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Parents have options in choosing a school, though the extent of the options varies from state to state. Parents can exercise school choice in many ways. In many areas, parents can choose from neighborhood schools, charter schools, other public schools of choice, or transfer their child to another public school (in- or out-of-district). They can also select a private school (religious or secular) or teach their child at home. This resource, available in
Spanish, identifies factors you may want to consider before making a decision.
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The California School Dashboard is an online tool designed to help communities across the state access important information about K–12 schools and districts. The Dashboard features easy-to-read reports on multiple measures of school success. The Dashboard is just one step in a series of changes that have raised the bar for student learning, transformed testing, and increased the focus on equity. This resource from the California Department of Education, available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese, explains the 11 measures of school success.
The California Department of Education requires each local education agency (LEA) to complete a Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) every three years in order to set goals, plan actions, and leverage resources to meet those goals to improve student outcomes. These plans are submitted to the state and updated annually.
The LCAP/School Plan is developed by the school site council and must be shared with other school site-level advisory groups in order to seek input about the LCAP/School Plan. Site-level advisory groups may include the English Learner Advisory committee, student advisory groups, and tribes and tribal organizations present in the community.
Each plan must describe:
LEA/school-wide goals, as well as specific actions to be taken to achieve the goals for all students, including specific subgroups of students, in each of the eight state priority areas, plus any locally identified priority areas.
Expected progress toward meeting the goals, and as part of an LEA’s required annual update of the plan, the LEA must describe actual progress made toward meeting the goals and describe any adjustments to be made.
Expenditures required to implement each of the goals and actions, including a description of how additional funds provided for low-income students, English learners and foster youth will be used to increase or improve services for these students.
The process used to involve parents, students, community members, school employees and other partners in developing, reviewing, and supporting implementation of the LCAP.
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Section 51101 of the Education Codes affords the following rights to California public school parents (this list is abbreviated list and paraphrased):
This is not an exhaustive list of every right parents may have. If your child has a 504 plan or an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), please talk to your child’s case manager for a copy of Procedural Safeguards for you and your child.