January 2002

The School Communitites that Work task force developed a new conception for a “smart district” — a high-performing community of schools that ensures both equity of opportunity and high-level achievement across all groups of students. The Portfolio for District Redesign describes this vision and supports it with a set of interrelated frameworks, tools, and other resources to help districts make the transition toward this new kind of support system. The portfolio includes nine documents, organized into the following categories: results and equity, central office review, human resources, partnerships, student-based budgeting.