I would like to share some important developments as we are in the midst of significant change in education.
In 2018-19, as required by the state, we will be moving forward with implementation of our recently adopted Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The LCAP was written with the input of staff, parents, and community members and is designed to produce specific outcomes. The LCAP will guide our decision-making and enhance budget planning.
The LCAP has eight key state priorities that will drive our efforts. These are: Student Engagement; Student Achievement; Basic Services; Other Student Outcomes; Implementation of Common Core State Standards (CCSS); Parental Involvement; School Climate; and Course Access. The LCAP requires greater focus and accountability in meeting goals and outcomes.
In order to do so we will be providing continued professional development to guide our staff as we provide greater rigor and relevance in instruction and work to enhance relationships.
In developing the District’s budget for 2018-19, program priorities as outlined in the LCAP are the focus of our spending. The new state budgeting process includes a radical overhaul to how public schools receive funding. This is called the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).
Highlights of additions and some items being kept that we have built into our LCAP this year based on stakeholder input include:
* Building a comprehensive STEM lab at the Elementary School
* Addition of an Assistant Principal at the Middle/High School
* Full time intervention teacher at the Elementary School
* Second year of AVID implementation at the Middle/High School
* Professional development in AVID and in our STEM lab
* Intervention programs at both sites
* Expansion of sports for Middle School
* Additional FFA teacher
* Continuing Music Program at Middle/High School
We have a lot to do and a lot to look forward to in 2018-19.
Wishing us much success!
Peter Livingston, Superintendent