March 21, 2018 – Every year District officials meet with the presidents of the Student Councils of each school to engage in an honest dialog. The purpose is to understand the student’s vision and get their opinions on how improve the quality of our schools and the teaching and learning process across our District. “Student feedback is critical. They have a special perspective and are the most important group in BCSD,” said Mr. Mark Luque, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services. “We encourage them to be honest and there are no hurt feelings about what they say.”
BCSD LCAP Student Focus Group 2018
Part of the annual LCAP stakeholder process includes student leaders coming into the Education Center for lunch and conversation. The meeting includes a series of questions about what students see working well at their schools and what they think needs to improve. The District collects the student narrative and feedback along with data from teachers, parents and administrators to craft the best LCAP in an effort to improve the work of BCSD.
A Transparent District
Transparency within the District was emphasized. “There are no secrets in BCSD. We look for communication and building clarity, that everybody understands what we are trying to accomplish in our District,” said Mr. Luque. “The only way we are to become a high achieving District and all our students achieve high levels is by ensuring communicating clearly, we have clarity of our work, everybody understands the work thru coherence and ultimately we are more consistent every day in our classrooms across the District.”