By Richard Bammer
Vacaville Unified leaders heard the latest update on the school district’s Local Control Accountability Plan, with administrators telling trustees to keep one key thing in mind: As the district receives more money from the state of California, school officials are required to increase services to “unduplicated” students, that is, those who are English learners, poor or foster youths.
As part of Thursday’s regular governing board meeting, Superintendent Jane Shamieh and Mark Frazier presented the latest LCAP proposal, the document that typically guides all of a school district’s spending under Gov. Jerry Brown’s Local Control Funding Formula.
Under the district’s 2016-17 plan — which must be submitted to county and state officials, along with a new budget, by June 30 — there are several goals. They include, Frazier noted, 1) Providing an education that prepares students for college or a career, “with academic interventions in place to eliminate barriers to student success”; 2) Placing into effect “systemic changes” to reduce the so-called “achievement gap,” usually understood to be standardized testing disparities between minorities and primarily white students; and 3) Ensuring that all schools have “safe, welcoming, healthy and inclusive climates” for all students and their families, “so that all students are in their classes ready to learn.”
Source: VUSD leaders hear LCAP update