Coalition for Community Schools - Because Every Child Deserves Every Chance

Stage 2: Milestone 1

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STAGE 2: DEVELOP AN OPERATING FRAMEWORK
Milestone #1: Define Key Functions

Some things to think about:

Clarify roles, responsibilities, and accountability mechanisms. In Stage 1, policymaking partners began to create the context for change. Now, new questions arise. Who should do what? By when? The Collaborative Leadership Framework
in Part Two describes the partners and functions that, according to experience, are required as scale-up progresses. The framework will help you understand the sequence of actions needed for implementing your vision of a scaled-up system and then help you consider how best to get the job done.

Provide extended opportunities for partners to discuss key functions. Partners need to see that their participation is valued. They also need to agree to support activities in their respective areas of influence and expertise. A review of the comprehensive benchmark list organized by function and leadership level at the end of Part Two can help partners understand how an organizing framework can facilitate their work.


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INTER-ORGANIZATIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY

To strengthen fidelity to the community schools collaborative model and capacity among site partners (particularly principals, non-profit lead agencies, and site coordinators), SUN developed an inter-organizational accountability checklist. The checklist emerged as an idea from the SUN Districts Council, an operations-level group that includes representatives of affected school systems, the city of Portland, and Multnomah County. As intermediary for SUN, the county designed the tool by drawing from existing partnership agreements and partner input. Such a tool has proven valuable in keeping the work of the SUN collaboration at all levels on track, ensuring progress toward its broader vision. The checklist focused on items such as vision, operational structures, leadership integration, and communication.

 

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