Lake Oswego School District charts a course to more equitable, sustainable schools
Choices are made every day at the district level that go on to affect each individual student. In the Lake Oswego School District, the guidelines for those decisions come from what is referred to as a "strategic framework" — essentially a plan for decision-making across the district.
A district's strategic framework can affect anything from how funds are allocated to hiring and curriculum choices.
Superintendent Lora de la Cruz brought a new framework to the board for approval at the Monday, Dec. 14, school board meeting.
This year, LOSD chose to make these decisions through the lenses of equity, inclusivity and shared leadership.
The framework also details plans and priorities for the coming years. Those include creating a culture of belonging, achieving equitable academic outcomes, promoting health and resiliency, and teaching and practicing sustainability.
De la Cruz said this framework comes from input from community listening sessions, school board work sessions, school advisory committees, board-appointed committees and staff.
Now that the framework is complete, schools can go on to develop their operational plans for implementing the framework over the next couple months.
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