ABC Partnership
Center for School Improvement Leadership Institute
January 26, 2013
Valencia Mayfield, Assistant Superintendent, ABCUSD
Ray Gaer, President, ABCFT
Overview of ABC Unified School District
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Southeast region of Los Angeles County
Serves Cities of Artesia, Cerritos, Hawaiian Gardens,
Lakewood, Norwalk, Long Beach
20,976 K-12 students
92% ethnic minority students
45.5% low income
22% limited English language speakers
37 different home languages
30 schools (19 ES; 5 MS; 5 HS; 1 Adult School)
14 Title I schools
Academic Performance Index (API)
State Comparison 2008-2012
ABC Exceeds the State Target of 800
900
848
850
814
795
800
750
833
822
742
755
767
778
State Target
800
788
State
District
700
650
600
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
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API Status
2011 School Year
2012 School Year
6 schools API totals exceed 900
6 schools API totals exceed 900
12 schools API totals exceed 800
14 schools API totals exceed 800
9 schools API totals exceed 700
8 schools API totals exceed 700
1 school API total exceeds 600
In 2012, twenty schools exceed the State’s target.
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California High School Exit Exam Results
Classes of 2009 – 2012
School
Class of 2009
Class of 2010
Class of 2011
Class of 2012
Artesia
93%
97%
98%
100%
Cerritos
98%
99%
99%
99%
Gahr
97%
100%
99%
99%
Whitney
100%
100%
100%
100%
Tracy
78%
88%
82%
84%
ABC
Secondary
62%
68%
61%
62%
District Total
94%
96%
96%
97%
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Looking Back
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Conditions for change
 From strife to stability (1993)
 New leadership direction under Superintendent Dr.
Ron Barnes (1999) working with ABC Union
President Laura Rico
Creating a new partnership between labor and
management
Establishing common beliefs, new structures and
systems for collaboration
Partnership Structures
Superintendent :
ABCFT President:
• Weekly meetings
• Establish norms and beliefs
• Joint projects focused on
student achievement
• Weekly meetings
• Establish norms and beliefs
• Joint projects focused on
student achievement
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The Partnership’s Behaviors
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We work hard to understand the core of each
other’s job.
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We respect each other.
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We are honest with each other.
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We do not “sugar coat” difficult issues.
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We disagree without being disagreeable.
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We reflect on each others’ comments,
suggestions, and concerns.
The Partnership’s Behaviors
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seek clarification until we understand.
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maintain confidentiality.
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both “own the contract.”
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solve problems rather than win arguments.
We
laugh at ourselves and with each other.
The Partnership’s Guiding Principles
1.All
students can succeed and we will not accept any excuse that prevents that
from happening in ABC. We will work together to promote student success.
2.All
needed support will be made available to schools to ensure every student
succeeds. We will work together to ensure that happens. The top 5% of teachers
in our profession should teach our students. We will work together to hire, train,
and retain these professionals.
3.All
employees contribute to student success.
4.All
negotiations support conditions that sustain successful teaching and student
learning. This is the MAIN THING!
5.We
won’t let each other fail!
Mission Statement
The ABC Partnership is a collaborative effort to improve
student achievement and to enhance the teaching and working
environment for faculty, staff, and administration through the
institutional partnering of colleagues in the ABC Unified
School District and the ABC Federation of Teachers. Faculty
and administration should have a voice in those decisions that
reflect the collaborative efforts and goals of the partnership
emphasizing a common understanding of the issues, joint
research, sharing of information, mutual respect, and working
together to ensure each others’ success.
