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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 stakeholders 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):
To be “mutually supportive and respectful partners” with the school.
Within a reasonable time to observe their child’s current classroom(s) and/or future classrooms if transferring.
To meet with the teacher(s) or principal within a reasonable time of their request.
To volunteer in the school or classroom, under supervision of school employees and with approval of the teacher (if volunteering in the classroom).
To be notified if their child is absent on a timely basis.
To receive the results of standardized and statewide tests.
To request a particular school and receive a response.
To have a safe environment supportive of learning.
To examine curriculum materials of their child’s classes.
To be informed of their child’s progress and whom the parent should contact if there are problems.
To access their child’s school records (see also Education Code 49069.7 which requires provision within 5 business days).
To be provided with data regarding skills and standards their child is to meet.
To be informed in advance of school rules, including discipline rules and procedures, attendance policies, dress codes, and procedures for visiting the school.
To be informed regarding any psychological testing the school does and to refuse the testing.
To participate in parent advisory committees, school site councils, or site-based management leadership teams.
To question anything in their child’s records with which they disagree.
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.