150 School Districts to Participate in Conference on Labor-Management Collaboration

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150 School Districts to Participate in Conference on Labor-Management Collaboration

Leaders from 40 states Representing More Than 5 million Students Expected

January 24, 2011

Today the Department of Education announced that it has selected 150 school districts from among the 245 applications it received to participate in its upcoming conference on labor-management collaboration Feb 15-16 in Denver, Colo.

"Union leaders and administrators across the country are finding new ways to work together to focus on student success," U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said. "The leaders from these 150 districts are committed to bold reforms and are showing the country what is possible when adults come together, particularly in tough times, to do the right thing for kids."

The broad cross section of participating districts selected by the Department closely mirrors the make-up of our nation's schools. Approximately 34 percent are from cities, 34 percent from suburbs, 8 percent from towns, and 24 percent from rural areas. The districts are almost evenly divided between those with fewer than 10,000 students and those with more than 10,000 students. Overall, close to 5.2 million students will be affected by the work of the districts invited to participate.

The event is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education in partnership with the American Federation of Teachers, National Education Association, National School Boards Association, American Association of School Administrators, Council of the Great City Schools, and the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. Funding to support the conference is being provided by the Ford Foundation.

Media access to the event is limited due to space and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. MEMBERS OF THE PRESS WHO WISH TO ATTEND ARE ASKED TO RSVP AT PRESS@ED.GOV.

Below is a list of the school districts invited to participate, those selected to present to conferees, and school districts who applied, but were not selected to participate. (Reflects anticipated attendees and is subject to change)

150 Districts Selected in Lottery


AK Chuguch
AR Little Rock School District
AZ Amphitheater USD
AZ Deer Valley Unified School District
CA Fresno Unified
CA Lindsay Unified School District
CA Monterey Peninsula Unified
CA Pomona Unified
CA Ravenswood City School District
CA San Juan Unified School District
CA Twin Rivers Unified School District
CO Adams 14
CO Colorado Springs School District
CO Jefferson County Public Schools
CT Consolidated School District of New Britain
CT Stamford Public Schools
DE Caesar Rodney School District
DE Delmar School District
FL Charlotte
FL District School Board Pasco County
FL Duval County Public Schools
FL Miami-Dade
FL Orange County
FL Pinellas
FL School Board of Lake County
FL Seminole County
FL Sumter District Schools
FL Volusia County Schools
GA Gainesville City Schools
HI Hawaii State Department of Education
IA Des Moines Public Schools
IA Marshalltown Community School District
IL DePue USD #103
IL Thornton Township High School District 205
IN Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
IN School City of Hammond
IN South Bend Community School Corporation
KS Topeka Public Schools
KY Boone County
LA St. Helena
MA Barnstable Public Schools
MA Boston Public Schools
MA Dennis-Yarmouth Reg. School District
MA Fall River Public Schools
MA Quaboag Regional School District
MA Springfield Public Schools
MA Swampscott
MA Wakefield Public Schools
MA West Springfield
MA Worcester Public Schools
MD Allegany County
MD Anne Arundel County Public Schools
MD Prince George's County Public Schools
MD Wicomico County Public Schools
ME RSU #12
MI Adrian Public Schools
MI Clintondale Community Schools
MI Mount Clemens Community School District
MN Minneapolis Public Schools
MN Red Lake School District 38
MO Benjamin Banneker Charter
MO Ferguson-Florissant
MO Normandy School District
MO St. Louis Public Schools
MT Lodge Grass Public School
NC Gaston County Schools
NC Madison County
ND Mandaree #36
ND West Fargo Public School District #6
NM Albuquerque Public Schools
NM Santa Fe Public Schools
NM Socorro Consolidated Schools
NV Clark County School District
NV Washoe County
NY Amityville Union Free School District
NY Avoca
NY Beaver River Central School District
NY Bedford Central School District
NY Buffalo City School District
NY Cattaraugus-Little Valley CSD
NY Cobleskill-Richmondville CSD
NY Cortland Enlarged City School District
NY Dobbs Ferry Union Free School District
NY Fort Ann Central School District
NY Geneseo Central School District
NY Grand Island Central School District
NY Greenburgh-Graham UFSD
NY Harrison Central School District
NY Hauppauge SD
NY Hilton Central School District
NY Holland Patent Central Schools
NY Islip Union Free School District
NY Ithaca City School District
NY Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District
NY Lyncourt Union Free School District
NY Mount Pleasant Central School District
NY New Lebanon CSD
NY New Paltz Central School District
NY New York City
NY Norwood Norfolk Central School
NY Sackets Harbor Central School
NY Saranac Central School District
NY Saranac Lake Central School
NY Solvay Union Free School District
NY Spackenkill UPSD
NY Spencer-Van Etten CSD
NY Syracuse City School District
NY Watkins Glen Central School District
NY Webster Central School District
OH ADA Exempted Village School District
OH Akron City
OH Cincinnati City
OH Cleveland Heights-University Heights
OH Cleveland Municipal School District
OH Columbus City Schools
OH Coventry Local Schools
OH Eastern Local School District
OH Fairfield City School District
OH Lorain City Schools
OH Sandusky City Schools
OH Toledo
OH Tri-Valley Local Schools
OK Crutcho
OK Oklahoma City Public Schools
OR Beaverton School District
OR Ontario SD 8C
OR Portland Public Schools
OR Salem-Keizer
PA Duquesne City School District
PA Philadelphia
PA Southeast Delco School District
PA William Penn School District
RI Cranston Public Schools
RI Providence
RI Tiverton School Department
RI Woonsocket Education Department
SC Spartanburg School District 7
SD Wagner Community School
TN Hamilton County Department of Education
TN Marion County
TN Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
UT Salt Lake City School District
VA Westmoreland County Public Schools
VT Lamoille North Supervisory Union
VT Morristown School District
VT St. Johnsbury
VT Windsor Southwest
WV Hampshire

