placement of all children. On an annual basis, the Student Recruitment and Enrollment
        Committee will review enrollment and disenrollment data and submit recommendations for
        improvement to the Oversight Committee.

    •   Highlighting the Compact with the District in public communications with the external
        community and media; informing and educating the public and community about Charter
        and District schools;



DISTRICT COMMITMENTS

In support of our shared values and shared beliefs, and in support of our common goal to educate
every student within the City of Sacramento to the greatest degree possible, the Sacramento City
Unified School District commits to the following:

    •   Informing and educating the public and community about District and Charter Schools;
        including Charter Schools on the SCUSD website and in all SCUSD recruitment events and
        efforts;

    •   Making available to Charter School educators, where feasible and at cost, professional
        development opportunities; providing access to the professional development program that
        is designed to foster a culture of learning by deepening each teacher’s subject matter
        knowledge, as well as expanding his/her pedagogical toolkit; making available to Charter
        School educators, where feasible and at cost, English Language Arts and Math Common
        Core professional development opportunities, classroom assignments/tasks, benchmark
        assessments, and annotated student work exemplars;

    •   Providing opportunities to Charter School Educators, where feasible and at cost, to
        participate in the SCUSD Leadership Academy that is designed to prepare aspiring
        principals, build capacity of novice principals, and strengthen the learning needs of veteran
        principals;
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    •   Offering access to Tax and Revenue Anticipation Note (TRAN) or other low cost, cash-flow
        solutions to Charter Schools, where feasible, without jeopardizing the District’s cash flow or
        financial health; providing options to Charter Schools to participate in bulk purchasing;  


    •   Including Charter Schools in the process of identifying facilities in communities in which
        they seek to serve:
             o Offering long-term FUA agreements, co-terminus with charter agreement;
             o Locating Charter Schools where feasible near communities they seek to serve;
             o Providing reasonably-equipped facilities for Charter Schools;
             o Maximizing facilities use including co-location for District and Charter Schools;
             o Developing a set of co-location guidelines for use in the 2012-13 school year,
               including the incubation of new schools.



JOINT IMPLEMENTATION TIMELINE

In support of our shared values and shared beliefs, and in support of our common goal to educate
every student within the City of Sacramento to the greatest degree possible, we jointly commit to
execute the details of this compact. Therefore, the Sacramento City Unified School District and the
Sacramento Charter School Community commit to the following implementation steps:


PHASE I: November 2011 – June 2012

Priorities
    1. Implementation Structure and Establishing Benchmarks
    2. Stakeholder Engagement and Strategic Partnerships
    3. Develop Critical Policy Recommendations


Process
    •   A joint Oversight Committee and four working groups with four priority areas of focus will
        implement the Compact in three phases.
    •   The four focus areas are:
           1. Human Capital/Instruction
           2. Facilities/Funding
           3. Student Recruitment/Enrollment
           4. Accountability/Continuous Improvement

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    •   Identify participants and convene the Oversight Committee and Working Groups
    •   Delineate specific objectives and critical partners to involve in developing the details to
        support the Compact in each of the four focus areas
    •   Working groups convene partners and stakeholders for dialogue, issue identification, and
        definition of key principles guiding the agreements
    •   Identify costs and prioritize key issues in each focus area
    •   Develop a set of specific metrics against each deliverable by which Compact progress can
        be measured

Key Outcomes for the Oversight Committee
    •   Identify and engage internal and external stakeholders
    •   Develop and implement communications plan
    •   Create a Low Performing Neighborhoods Committee
    •   Develop six-month and one-year action plans with specific deliverables for each focus area
    •   Implement six-month action plan for each focus area


Early Deliverables for Focus Areas
    •   Human Capital/Instruction:
             o Establish shared Professional Development opportunities for both Charter and
               District teachers, administrators and staff.
             o Create and convene groups to develop blended learning models for consideration.
    •   Facilities/Funding:
             o Develop an RFP process for under-utilized facilities.
             o Draft co-location guidelines
    •   Student Recruitment/Enrollment:
             o Analyze student demographic information, academic data and enrollment patterns to
               inform the vision for a portfolio of schools.
    •   Accountability/Continuous Improvement :
           o Establish charter school accountability framework


PHASE II: June 2012 – November 2013


Priorities
    1. Student Recruitment/Enrollment Processes
    2. Best Practice Sharing for Human Capital and Family Engagement
    3. Facilities and Funding Agreements
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Process
    •   Convene and empower Oversight Committee and Working Groups
    •   Seek funding for key priorities through the Gates Foundation
    •   Publish progress report specifying core actions and specific impact of Compact efforts over
        first 12-15 months of the effort.
    •   Incorporate additional items into the Compact that were agreed to during Phase 1
    •   Develop list of additional issues for signatories to tackle, convene working groups, etc. as in
        Phase 1 to the extent necessary
Key Outcomes
    •   Host Best Practices Summit
    •   Participate in Common Core planning and other professional development
    •   Solidify Sacramento Pathway
    •   Establish protocols for collaborating on disenrollment and sharing data
    •   Implement multi-year facility use agreements
    •   Convene Year I Compact review meeting and publish progress report
    •   Modify one-year action plan based on key learning’s over Phase 1 and Phase 2


PHASE III: November 2013 – November 2014


Priorities
    1. Institutionalization
    2. Reflection and Refinement


Key Outcomes
    •   Convene and empower Oversight Committee and Working Groups
    •   Implement one-year action plan for each focus area.
    •   Convene Year II Compact review meeting and publish progress report.
    •   Establish new goals and benchmarks
    •   Renew commitments




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SIGNATORIES


    Jonathan Raymond, Superintendent, SCUSD



    Mary Welch, Regional Superintendent, Aspire Public Schools



    Gary Bowman, Superintendent/Executive Director, California Montessori Project



    Penny Schwinn, Founder, Capitol Collegiate Academy


    Judy Morales, Business Manager, Language Academy of Sacramento



    Norman Hernandez, Principal, Sol Aureus College Preparatory (SAC Prep)



    Jim Scheible, Superintendent, St. HOPE Public Schools



    Ed Manansala, Director of Strategic Partnerships, St. HOPE Public Schools



    Dennis M. Mah, President and Superintendent , Urban Charter Schools Collective




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Description: Sacramento’s High-Performing Schools Compact is a framework for improving student academic achievement in all public schools by increasing transparency and coordination between the District and the Charter School Community. The Compact is the result of a collaborative process which included district staff, charter school leaders, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Sacramento City Unified School District is one of 20 school districts nationwide that have begun developing Compact agreements, including Los Angeles, Denver, Baltimore, Nashville, New York City, New Orleans, and Minneapolis.