Chula Vista Elementary School District

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Multi-lingual platform engages thousands in genuine, two-way dialogue

With nearly 30,000 students in 45 schools, Chula Vista Elementary School District is the largest K-6 district in the state of California. In 2014, the challenges of engaging a community of its size intensified with the introduction of the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The state-mandated funding plan requires meaningful input from all stakeholder groups.

After Chula Vista’s first LCAP year the district recognized they we were far from where they wanted to be. With the need for more efficient and effective engagement tools the district turned to Thoughtexchange as an opportunity to use technology to really expand the conversation.

Additionally, Thoughtexchange’s ability to include English and Spanish speakers in the same conversation meant engaging it’s community in a dramatic new way.

"Looking back at our first LCAP year, we recognized that we were far from where we wanted to be. We needed more efficient and effective tools and we saw Thoughtexchange as an opportunity to use technology to really expand the conversation with our stakeholders in ways we hadn’t been able to yet."DR. FRANCISCO ESCOBEDO, SUPERINTENDENT