Part of Marin County Office of Education’s (MCOE) process involved engaging stakeholders to understand their concerns and needs. They launched listening activities early in the process, including surveys to parents/families and participating in community meetings and discussions that allowed them to both gather information from stakeholders while sharing information directly with stakeholders.  MCOE employees were included in several focus groups as plans for reopening the central office were shared and evaluated.

March 9, 2020 – Community Meeting
April 15, 2020 – Community Meeting with Sen. Mike McGuire and partners      
June 10, 2020 – Discussion with public health officers and school leaders
June 22, 2020 –  Discussion with public health officer and union leaders
June 25, 2020 – Reopening Schools: Considerations for MarinJune 30, 2020 – Public health discussion with students

Now that MCOE schools have opened for in-person instruction, staff, students, families and community members are working together to listen to the needs of students and identify resources to support mental health and engagement needs. To learn more click here.