FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LAGUNA BEACH UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
CONTACT: ANAKAREN UREÑO
(949) 497-7750 EXT. 5317
October 30, 2019
Laguna Beach Unified School District seeks input for district planning
Thoughtexchange platform asks one open-ended question to gather a broad range of perspectives
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. — The Laguna Beach Unified School District is using an innovative online platform called Thoughtexchange, to gather community feedback to inform the development of the District’s three-year Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The district’s latest “Exchange” is online now, and will be open through Wednesday, November 13 at 8 PM. The District asks students, staff, and families to share thoughts regarding the programs and services offered by the district to serve all students.
The LCAP is an important part of California’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), established in 2014. It describes how school districts intend to meet annual goals for all students, with specific activities to address state and local priorities.
“The LCAP is developed with the input of the Laguna Beach school community and it serves as a touchstone by which we guide and execute our efforts to educate all students,” said Dr. Jason Viloria, superintendent of schools. “Asking an open-ended question allows us to get a sense of the shared values and priorities of our community. The feedback will help chart a course for the district through to 2022 and it is important to me that everyone affected by the decisions made in our district has an opportunity to share their thoughts,” he concluded.
An exchange has three simple steps: Share, Star, and Discover.
Share your thoughts to open-ended questions, independently and confidentially.
Read thoughts shared by you and other participants, and rate (star) each one out of 5 stars
Discover what matters to the group by exploring the thoughts and how they were rated. (Learn more about the Discover step by clicking here.)
These 3 steps together bring structure to the conversation. People share their thoughts, rate the thoughts of others, and learn what matters to the group. Thoughts and stars are public, however, names and email addresses of participants will never be associated with a Thought or rating. To learn more about the Thoughtexchange platform watch this one-minute video or visit https://www.thoughtexchange.com/.
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