Sacramento Unified School District (SCUSD) is a school district made up of 81 campuses and serves 47,900 students. SCUSD not only serves its students, it serves their student its families too. The district, which was founded in 1854, happens to also be one of the oldest school districts west of the Mississippi. SCUSD consists of 6 offices and departments. The Academic Office has a mission of “Putting Children First with a focus on delivering, through high standards that ensure academic rigor in a thinking curriculum in the classroom”.

The Family and Community Engagement Office is another office that promotes “Putting Children First”, but has a focus on assisting the Superintendent and serving the families in the community by creating success for all students through building relationships based on mutual trust and two-way communication for strong academic support systems.

The office of School, Family and Community Partnerships offers technical assistance and training by providing programs like Welcoming Schools Certification Process (WSCP). A program that serves a purpose to motivate a partnership between community organizations and schools to build a mutual understanding that families school’s and district’s make decisions together.

Lastl, the Family and Community Engagement Office is offering the School, Family and Community Partnership Leadership Academy and is taking applications now. It’s aleadership training course that is broken down into nine sessions aimed to target parents, school staff and community leaders who have a desire to gain leadership skills and expand their understanding of issues, policies, and functions of a K-12 educational system.

 The program begins on Saturday, January 12th and ends on April 8th, 2013 and will be held at the Serna Center at 5735 47th Avenue in Sacramento. Free childcare, meals, and materials will be available to all program participants.

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