Dear Paradise Unified School District Parents and Guardians,
Each school district is required to develop a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). Paradise Unified’s first draft LCAP for 2018-19 can be found using the links on the next page. The California Department of Education mandates that each district's plan address eight areas of state priority, which include Basic Services, Implementation of Common Core Standards, Parental Involvement, Student Achievement, Student Engagement, School Climate, Course Access, and Other Student Outcomes. School-wide data, primarily gathered from each school's School Accountability Report Card (SARC), in addition to other measures used to determine which goals are of highest priority.
An important part of our LCAP is the input gathered from our school stakeholders, including teachers, administrators, other school personnel, bargaining units, community members, and students. Equally important is input and involvement from parents, particularly from our English Learners, Foster Youth, and Low Income (students who qualify for the free or reduced lunch program) subgroups.
With valuable input provided by these stakeholders, our draft LCAP for 2018-19 was recently completed. This year's LCAP template was again revised by the state, with the majority of information relating to accountability--essentially, has our district spent 2017-2018 supplemental and concentration dollars wisely and effectively? This question was answered based on the data collected.
Now that the LCAP has been drafted, it is posted on our District Web Page for public comment. All comments will be answered in writing by the superintendent. On May 29, 2018, at a Special Board of Trustees Meeting, there will be a public hearing where the public may address any questions or concerns they may have regarding the LCAP.
From there, the Board of Trustees will approve the final LCAP at the regularly scheduled board meeting on June 19, 2018. After Board approval have been received, the plan will be submitted to the Butte County Office of Education for final approval. This is an important step since our district's financial budget will not be accepted until the County Office approves our LCAP.
As always, we appreciate the interest our parents and community members show in support of our schools. For additional information on the LCAP process, please contact Michelle John, Superintendent at email@example.com.
Michelle John, Superintendent