A participatory process is a sequence of participatory activities (e.g. first filling out a survey, making proposals, discussing them in face-to-face or virtual meetings, and prioritizing the proposals) with the aim of defining and making a decision on a specific topic.
Examples of participatory processes include: electing committee members (where candidatures are first presented, debated, and finally, a candidacy is chosen), participatory budgets (where proposals are made, valued, and voted on with the money available), strategic planning processes, the collaborative drafting of a regulation or norm, the design of an urban space, or the production of a public policy plan.
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Empowering students to reimagine school safety
School Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a democratic process that gives stakeholders the power to decide how to spend school district funds to improve their schools.
This year PXU has launched three (3) simultaneous Participatory Budgeting processes to empower each stakeholder group (students, staff, and parents/guardians) to reimagine school safety across PXU.
Through PB, students, staff, and parents/guardians will each have the opportunity to discuss what they need to feel safe, brainstorm ideas that would make PXU schools safer to learn, work, and visit, develop ideas into full proposals, and vote on which projects will be funded to support their vision for school safety.
By grounding conversations in a safety-focused PB process, PXU is giving you the power to build a future that truly works to ensure the safety of everyone in your school community.
Check out some of the ideas that have come in so far below