The Community Engagement Initiative (CEI) is a five-year effort intended to strengthen the System of Support by building the capacity of school districts to authentically engage one another.
This includes identifying effective models of community engagement, developing metrics to evaluate those models, having difficult conversations, building trusting relationships and participating in the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) development process.
In the 2022-23 school year the CEI represents 44 Local Education Agencies (schools, school districts, and county offices of education) from as far north as Shasta County to as far south as Imperial County.
As part of the 2022 Budget Act, the Legislature and the Governor appropriated $100 million to expand Community Engagement Initiative (CEI) that will now continue through the 2026-2027 school year.
TYPE OF AUDIENCE
Board, Site Administrator / Instructional Coach, Systems Leadership