May 5, 2021
Rationale: ELCC 4 requires that leaders promote the success of every student by working with all stakeholders, respond to diverse interests and needs, as well as sustaining positive school relationships.
Summer Reading is an example of responding to staff, parents, and community needs. The district decided to promote students’ re-engagement in social life this summer instead of summer school. The CDC guidelines are being lifted and children as young as 12 are approved to receive the COVID19 vaccination. This allows the district to focus its efforts on welcoming students back to school, a place to learn, grow and be social. Parents still wanted reading recommendations for their children over the summer. Summer Reading supports their request by connecting them with community resources like the library summer reading program and more. The library is just reopening to the community, Summer Reading supports student re-engagement in the library as well as their local Pizza Hut, which offers a reading program called BOOK-IT
Case Study: Shaping School
November 3, 2021
Rational: Element 4.3 Candidates understand and can respond to community interest and needs by building and sustaining positive school relationships with families and caregivers.
Shaping School Culture exhibits Element 4.3 by demonstrating cultural competence and responsiveness in decision making, school planning, and meeting the needs of students. Also, by striving to build and sustain positive relationships between school representatives, students, families, and community partners, when their needs conflict.