By Richard Bammer
Facing deadlines, Dixon Unified leaders face a fairly busy agenda when they meet Thursday night in Dixon.
The five-member governing board will hold public hearings on the 2015-16 Local Control Accountability Plan and the 2015-16 budget, likely sign off on a Migrant Education Program contract, and also approve three-year pay-and-benefit pacts with two employee groups.
The district’s LCAP , as it’s called for short, is a key part of Gov. Jerry Brown’s Local Control Funding Formula. At 142 pages, it is, essentially, the master plan that governs all district spending.
Comprised of several “priority areas,” from course access to parent involvement, it describes for the public how educators will meet annual goals for all students and “identified subgroups,” such as ethnic minorities and special needs students, and how their progress will be measured.