Not all issues or problems within BSD7 should be solved or discussed via a consensus process. Consensus takes investment of time and often financial resources. As a result the District On-going Collaborative Committee (DOCC) has been established.
DOCC Purpose: The purpose of the DOCC is to embrace shared leadership and collaboration to help solve District issues at the lowest level possible. The group is also responsible for organizing and scheduling more formal consensus processes in the district.
DOCC Membership: Multiple perspectives and expertise are capitalized on for problem solving, innovation, and change. DOCC membership will include a core group and will add additional participants and experts on discussed topics as necessary.
Core DOCC Members:
- HR Director
- Grade Band Teacher Reps.
- Grade Band Principal Reps.
- BEA Leadership
- BSD7 Trustee/s
- Deputy Superintendents
- BEA President
DOCC Process: The DOCC will meet on a regular basis (monthly) and as needed to discuss issues pertinent to the BSD7. To determine whether an item is appropriate for discussion by the DOCC the answers to the following questions would all be ‘Yes.’
Does the issue/problem or anticipated goal/initiative impact a significant number of staff, students, or stakeholders in BSD7?
Is the issue/problem complex and multifaceted?
The DOCC will discuss the issue/concern and determine the best approach to address the concerns, which may include a consensus process. If consensus is warranted the DOCC will determine the following:
Timeline for consensus discussion (When)?
Who needs to be part of the consensus process, Who will facilitate the process (Who)?
Details regarding the consensus process (How) ?
DOCC Communication: The DOCC will generate summary communication which will be shared on an ongoing basis via weekly district updates from the Superintendent.
DOCC Evaluation: The DOCC will periodically reach out to stakeholders with surveys to gauge perceptions of the effectiveness of the DOCC as a shared leadership structure in BSD7.