Accountability

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Components:

LCFF (Local Control Funding Formula)

LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan)

LEA (Local Educational Agency Plan)

The development of a LEA Plan, in collaboration with staff and parents, is a requirement for receiving federal funding. The LEA Plan outlines the educational goals and actions that the Westminster School District will take to increase student achievement.  In addition, it includes descriptions of academic services, how those services are coordinated, and how the District will ensure that state and federal programmatic requirements will be met.

SARC (School Accountability Report Card)

Since November 1988, state law has required all public schools receiving state funding to prepare and distribute a SARC. A similar requirement is also contained in the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. The purpose of the report card is to provide parents and the community with important information about each public school. A SARC can be an effective way for a school to report on its progress in achieving goals. The public may also use a SARC to evaluate and compare schools on a variety of indicators.

 

Link to School Accountability Report Cards

 
 

School Plans (See individual school sites)

Translator Assistance

Language Assistance is available in Spanish and Vietnamese for our non English speaking parents.  
Please contact: Carol Da Costa, Ext. 1185

 

Federal and State Programs:

Title I:  

Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged

Title I is the single largest federal program in California schools. The purpose of Title I is to ensure that all children have a fair and equal opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on the state content standards and assessments. The intent of this funding is to meet the educational needs of low-achieving students enrolled in the highest poverty schools.
 
In WSD, Title I funding provides for Title I educational assistants, additional tutoring, staff development for staff, supplementary instructional materials and parent education/involvement activities.
 
Program Improvement
All Title I funded schools and local educational agencies (LEAs) that do not make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) are identified for Program Improvement (PI) under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  Parents are notified yearly of their child's school PI status.  
 

Public School Choice

Legislation for the 16/17 school year has changed; please refer to the FAQs page regarding updated legislation: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/ti/schoolchoicefaqs.asp 
 
Westminster School District will not be offering "School of Choice" for newly enrolled students.  
 
The SES (Supplemental Educational Services) 
For the 16/17 school year... SES will remain the same for middle school students by using outside vendors to provide tutoring outside of the regular school day.  Elementary students will recieve additional support within the school day.  
 
Due to new legislation under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the SES program will be revised for the 17/18 school year to align with the Every Student Suceeds Act (ESSA). The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) provides an opportunity for eligible students to receive, at no cost to parents, academic support, formerly known as Supplemental Educational Services.
 
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) 2016-17 California Department of Education (CDE)Transition Plan
A brief overview can be reviewed by pressing on this link:  http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/es/essa1617transplan.asp
 
Who is Eligible for "academic supports" under the ESSA?
 
Program Improvement schools Year 2 and beyond must offer academic intervention support to their low performing students.  
 
Academic support will be offered to students who are performing below grade level in English language arts, mathematics, or science.
 
Academic supports is offered outside of the regular school day (after school, in the evening, or on weekends) by organizations and agencies approved by the California State Board of Education.  Academic  supports must be high quality, research based, and specifically designed to increase student academic achievement. The district and your child's school are committed to improving acheivement for all students.  Our goal is to close the acheivement gap and provide all students with an opportunity to improve their academic achievement.
 
Wesminster School District has developed a plan, under the new guidance, to provide academic support to our lowest performing students.  Information regarding academic intervention support services will be available in October, 2016.

DISTRICT:

District Advisory Council (DAC) and

District English Learner Advisory Council (DELAC)

The DAC is a group of parents that meet quarterly with the Executive Director, Office of Accountability & Assessments. The DELAC is a group of parents of English learners that meet quarerly with the Executive Director, Office of Language Acquisition.  Both groups meet together in a communications forum to receive current information regarding programs, new initiatives, and other current issues of importance to the education of all students.  It is intended that the information discussed, and reports provided, are then shared back at each school site at the respecitive School Site Council (SSC) meetings.

SCHOOL SITE COMMITTEES:

SSC (School Site Council):

If you are interested in school policy or budgets, you might enjoy serving on your school’s site council.

The exact duties of school site councils vary from state to state and even between districts in the same state, but site councils generally either make decisions or advise the principal on the school budget and the academic or school improvement plan. In addition to academic planning, many site councils are also responsible for making decisions about parent engagement, safety and discipline.

Over the course of a year, a typical council might consider the goals of the school or district and then work with the principal to evaluate the school’s progress toward those goals. In this evaluation, the council might consider school test scores, attendance and discipline records, parent surveys and input from students.

ELAC (English Learner Commttee):

The ELAC is responsible for advising the principal and staff on programs and services for English learners and the School Site Council on the development of the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA or School Plan).

The ELAC assists the school in the development of:

  • The school’s needs assessment.
  • The school’s annual language census.
  • Ways to make parents aware of the importance of regular school attendance.

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

 

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act is a federal law that ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for homeless children and youth.  McKinney-Vento provides federal funding to states for the purpose of supporting district programs that serve homeless students.

More information under the "School Climate & Prevention" tab.

PARENT INVOLVEMENT:
Check with your child’s school site.

PARENTING CLASSES: (Check with your child’s school site.)
You will be redirected to another website within our department:

 

Title II:

Professional Development
The purpose of Title II, Part A, is to increase the academic achievement of all students by helping school districts improve teacher and principal quality and ensure that all teachers are highly qualified. Some of the allowable activities include:  increasing the subject matter knowledge of teachers; mentoring for new teachers; and assisting teachers in how to use assessment data to guide instructional decisions.
 
Title II serves both public and non public school students 
 
For more information regarding programs supported by Title II, please click on the department link below:

Title III:

Services for English Learners

 
Title III authorizes funding for supplementary programs and services for English learners. 
The purpose of the subgrant is to assist English learner students to acquire English and achieve grade-level and graduation standards.  
 
For more information regarding programs for English Learners, please click on the link below:  

State Programs:

GATE (Gifted and Talented Education)
 
For more information regarding the GATE program, please click on the link below:

Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS)

 

For more information regarding PBIS within your child's school, please contact your child's Principal.
 
For general information regarding PBIS, please click on the link below:
 
 
This link:

Accountability Documents

will take you to documents pertaining to:

LEA (Legal Educational Agency Plan)
 
Program Improvement Parent Notifications
 
District Advisory Council (DAC)
 
District English Learner Advisory Council  (DELAC)
 
Academic Instruction Support