Districts not Selected in Lottery

CA Antelope Valley Union High School District
CA Escondido Union
CA Lucia Mar Unified School District
CA McFarland Unified School District
CO Weld County School District RE-8
FL Bradford
FL Flagler
FL Okaloosa
FL Santa Rosa County
IN Clarksville Community School Corp
IN Oregon-Davis School Corporation
MA Bellingham Public Schools
MA Belmont Public Schools
MA Berkshire Hills Regional School District
MA Bridgewater-Raynham Regional School District
MA Monson Public Schools
MA Wareham Public Schools
MD Calvert County Public Schools
MD Harford County Public Schools
MN Brooklyn Center ISD #286
NC Caldwell County Schools
NC Cumberland County Schools
ND Mandan School District
NY Addison Central
NY Bay Shore
NY Beacon City School District
NY Belfast Central School
NY Byron-Bergen CSD
NY Central Square School District
NY Chenango Forks Central Schools
NY East Syracuse Minoa Central School District
NY Eden Central School
NY Ellicottville Central School District
NY Elmira City School District
NY Elmira Heights CSD
NY Forestville CSD
NY Gloversville Enlarged School District
NY Highland Falls-Fort Montgomery CSD
NY Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District
NY Island Trees Union Free School District
NY Johnsburg Central School
NY Keene Central School
NY Little Flower UFSD
NY Lyme Central School
NY Mahopac Central School District
NY Maryvale School System
NY North Syracuse Central School District
NY Odessa-Montour Central School District
NY Olean City School District
NY Pelham Union Free School District
NY Riverhead Central School District
NY Rockland BOCES
NY South Orangetown Central School District
NY Springs UFSD
NY St. Johnsville CSD
NY Ticonderoga CSD
NY Trumansburg CSD
NY Tully Central School District
NY Unatego Central School District
NY Union-Edicott CSD
NY Valley Central School District
NY Westbury
NY Westbury Union Free School District
NY Westfield Academy & Central
NY Windsor Central School District
OH Beachwood City School District
OH Celina City Schools
OH Galion City School District
OH Huber Heights City School District
OH Indian Lake Local
OH Leipsic Local School District
OH Liberty Union Thurston Local
OH Massillon City Schools
OH Mayfield City School District
OH New Miami Local
OH Northwest Local Schools
OH Pickerington Local SD
OH Polaris Joint Vocational
OH Reading Community City Schools
OH Ridgemont Local Schools
OH Rock Hill Local School District
OR Junction City School District #69
PA Central Dauphin SD
PA Penn Hills School District
TN Jackson-Madison County
TN Maury County Public Schools
VA Fairfax County
VT Franklin Central Supervisory Union


CA ABC Unified
CA Green Dot Charter
CO Denver County School District
CO Douglas County
CT New Haven
DC District of Columbia
FL Hillsborough
MD Baltimore City Public Schools
MD Montgomery County
MN Saint Francis
MT Helena
NC Forsyth County
NY Plattsburgh