EXPAND PARTNERSHIP
CAPACITY
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Superintendent’s Office
•Weekly Meetings
•P.A.L Retreat
•West Coast Institute
Academic Services
•Monthly Meetings
•Curriculum Professional
Development
•Special Education
•Information Technology
•Competitive Grants
Human Resources
District and
ABCFT
Collaboration
Business Department
•Budget Workshops
•Health and Benefits Committee
•Finance and Audit Committee
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Negotiations
Regular Meetings
Personnel Issues
Recruitment and
Retirement Fair
• SIG School
• Teacher Evaluation
School Services
• Principal Liaison
• P.A.L. Survey
• AFT Innovative Fund
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Partnership Standing Meetings
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Superintendent
Chief Financial Officer
Asst HR
Asst. Academic
Curriculum and PD
Special Education Directors
Special Education Adm
Information Technology
Coordinator of Child Dev
ABC Management
Union President
Chief Negotiator
Union President and Chief
Negotiator
PASS Coordinator and VP ES
VP HS and VP MS
Union President
VP Special Education, Co-Chair
Special Ed Advisory Committee
Union President
VP of Child Development
All Labor Unions
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Academic Services and ABCFT
Collaboration
Special Education:
Curriculum and
Professional Development
•CCSS Professional Development
and Implementation Timeline
• Committee Member Selection
• Secondary Math Coaches
•Textbook Adoption Process
•Report Card
•P.R.O.P.S
•iCARE (AFT Innovative Funds)
Child Development:
Thematic Unit Projects (AFT Innovative
Funds)
Information Technology
•Pilot Elementary Grade Book
•District Technology Plan
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Human Resources and ABCFT
Partnership Impact
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100 % Credential Teachers
Large Applicant Pool
No “Hard to Staff schools”
District Average Teaching Experience is 16
years
Proactive Approach to Resolve Personnel
Problems
Few Grievances (no arbitration)
No Lay-Offs of Permanent Teachers
Administrators and Union Representatives
Attend Joint Training
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P.A.L. Retreat
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Read Common Books (e.g. Fierce Conversation: Achieving Success at Work
and in Life One Conversation at a Time by Susan Scott)
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Review Assessment and Attendance Data
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Rutger’s University Research Project (Dr. Saul Rubinstein and John
McCarthy, PHD student)
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Write Action Plans
Center for School Improvement Leadership Institute
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School and District Teams in NY
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All Schools in California
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Special Education and Child Development in California
Union Representative Meetings
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Program Improvement District and Monitoring Tools
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Common Core State Standards
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QUEST
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District and Site Teams
PARTNERSHIP IN ACTION:
FIND A PROJECT
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School Site and ABCFT
Collaboration
AFT Innovation Funds:
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Teams received $7500 for two years ($15,000)
to support their innovation project
All funds provide direct services to students,
teachers and/or parents
Principal/District and union representative
plan and implement innovation project
School and district teams present at
Innovation Project Celebration
Cohort I
2009- 2010
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Aloha ES – Physical
“Mathucation”
Furgeson ES – Peer Coaching;
Parent Training
Hawaiian ES – Family
Education Nights
Juarez ES – CONNECT
Program for Families
Kennedy ES – AIM ProgramHealthy Bodies-Healthy Minds
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Melbourne ES – Corrective
Reading Program
Niemes ES – STAR Early
Literacy Program
Fedde MS – RISING STARS
Program
Ross MS – ELD Village
Special Education –“I CARE”
Teams
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Cohort II
2010-2011
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Bragg ES – Project FORE-C
Burbank ES – iMATH
Program
Elliott ES – F.A.C.T.S.
Program
Leal ES – “Art of Stagecraft”
Program
Palms ES – Comprehensive
Wellness Program
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Carmenita MS – GEAR UP
Tetzlaff MS – Get in the Zone
Cerritos HS – Freshmen
Transition Plan
Tracy HS – Early College
Program
ABC Secondary School –
Senior “COPE”
Child Development –
Thematic Unit Project
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Getting Started
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Superintendent and Union President Meet Regularly
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Develop Guiding Principles
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Talk and Model Partnership Behaviors
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Take Calculated Risk
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Pick a Project
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Joint Meetings with Superintendent Cabinet and Union Executive
Boards
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Celebrate and Share Success Stories
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“Spot Light” Productive Partnership Teams
Expand Leadership Capacity
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Union Representative paired with District Representatives
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Union Representative paired with Principals
Strategic Plan Directions
Student Achievement – Our Main Thing
Student
Achievement
Parent
& Community
Involvement
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