Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan
Senate Bill (SB) 98 established that the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) and an annual update to the LCAP are not required for the 2020–21 school year and that the California Department of Education (CDE) shall not publish the California School Dashboard in December 2020 based on performance data on the state and local indicators. SB 98 supersedes the requirement to develop and adopt an LCAP by December 15, 2020, which was established by Executive Order N-56-20, which was published in April 2020.
The Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan documents the efforts the district will take in 2020-2021 to:
- Provide continuity of learning
- Address the impact of COVID-19 on pupils, staff, and the community
- Provide classroom-based instruction and distance learning
- Support students who have experienced learning loss due to school closures in 2019-2020
- Support students who are at risk of experiencing future learning loss due to potential future school closures
- Support students’ mental health, and social/emotional well-being
- Provide school nutrition for students attending school in-person and through distance learning
- Provide professional development for teachers and staff to support distance learning and social distancing practices
Parent Advisory Committee
The district has established a Parent Advisory Committee (PAC). The PAC will meet four times during the school year. All parents and community members are invited to attend the PAC meetings. The superintendent, director of categorical programs, and/or director of curriculum will host these meetings. The purpose of the PAC is to engage parents in the LCAP planning process, to elicit their input into the district’s LCAP, and to provide them with the opportunity to voice priorities for their students. Spanish translation will be available at each of the meetings. Information regarding the state priorities, the purposes of the funding including the supplemental and concentration funds, along with drafts of the LCAP will be presented to parents.
District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC)
The District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) is made up of parents or guardians of students who are English learners and school district personnel. One DELAC parent representative is elected by each school site.
The DELAC advises the district and the local governing board on:
- Programs and services for English learners.
- The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
- The development or revision of a district’s plan of education programs and services for English learners, taking into consideration the Single School Plan for Student Achievement.
- Conducting a district-wide needs assessment on a school-by-school basis.
- Establishment of district programs, goals, and objectives for programs and services for English learners
- Development of a plan to ensure compliance with any applicable teacher and instructional aide requirements.
- Administration of the annual language census
- The district's reclassification procedures.
- The written notifications required to be sent to parents and guardians.
Student Focus Groups
Each year a focus group gives students the opportunity to have their voices heard in relation to the LCAP. Students representing Hamilton, Lincoln, Lee Richmond, Washington, Simas ,King, Monroe, and Roosevelt schools attend the session. In preparation for the focus group, the elementary student representatives obtain input on a series of survey questions, representing the eight state priorities, from their classmates at the elementary schools. Prepared with information obtained from their classmates, the elementary students are transported to the junior high school session. Working together with junior high student leadership, groups of students further discuss the survey questions and provide feedback on programs and services in the LCAP.