By Ian Hanigan
After receiving input from local stakeholder groups, IUSD staff members presented the Board of Education with a draft of the district’s new Local Control and Accountability Plan this week and outlined potential budget priorities for the board’s consideration.
Under California’s new funding formula, school districts and county offices of education must develop, adopt and annually update three-year accountability plans with input from parents and other community stakeholders.
The first LCAPs are due July 1 and will be based on a template adopted by the state Board of Education. Moving forward, districts will be required to identify yearly goals, take action and measure progress for student subgroups across multiple performance indicators, including academic achievement, school climate, access to a broad curriculum and parent engagement.
In March, district leaders sought input for IUSD’s LCAP from staff, parents and community members during meetings and through an online feedback form. On Tuesday, Assistant Superintendent Eamonn O’Donovan said the top stakeholder suggestions centered on decreasing class sizes, increasing access to technology and enhancing the district’s technology infrastructure.
Just a few years ago it would have been nearly impossible to consider new spending on these or any other initiatives, as the state’s budget crisis resulted in a …read more
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