The Re-Visioning Taskforce & Workgroups

  • The Re-Visioning Taskforce consists of over 100 district stakeholders comprised of students, parents, teachers, classified staff, management, and community partners who have been diligently working since the beginning of June in smaller Workgroups assigned to the specific areas of Instruction, Health & Safety, Social-Emotional Support, Communications & Family Engagement, and Operations. These areas of focus are in alignment with the Planning Framework provided by the Los Angeles County Department of Education. During the Re-Visioning Roadmap process, the Taskforce meets frequently as a whole group and the smaller Workgroups meet multiple times in-between each collective Taskforce meeting. The focus of the Taskforce is to organize the work/tasks, facilitate the efforts of the Workgroups, and utilize feedback loops. The Workgroups address specific topics by those who have expertise in the specific area of focus.

    The goals established by the Re-Visioning Taskforce to accomplish are:

    - Engage in a collaborative process with stakeholders: bargaining units, parents, administration, and students

    - Develop different scenarios or options

    - Provide informed input on a plan for the 2020-21 school year

    - Make recommendations for a plan to the Steering Committee to present to the Board of Education for consideration

    The Facilitators of each Re-Visioning Taskforce Workgroup are listed below:

    Instruction: Luis Haro (Grades 9-12) and Dr. Kelly Lawson (Grades PK-8)

    Meeting Dates: 6/16/2020, 6/22/2020 (PK-5), 6/23/2020 (6-12), 6/24/2020 (PK-5), 6/25/2020 (6-12), 6/30/2020 (PK-5), 7/1/2020 (6-12), 7/2/2020 (PK-5), 7/6/2020 (6-12)

    Safety & Health: Margaret Rasmussen

    Meeting Dates: 6/11/2020, 6/16/2020, 6/18/2020, 6/24/2020

    Communications and Family & Community Engagement: Scott Moses

    Meeting Dates: 6/25/2020, 7/1/2020, 7/9/2020

    Social & Emotional Support Systems: Dr. Esther Tamanaha and Naelh Othman

    Meeting Dates: 6/18/2020, 6/22/2020, 6/24/2020

    Operations: Russ Earnest 

    Meeting Dates: 6/17/2020

    The Re-Visioning Taskforce has met collectively on the dates below. Also provided are the presentations shared at each meeting.

    June 10, 2020: View Presentation Here

    June 26, 2020: View Presentation Here

    July 7, 2020: View Presentation Here

    Taskforce Workgroups  

    Facilitating the Re-Visioning Taskforce is Dr. Nadia Hillman, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services. If you have questions regarding the Re-Visioning Roadmap for 2020-2021, please email communications@duarteusd.org.