RFI : Help Lead Community Sessions about our Draft Strategic Plan

  • Request for Information (RFI)

     

    Help Shape the Future of Our District: We need your help to lead a Strategic Plan Community Session.

     

    We are requesting information from organizations interested in conducting community engagement in the months of September and October in order to coordinate engagement activities. 

    • Issued by Oakland Unified School District (OUSD)
    • Release date: September 8, 2020
    • Extended Due date: September 18, 2020
    • Term: September - October, 2020
    • Send Questions and Response to RFI:  2020strategicplan@ousd.org
    • Apply:  Please complete this Google Form if you are interested.

     

    Introduction

    During times of great uncertainty and seemingly insurmountable challenges coming from all fronts, Oakland has never let up. From the unexpected and unprecedented impact of COVID-19, to the continued assault waged by systemic racism against Black and Brown bodies throughout this country, our resolve has been tested in ways never seen before. Yet time and again, Oakland and our community of schools have risen together, with relentless courage, to face it all with a gritty, determined resilience to step into a better world. It is this spirit - this will - of the people that unites us and continues to move us forward.

     

    That is why we must all work together to adapt and thrive in these challenging times. Working alongside the community, we will seize this moment to build trust, to heal, and to collectively find solutions. Therefore, OUSD is looking for community partners who are able to convene members of the Oakland community to listen and learn about how the first month of school has gone for them and to gather input on the draft strategic plan for the next three years. The proposed plan builds upon student, family, and community feedback, and Oakland’s current mission of building a Full Service Community District by mobilizing the resources and collective energy needed to prepare Oakland youth for college, career, and community. The plan will be framed around three priorities: “Thriving Students - Thriving Schools - Thriving Oakland” to underscore the importance of the interconnectedness between our students, our schools, and our city.

     

    See below for details on how to host a feedback session.

     

    In Community,

    Dr. Kyla Johnson-Trammell

     

    We are requesting information from organizations interested in conducting community engagement in the months of September and October in order to coordinate engagement activities. 

     

    Scope of Work

    • Conduct a culturally responsive community engagement process that focuses on checking in with your constituency and providing feedback on the OUSD Strategic Plan 2020-23.
    • Collect synopsis of feedback from participants. A standardized form will be provided.
    • Collect demographic information on those participating in the process. A standardized form will be provided to collect data on participants who voluntarily choose to provide the information. Names will not be collected.

     

    Qualifications

    • Respondents must have existing relationships with and experiencing engaging of OUSD families and other interested community members.
    • Priority will be provided to organizations who serve OUSD families and can bring together our families and subgroups furthest from opportunity. Specifically, African American, Latino, Indigenous, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, across experiences of ability, grade spans, gender, language, and zip code.
    • Respondents should have some understanding of OUSD’s strategic priorities and continuous improvement efforts.

     

    Apply

    • Please complete this Google Form if you are interested.

     

    Timeline 

     

    Date

    Event

    September 8

    Release RFI 

    September 18

    Extended Due date

    September 18

    Identify convening organizations for regional engagements

    September 21 - 24

    Training for convening organizations

    Tentative options include:

    • Sept 21, 5-6:30pm
    • Sept 22, 5-6:30pm
    • Sept 24, 5-6:30pm

    September 28 - October 23

    Regional engagements occur

    November 12      

    Synopsis of feedback shared with Board of Education

    December 9

    Adoption of the 2020-2023 Strategic Plan by the Board of Education



    Tools provided:

    OUSD staff will provide the following tools that can be adapted by your organization.

    • A presentation deck and video from the Superintendent that provides all the relevant information for the engagement activity
    • The draft 3-year strategic plan
    • A standard set of questions to help facilitate the discussion
    • A template to collect responses and collect demographic data for participants
    • Support from OUSD Office of Equity



    Please complete this Google Form if you are interested.