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SRVUSD holds hearing on accountability plan

Draft LCAP outlines 10 improvement goals, plus action steps and expenditures

San Ramon Valley school officials Tuesday formally presented the district's proposal for achieving top-priority improvement goals during the next three years.

The district's draft 2014-15 Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) outlines objectives, actions steps, expenditures and methods of assessing progress among areas such as facility maintenance, employee development, parent involvement, school climate and student performance.

LCAPs are required for local districts statewide under California's new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).

The San Ramon Valley's nearly seven-month LCAP development process included meetings with school site administrators, employee union representatives and community members, district officials told the school board Tuesday night during a sparsely attended public hearing in Danville.

Officials highlighted the district's 10 self-defined goals and described proposed action steps, expenditures and funding sources.

In one example, the draft LCAP proposes to address the objective of "restoring maintenance support to all school sites" by adding $190,920 in LCFF base funding toward hiring new custodians and using $1.5 million of base funding to hire maintenance staff, increase supplies and services, and fully implement a new work-order system.

The school board received no public input on the draft LCAP during the hearing -- the one parent in the audience for the half-hour presentation chose not to speak.

Board members are scheduled to consider final adoption of the LCAP during their June 24 meeting.

The nine other objectives outlined in the district's draft are:

* Recruit, hire, retain and develop the best and most highly qualified candidates who are representative of the diversity of the district's student population.

* Provide standards-based instructional materials (including technology) for all students and teacher professional development.

* Increase the percentage of students who demonstrate college, career and community readiness.

* Decrease the overall percentage of suspensions and expulsions as well as the disparity among subgroups.

* Increase the percentage of students who feel connected to and safe at school.

* Allocate funding to school sites to support implementation of school site plan goals and other necessary expenses.

* Expand course offerings to increase opportunities for all students.

* Narrow the achievement gap among all subgroups in the areas of English language arts and mathematics.

* Increase parent involvement among all subgroups.

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Posted by Ms. bunny
a resident of San Ramon
on Jun 13, 2014 at 7:17 am

Fascinating...They actually used the word "accountability" Shocking! (LOL)


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Posted by School mom
a resident of Danville
on Jun 13, 2014 at 10:02 am

That sure sounds all well, good and logical but who are "they" to enforce these new (should have been all along) goals?
I think most people in general need to be accountable and responsible more now than ever because our children's generation seems to be more aloof or less mannered.
Either way, encouragement , support and motivation are insurance for a better and healthy anything.....
Let's hope it works, and that extra funding not be absorbed by the "administration."


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Posted by Mom of Special Needs Student
a resident of San Ramon
on Jun 15, 2014 at 8:29 am

Regarding the following objective:
* Recruit, hire, retain and develop the best and most highly qualified candidates who are representative of the diversity of the district's student population.

Apparently, this does not apply to special education teachers. On the day before school let out for the summer, parents at DVHS learned (and not from the district or school admin) that two outstanding special education teachers would not be returning in the fall. No explanation was given to parents.

I was beginning to believe that the Special Ed situation in our district had finally improved, but seemingly, it is still okay to disregard and disrespect special ed students and their families.


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Posted by Mom of Special Needs Student
a resident of San Ramon
on Jun 15, 2014 at 8:49 am

Just to clarify the above post, these teachers did not choose to leave; after completing the two-year probationary period, the district or school (we don't know which) decided not to bring them back, with no explanation.


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Posted by School mom
a resident of Danville
on Jun 16, 2014 at 8:01 am

My daughter had a great newish math teacher @ LCMS and the last days announced that she would be moving to Charlotte wood because the school couldn't offer her a full time position next year.
What????? Is the "district " that cheap/poor that it cannot retain a required field of academics for middle schoolers?
I haven't inquired yet, BUT why do we have to question these stupid information that comes home to us? Why doesn't the school send out information to parents? It's our right to make changes, if necessary, for the welfare of our children.
I'm so sick of all these "bonds," "taxes," "proposals," to raise more money and I see NO improvements where there need to be.


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