• All-In Subcommittees


    The All In to Reopen Our Schools plan will be developed by 14 subcommittees, composed of a cross-section of stakeholders, within four categories:

    1. Academic Programming and Instructional Support
    2. Family Support & Wellbeing
    3. School Operations for a Safe and Healthy Environment
    4. Communications, Outreach and Community Coordination 

    A fifth category, Academic Personnel and Developing Capacity is an internal working group that is not moving recommendation at this time.

    The work of the subcommittees will be informed by guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and parent feedback gathered through the District’s Remote Learning Parent Survey to accomplish three goals: 

    1. Support students, their families, and our staff for the 2020-2021 school year and beyond, adapting as necessary to different learning environments (virtual & blended), due to the uncertainties created by COVID-19.
    2. Maximize all available resources, substantially reduced in light of the COVID-19 economic impact, to support the educational program and support services, determining a plan for the deployment of personnel, distribution of resources, and use of facilities best aligned to achieving the District's vision and adaptable to different learning environments (virtual & blended). 
    3. Continue to Imagine PPS as a premier urban learning organization committed to every student graduating high school: college, career, and life ready. We must ensure that the short-term work required to respond to COVID-19 stregthens the development of the Imagine PPS strategic plan. 
       

    "Our community and our children are heartbroken by the treatment of Black people in this country right now. It is critical that we work together, across diverse communities to design a safe plan to meet our children's needs,” said Angel Gober, One Pennsylvania, Western PA Organizing Director. “I believe in us.”

    The work of the subcommittees will complement and strengthen the work already underway through Imagine PPS with the assistance of community champions.  All In to Reopen Our Schools will ensure the short-term work required to respond to COVID-19 strengthens the development of the Imagine PPS strategic plan.  

     

     Academic Programming and Instructional Support

    Executive Leads: Anthony D. Hamlet, Superintendent; Theodore Dwyer, Chief Accountability Officer; Minika Jenkins, Chief Academic Officer

    Sub-Committee on Pre- K-12 Curriculum

    (Instructional)

    1. Curriculum Committee (Plan curriculum writing for more than one delivery model to include instructional delivery strategies and MTSS for students) All content areas will be included.
    2. SEL Committee (plan support for social and emotional learning)
    3. Identify student programming that will continue in 20-21 to include brick and mortar and online

    Sub-Committee on Pre K-12 Curriculum (Operational)

    1. LMS (Identify and select uniform Learning Management System to be used by all teachers and students)
    2. Master Schedule and Course Selection (Review and recommend what courses will be offered and how classes will be scheduled for teachers and students based on delivery models selected and include how MTSS will be delivered in the identified remote learning environments as well as in brick and mortar)
    3. Calendar committee (Identify and develop a timeline for processes and ongoing activities, i.e., trainings, communications, scheduling, rollover, grade reporting, state reporting, federal reporting, mailings, etc. to pace the work.
    4. Review and share budget concerns based on student program options to include the school programs
    5. Identification of what systems will be used/supported by the district: Educational (curriculum, software); Software (District systems, HR, OSP, C&I, Finance, IT, DREA)

    Sub-Committee on Educational Supports (ESL, PSE, 504, Equity)

    Plan for the delivery of instruction strategies and supports for EL, students with disabilities, students with 504 plans, GIEP, and extended learning opportunities with a focus on Equity. Plan should include MTSS and the relationship between support systems, i.e., primary and secondary supports

    Sub-Committee on Social and Emotional Learning

    Develop, implement, and sustain supports for students, parents, teachers, and administrators in dealing with SEL and include strategies and supports for short and long-term impacts of COVID-19.


    Family Support & Wellbeing

     Executive Lead: David May Stein, Chief of School Performance

    Sub-Committee on Mental Health and Crisis/Trauma

    Coordination of services that are both school based and at home support to address students mental health and Crisis/Trauma support needs in B/M and remote environments

    Sub-Committee on McKinney-Vento/ Foster Care

    Identification, support and coordination of services for McKinney-Vento/Foster Care students  that are both school based and at home support

    Sub-Committee Community Based Organizations Engagement

    Develop and execute multiple tactics to communicate, engage, and solicit input from this stakeholder group.  Develop a structure to support families with out of school time needs including: academic supports, enrichment activities, childcare, and other supports.


    School Operations for a Safe and Healthy Environment

     Executive Lead: Pam Capretta, Chief Operating Officer

    Sub-Committee on Transportation

    To ensure social distancing for all students who use both yellow bus and Port Authority transportation
    To ensure all vehicles are cleaned and disinfected properly and regularly
    To document daily each student who used yellow bus carrier
    To engage and work with Port Authority and Non-PPS Schools in the planning and execution of ensuring all Pittsburgh students are transport safety to and from school

    Sub-Committee on Sub-Committee PPE Health and Safety

    To research, recommend and purchase the necessary PPE to ensure safety of students and staff 
    To ensure the distribution of the appropriate PPE to students and staff
    Collaborate and align these plans with the Student Service Health & Safety sub committee
    Provide guidance and protocols for Health & Safety procedures in all PPS facilities
    To report all PPE & equipment incurred costs related to COVID-19 to Budget and Finance for submission of CARES

    Sub-Committee Facility Readiness & Building Capacity, Cleaning,& Building Systems

    To ensure social that social distancing for all students & staff is considered in any plan recommendations
    Draft plans based on various scenarios (remote, blended, brick & mortar, intermittent)
    Draft building & office   sanitizing and cleaning procedures for the return staff and student under various scenarios
    Collaborate and align these plans with the Curriculum Operations sub committee

    Sub-Committee on Nutrition Food Service & Food Insecurity

    To prepare plans for food service for a continuum of virtual learning at home to full brick & mortar services, and responsiveness to findings from the related Family Support and Wellbeing Committees

     

    Communications, Outreach and Community Coordination 

     Executive Lead: Errika Fearbry Jones, Chief of Staff

    Sub-Committee on Parent/Family/Grassroots Engagement

    Develop and execute multiple tactics to communicate, engage, and solicit input from this stakeholder group.  This committee supports other committees in their efforts to reach stakeholders by establishing a communications plan that includes: consistent messaging, public branding, event coordination, and the vetting of communications.

    Sub-Committee on Student Engagement

    Develop and execute multiple tactics to communicate, engage, and solicit input from this stakeholder group.  This committee supports other committees in their efforts to reach stakeholders by establishing a communications plan that includes: consistent messaging, public branding, event coordination, and the vetting of communications.

    Sub-Committee on Teacher/Staff Engagement

    Develop and execute multiple tactics to communicate, engage, and solicit input from this stakeholder group.  This committee supports other committees in their efforts to reach stakeholders by establishing a communications plan that includes: consistent messaging, public branding, event coordination, and the vetting of communications.