The Community Engagement Initiative (CEI) was established in 2018 under Assembly Bill 1808, section 140 (Chapter 32 of the Statutes of 2018) as part of California’s Statewide System of Support as a key lead initiative, with a $13.2 million investment. The CEI is tasked with building the capacity of communities and school districts to conduct meaningful engagement by building capacity in school districts, identifying effective models of community engagement and metrics, developing effective peer-to-peer partnerships between school districts and county offices of education (COEs). Currently, the CEI represents 44 Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) statewide, which include schools, districts, and county offices of education. The 2022-23 Education Omnibus Budget Trailer Bill (Assembly Bill 181, Chapter 52 of the Statues of 2022) funded and established an expansion of the CEI with an additional $100 million investment.
For more information on the Community Engagement Initiative or to join a future Professional Learning and Leading Network (PLLN), contact Steven Sterling Mitchell ([email protected])
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