As part of a series of learning sessions focused on creating transformative, racially just and relationship-centered community schools, the California Partnership for the Future of Learning hosted its fourth session: Shared Leadership & Power for School Transformation Part II: Developing Shared Decision-Making Teams on April 25, 2023.
This session built on the previous learning session focused on the foundational role that building trusting relationships plays in advancing school transformation. It showcased the relationships, structures, and practices that Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8 Community School in San Francisco Unified School District has established to authentically engage students, families, educators and community partners in the schools’ shared decision-making processes.
As part of the design of these learning sessions, we tap into the wisdom and experience of a broad cross-section of experts—from students and families, to educators, organizers, community partners, and researchers. The following background materials, session recordings, and slide decks in English, Spanish and Arabic are aimed at providing additional resources for communities engaging in the process of creating and sustaining transformative community schools.