North Monterey County Unified School District
REOPENING PLANNING AND ADVISORY SERVICES
Ensuring equitable access to learning and vital services for a high needs student community during crisis
Days after MKThink presented the facilities master plan to NMCUSD’s Board of Trustees, schools throughout California were forced to close their doors to students. NMCUSD turned to MKThink to help ensure that it’s student community -- the kids of immigrant farm workers, many of them homeless -- had continuous access to learning and vital resources like food, technology and wellness services. Working hand in hand with the Superintendent and her Cabinet, MKThink designed a framework for developing, prioritizing, and operationalizing equitable procedures for distance, hybrid and on-campus learning. Leveraging its data-driven Facilities Master Plan, MKThink used a scenario modeling tool to test the capacity of its facilities against differing cohort restrictions. MKThink then facilitated stakeholder engagements, surveys and communication tools to inform, create, and communicate with the NMCUSD community.