Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 11/10/2020 - 7:00 PM
Type: Action
Subject: 10.1 Approval of 2020-21 School Plans for Student Achievement
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Quick Summary / Abstract: Staff will present the 2020-21 School Plans for Student Achievement for formal approval.
Background: On an annual basis, District schools develop School Plans for Student Achievement (SPSA), which set the annual goals and direction for each school based on disaggregated data results and district-wide initiatives. In the past, the SPSA was required by California Education Code based on funding that schools received through the Consolidated Application. The practices aligned with the development of the SPSA support the cycle of inquiry and ongoing student improvement. All schools in our District have developed a SPSA and have goals supporting our most recent Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) and the District’s recently submitted 2020-21 Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (LCP) .
The SPSA documents the process of reviewing disaggregated data results and past practices, and developing new goals and a plan for moving forward to further improve and enhance learning for all students. To develop the Plan, principals, staff members, and School Site Councils, reviewed data, reflected on successes and challenges from multiple data sources, and developed strategies to meet SPSA goals.

In October 2020, site principals presented their SPSA for review. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) was not administered in the spring of 2020. Principals addressed the following: distance learning, transition to hybrid and/or support hubs, math improvement, social emotional learning/staff morale, and equity and inclusion. With this format, principals were able to report common trends, themes, successes, and challenges as well as individual school highlights. Presentations were made to peers, Board members, our Superintendent, Deputy Superintendent, Interim Assistant Superintendent, and District level Directors.
Status School Plans for Student Achievement directly support the goals in our most recent District Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) and the 2020-21 Learning Continuity and Attendance Pan (LCP). The Plans include an analysis of the assessment results from the 2018-2019 school year, a determination of accomplishments and challenges, followed by new goals, and specific action plans for the 2020-21 school year. The Plans set timelines, align budgets, and ensure monitoring of implementation and student progress.

School Plans for Student Achievement Goals:

Our areas of focus based on LCAP goals are:

Goal 1: Increase the percentage of students who have the skills and knowledge to graduate from high school, college and/or career ready.

Focus Areas for Site Goals:
Literacy/Reading Comprehension
Graduation Rate, UC/CSU a-g and Career Technical Education (CTE) Pathway Completion (high school)

Goal 2: Provide an engaging, clean, healthy, and physically and emotionally safe environment to support learning at the highest levels.

Focus Areas for Site Goals:
Character Education/Diversity Appreciation
Behavior and Social Emotional Learning
Attendance/Chronic Absenteeism
Physical Fitness

Goal 3: Enhance parent and community engagement and communication.

Focus Areas for Site Goals:
Meaningful parent involvement and effective communication
Communication with parents regarding California State Standards implementation

The “Drafts” of the 2020-21 School Plans for Student Achievement, as reviewed and/or adopted by School Site Councils, are posted on the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District website.
Fiscal Impact Each site receives an allocation of Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) base funding and LCFF supplemental funding to support the implementation of the Plan. LCFF supplemental funds must be utilized as designated in our District’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) specifically for English Learners, Low Income Students, and Foster Youth. Some sites also receive Federal categorical dollars to support the Plan implementation.

In addition, this year school sites received funding support through COVID-19, Learning Loss Mitigation funding to assist with the implementation of distance learning.
Superintendent's Recommendation: Approve the 2020-21 School Plans for Student Achievement.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Lori Rice - Executive Secretary
Signed By:
Kelly Bowers, Ed.D. - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Anne White Moved, Member Emily Prusso seconded to approve the Original motion 'Approve the 2020-21 School Plans for Student Achievement.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 5 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 5 - 0
Craig Bueno     Yes
Chuck Rogge     Yes
Chris Wenzel     Yes
Anne White     Yes
Emily Prusso     Yes