5 Year School Reorganization Planning Team

  • The school reorganization team will serve a critical role in advising and providing feedback on potential school reorganization plans that are developed. All final decisions on school reorganization will be made by the Board of Education.
    The reorganization team will meet from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM on the dates listed below. All meetings will be available for the public to view via Zoom or the AUSD YouTube channel. 
    Meeting Dates:
    November 18
    December 2
    December 16
    January 13

The Team

  • The school reorganization team consists of parents, bargaining unit members, principals, and district administrators. The team members are: Amber Fish, Anthony Contreras, Antonio Flores, Diana Ochoa, Diana Rojas, Edna Rodgers, Gabriel Fernandez, Kim Tse, Laurie Wray, Luz Fields, Marji Aveson. Mayra Rico, Melissa Wilson, Patricia Loera, Patricia Sanchez, Rena Galvez, Kimberly Rios, Sofia Verduzco, Jennie Pielstick, Leslie Jones, Megan Savella, Arturo Ortega, Jorge Ronquillo, Dayna Mitchell, Latasha Jamal, Anjelica Juarez.

Meeting #1

  • Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, Latasha Jamal opened the meeting by welcoming the group and inviting introductions. After introductions, Mrs. Jamal introduced the team's objective. 
    The objective of this first school reorganization team meeting was threefold:

    1. Understand the “WHY” behind the reorganization
      • Maximize the capacity of our sites
        Maximize programs and options for students
    2. Understand the pieces of the reorganization models
      • Each model will include the following pieces:
        1. The Model
          • What is it?
        2. Potential implementation plans
          • How does it work in the next five years?
        3. Potential Programmatic Drawbacks
        4. Potential Programmatic Benefits
          Provide input and feedback for additional pieces 
    3. The team may ask for other pieces of information to help inform their decisions 

    After going through the objectives, the team was presented with enrollment trends and projections for our District. That was followed by data for each of our sites that included enrollment projections and capacity projections.

    The conversation then shifted to an understanding of how models will be built based on the four pieces outlined above. Although a model was shown, the conversation was not about the model, it was about how the model included the four pieces of information. Each piece was explained so that the team had a mutual understanding of the pieces this model, and future models, would include. The team then had an opportunity to request any additional pieces of information they would like included in each model. What additional pieces would help you make an informed recommendation? After discussion, the team requested that in addition to the four pieces mentioned above, they would also like to see two additional pieces, noted below as #5 and #6:

    1. The Model
      -What is it?
    2. Potential implementation plans
      -How does it work in the next five years?
    3. Potential Programmatic Drawbacks
    4. Potential Programmatic Benefits
    5. Support staff implications
    6. Economic implications

    The team also requested that the potential programmatic pieces include potential student achievement implications, program implications, and transition plans for students in special programs.
    Each meeting will be hosted via Zoom. The public is welcome to observe the meetings via the AUSD YouTube channel or the Zoom link.

    The next school reorganization meeting will be on December 2, 2020. The team will examine three potential school, reorganization models. Each of the three models will be presented with the six pieces of information outlined above.

    The meeting can be viewed in its entirety on the AUSD YouTube channel.
    The Meeting slides are available here

Objective

  • 1. Understand the "WHY" behind the reorganization

    • Maximize programs and options for students
    • Maximize the capacity of our sites

    2. Understand the pieces of the reorganization models

    • Each model will include the following pieces:

              1. The Model

                -What is it?

              2. Potential implementation plans

                -How does it work in the next five years?

              3. Potential Programmatic Drawbacks

              4. Potential Programmatic Benefits

              5. Support Staff Implications

              6. Economic Implications