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Alameda Mosaic a community affinity space for Black, African-American, and Multi-Ethnic parents/caregivers. Their mission is to provide a forum for families of African-American/Black/ Multi-ethnic students to share their voices and become more knowledgeable about district resources and how to navigate the complex educational landscape in order to advocate more effectively for their students. 

Web page: www.alamedaunified.org/alamedamosaic

Contact information:  Alamedamosaic@gmail.com 


ALCANCE/ Latinx Achievement Roundtable is a learning community affinity space for Latinx families and caregivers with a mission to promote a positive and successful educational experience by developing a strong network of community partners, parents and students.

Web page: www.alamedaunified.org/alcance

Contact information: tcenteno@alamedaunified.org 

 

LGBTQ Roundtable is composed of students, teachers, district staff, and community members whose mission is to foster an inclusive, safe, and welcoming environment for all students in the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD).

Web page: www.alamedaunified.org/lgbtq

Contact information: oliviahigginskiang@gmail.com 

 

Asian and Pacific Islander Roundtable includes people who self-identify as API and API allies. Their mission is to represent API students and ensure equitable access to opportunities that lead to success and social-emotional well-being.

Web page: www.alamedaunified.org/apirt

Contact information: sparklysmile@gmail.com

 

Jewish Education Roundtable (not currently active)

 

curriculum and review sessions

What it is 

The Curriculum and Instruction Review Session is composed of community members and district and school staff and provides an opportunity for our parents and community members to give  input and feedback about current and future curricula adoptions. This is a key avenue through which stakeholders can contribute perspective and ideas on our teaching and learning programs.

 

Secondary Director Dr. Vernon Walton and Elementary Director Ms. Yvonne Wright, will be facilitating  current  adoptions  and new adoptions. This year, our priorities are:

 

  • Current Middle School Math pilot 
  • Research on new Elementary History-Social Science curriculum  
  • High School Biology
  • High School Chemistry
  • High School Psychology 

Other grade-span pilots and adoptions  will be part of a long-term multi-year plan aligned with California Adoption cycles.

 

Meeting frequency

Curriculum pilots and adoptions are multi-year processes so that sufficient vetting, feedback, data collection, and analysis from staff and community can be scheduled to make the best decisions possible.The  Curriculum and Instruction Review Sessions will most likely meet four times per year.  

 

  • October 27, 2021: 6:00-7:30
  • February 2, 2022: 6:00-7:30 
  • April 27, 2022: 6:00-7:30
  • May 18, 2022: 6:00-7:30 

Who can join?

Any AUSD parent/guardian or staff member

 

How to join 

If you are interested in participating in curriculum review,  please contact:ywright@alamedaunified.org or vwalton@alamedaunified.org

 

Who can attend the meetings?

Meetings are open to the public.  

 

Please note: All new curriculum is made available for community review before being adopted. AUSD provides official notice when the materials are available. 

District english language advisory committee (DELAC)

What it is

Each California public school district with 51 or more English Learners must form a District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC). This district-level committee is composed of parents, staff, and community members and is charged with advising district officials on English learner programs and services. 

 

AUSD currently has 894 English Learners enrolled in its schools.

 

Meeting frequency

The AUSD DELAC meets five  times a year, from 5:30 - 7 pm. Our first meeting occurs on 10/7. More information (including agendas and ppts) can be found on the AUSD website.

 

Who can join

Each school ELAC has the opportunity to elect at least one member to the District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC).

 

How to join

If you are interested in joining DELAC, please contact both your school principal and Nancy Lai at nlai@alamedaunified.org

 

policy making and policy changes

The Board Policy Subcommittee reviews all policies that the District is considering adopting or amending before forwarding to the full Board for consideration. The Policy Subcommittee also reviews Administrative Regulations (sometimes called “AR”s) that provide implementing details for Board policies. 

 

Who can join

The Policy Subcommittee is composed of two members of the School Board (currently President Jennifer Williams and Director Gary Lym), and the Superintendent. Relevant district staff members also attend all meetings. 

 

Meeting frequency

The subcommittee meets three to four times a year.

 

Who can attend the meetings

All Policy Subcommittee meetings are open to the public and  governed by the Brown Act,  The agenda is posted in advance on our Board Agendas and Minutes page. . All members of the community are welcome to attend these meetings. 

wellness committee

What it is

The Board Wellness Subcommittee reviews all wellness programs that the District is considering adopting or has adopted before forwarding to the full Board for consideration or review.

 

Who can join

The Wellness Subcommittee is composed of two members of the School Board (currently President Jennifer Williams and Director Heather Little), and the Assistant Superintendent. Relevant District staff members also attend all meetings. 

 

Who can attend meetings

All Wellness Subcommittee meetings are open to the public and  governed by the Brown Act,  and are open public meetings. The agenda is posted in advance on our Board Agendas and Minutes page. All members of the community are welcome to attend these meetings. 

 

Meeting frequency

The Wellness Committee meets two to three times a year.

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local control accountability plan - community advisory committee

What it is 

The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is a stakeholder group that  contributes to the development and implementation of the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) for school districts in California.The three-year Local Control and Accountability Plan describes the districts’ goals, actions, services, and expenditures to support positive outcomes for students who: 

 

  • Qualify for free or reduced price meals
  • Are in the foster care system
  • Are English learners

Meeting frequency

For the 2021-22 school year, the scheduled CAC meetings are September 30, November 18, January 20, March 17, April 28, and May 19..

 

Who can join

CAC meetings are open to the public; any student, staff, or family member is welcome to attend. 


How to join

Those interested in joining CAC or attending these meetings should contact Kirsten Zazo, Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services at kzazo@alamedaunified.org

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