LCAP DRAFTS AND APPROVED PLANS

 

2016-17 Proposed LCAP was first made available at the Public Hearing held on June 7 -- but NO ONE CAME!  It was then posted online the following afternoon, along with a visual LCAP/Budget presentation:  http://www.rsusd.net/domain/296

(LCAP can be clicked on the RSUSD home page.)  This LCAP will be approved at the June 16 regular Board Meeting.

 

2015-16 LCAP 

NOTE:  A new Summary was posted June 9, 2015 on the RSUSD website, along with the complete updated LCAP Draft proposal. You can find that summary here:

http://www.rsusd.net/site/default.aspx?PageID=1

What was originally presented to the public as a "draft" LCAP?

 

At the April 30 public meeting held at Avenal Elementary School, an overview of the proposed draft LCAP was distributed to attendees.  It listed the following items as anticipated LCAP 2015-16 Actions/Services:

(NOTE that Goal 4 regarding School Climate does NOT list specifically the much needed provision of staff training in Restorative Practices and provision of social/emotional learning instruction.)

 

  • Upgrade quality of drinking water for campuses as needed.

  • Replenish District Deferred Maintenance Fund.

  • Achieve compliance with annual Williams  Act facility requirements.

  • Implement Five Year Master Facility Plan.

  • Develop CCSS curricular guides, unit maps, report cards and assessment.

  • Ensure teacher collaboration time.

  • Refine Common Core Report Card.

  • Expand academic intervention and acceleration program offerings for all students.

  • Offer blended learning/technology to improve student academic achievement at all school sites.

  • Provide training and coaching for teachers and staff in new ELA/ELD CCSS.

  • Integrate fine arts in student learning opportunities.

  • Provide high quality professional development, training, and coaching related to teachers' grade levels, CCSS and subject area content mastery, technology, and student  data and course assessment needs.

  • Provide and expand college readiness, career technical pathway, and elective course offerings aligned with systems for concurrent enrollment, academic assessment and progress monitoring data.

  • Increase student and parent college and career education programs through regular informational meetings and student access to college entrance preparation activities and test practice.

  • Provide training and support for first and second year teachers through BTSA and teacher internship support programs.

  • Offer competitive salary schedule to attract highly qualified staff.

  • Develop academic credit based program with elective choices for middle school students.

  • Continue to provide excellent education programs for parents in order to better assist and support their children throughout their education K-12 and post secondary.

  • Continue MOU with local law enforcement to have a full time School Safety Resource Officer serving our school sites.

  • Carry on with process of installing and upgrading security cameras and technology at all school campuses.

  • Continue to provide personal counseling and intervention/prevention programs and services with district counselors and MOUs with multiple mental health services.

 

The Actions listed above were the means proposed to achieve the following 4 Goals:

 

  1. School facilities will be repaired and maintained to meet the needs of 21st century learners through ongoing responsible fiscal management and planning practices to support the District's mission and goals  (Budget: $254,705)

  2. Every student will be state-standard and core-content proficient  (Budget: $2,436,103)

  3. Provide rigorous and relevant K-12 classroom instruction and curriculum that promotes college and career readiness with appropriate interventions in place to eliminate barriers to student success.  (Budget: $1,250,183)

  4. The District will foster a positive school climate in which students, parents, educators, and staff feel safe, welcomed, supported and connected in an environment that supports learning and academic success for all students.  (Budget: $525,613)

 

Budgeted Actions are specified and expanded under the four Goals:

 

Goal #1

  • Continue to upgrade quality of drinking water for campuses as needed through appropriate equipment and/or services to address needs based upon water analysis.

  • Make annual contribution to district Deferred Maintenance Fund.

  • Ensure annual compliance with Williams Act facility requirements through detailed inspection and addressing needed repairs.

  • Begin implementation of recommendations from the Five Year Master Facility Plan Committee, review the Master Plan, and prioritize the needs of the schools through identified building fund sources.

 

Goal #2

  • Continue staff professional development to align Common Core State Standards with instructional implementation currucular guides, unit maps, and aligned assessments through collaboration in Professional Learning Communities model at all sites.

  • Pursue ongoing refinement of CCSS based report cards accessible to teachers through AERIES SIS.

  • Continue to provide and expand where appropriate the RTI during the instructional day through identified class periods/instructional minutes built into school schedules, after-school programs , summer school, and academic academies.

  • Increase blended learning/technology to correct student academic gaps and learning deficits during and after school tutorials, summer academies, and summer school programs.

  • Extend ELA training for teachers and staff to include the state adopted ELA/ELD  CSS to improve instruction for all students and strategic instruction to assist English Leaners in attaining fluency.

  • Continue implementation of fine arts integration in classroom, enrichment, and extra-currirular student learning opportunities.

 

Goal #3

  • Provide on-going professional development for teachers instructing AP classes, A-G required classes, and new elective courses.

  • Continue to offer and increase A-G courses during and beyond the school day and/or calendar year to support student success.

  • Continue to offer and expand parent education and training classes to ensure they are fully informed of the requirements of college and career certifications and/or college acceptance for their children.

  • Continue to fully fund all Advanced Placement, PSAT, and SAP courses and fees to increase access and help students to become college and career ready.

  • Establish a middle school academic credit and elective program that parallels annual high school course completion expectations by implementing a system of student-credit-earning opportunities that prepares students for advancement and supports them with parent information meetings and enhanced communication.

  • Develop and expand alignment of K-12 academic assessments for measuring student achievment and academic growth for regular monitoring of student progress and early intervention where needed.

  • Continue to offer and develop concurrent enrollment opportunities and career pathways to improve access for all students through collaboration with local Community College to improve College and Career Readiness and post secondary opportunities.

  • Continue to address need for competitive salary schedule to attract and retain hgihly qualified teachers.

  • Provide on-going training and support for teachers to complete credentialing requirements through programs such as BTSA; in addition, provide all teachers and classified staff training opportunities to ensure they are able to support and use new technologies for monitoring student information and attendance to improve their ability to support students and staff at school sites and the District Office.

 

Goal #4

  • Continue to provide excellent education programs for parents in order to better assist and support their children throughout their education K-12 and post secondary.

  • Continue MOU with local law enforcement to have a full time School Safety Resource Officer serving our school sites.

  • Carry on with process of installing and upgrading security cameras and technology at all school campuses.

  • Continue to provide personal counseling and intervention/prevention programs and services with district counselors and MOUs with multiple mental health services.

  • Continue to provide support to staff through recognition events, skills development, and increased support in addressing student concerns through in-district services, communication training, and collaborations with relevant  outside agencies.

  • Increase extra curricular activities and sports programs in elementary and middle school grade levels to engage students in positive extended day activities.

  • Build and expand partnerships with agencies, e.g. businesses, higher education, mental health, that support parents and students in successfully completing their academic programs with potential for career and college success.

 

Accompanying these descriptions of Goals, Actions and Services was an Annual Budget that tied proposed expenditures to these areas.  

 

Proposed LCAP Budget = $5,036,609.54

 

LCAP ADOPTED AT JUNE 2015 BOARD MEETING:

http://www.rsusd.net/site/default.aspx?PageID=1