IUSD Summit Draws Hundreds to Envision District’s Future
Inglewood community residents, including parents, teachers, and district staff, attended the IUSD Community Summit: Moving Forward Together to Transform Our Schools on October 25 at the Forum. The Summit was convened by the Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD) to gather input for full-service community schools, academic priorities, and the mission and vision of Inglewood schools.
“This is an opportunity for the community to imagine the future we want to build together,” said State Administrator, Dr. Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana. “We want to hear their hopes and aspirations for our students, and build our schools, inside and out, based on our common goals,” she said.
Over 500 community members participated in community asset mapping, instant surveys and developed academic planning priorities for the district. Working in teams, parents, teachers and local partners evaluated the organizational structure of the district’s community schools, administration, and policies to highlight its strengths, areas of improvements, and the required changes moving forward. The Forum generously donated the space and food for the event.
The enrichment school showcase featured robotics, dual immersion, STEM, career pathways, and other innovative programs offered at Inglewood district schools.
The Summit was the first of five community meetings planned to gather feedback. Inglewood stakeholders can also attend the following meetings to share their priorities:
- Monday, Oct. 30, 6-8 p.m.: Warren Lane Elementary, 2602 W. 79thSt.
- Thursday, Nov. 2, 6-8 p.m.: Centinela Elementary, 1123 Marlborough Ave.
- Wednesday, Nov. 15, 6-8 p.m.: La Tijera Academy of Excellence Charter School, 1415 N. La Tijera Blvd.
- Wednesday, Nov. 29, 6-8 p.m.: Morningside High School, 10500 S. Yukon Ave.