2015 - 2016 REVISED Berryessa Annual Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) Update

Superintendent’s Message

Thank you for participating in our annual Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) needs assessment survey. Last spring, our district consulted with parents, staff, and community members to review and comment on the development of our district’s LCAP. Based on your feedback, four locally established goals and supporting action items were created that reflected the state’s eight priority areas. These goals/action items are intended to be a three year rolling plan and will be used for the next three school years. Each year we have the opportunity to revise our plan based on an assessment of our local needs, engagement of our stakeholders and review of our annual progress.

A brief summary of our accomplishments of our 2014 – 2015 school year include:

Goal #1 - Ensure a safe and productive learning for all students - Measure L passed (money allocated to update facilities and equipment); Digital citizen policies and lessons created for student use; School Social workers hired at all 3 middle schools.

Goal #2 - Provide Common Core State Standard (CCSS) instruction with strategic use of technology for proficiency in the 4 Cs: communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity: New CCSS benchmark assessments rolled out at elementary and middle schools; Purchased non-fiction classroom libraries for each classroom teacher; Three instructional coaches (EL, Technology, and Science) were hired to help support the 4 Cs.

Goal #3 - Professional development for all staff: monthly CCSS professional development; 2 additional instructional CCSS coaches were hired to work alongside teachers in the classroom to support the implementation of the CCSS.

Goal #4 - Increase parent and community involvement: Updated BUSD website to include CCSS tab; Created Berryessa University (SBAC parent meeting for parents; Latino Literacy Project).

The attached survey aligns the four focus areas that are part of our strategic plan with the eight state priorities. The questions that are contained in the following survey ask for not only your comments on these identified goals/action items, but also permits you to share with us your opinions on other goals/action items that we may aspire to achieve.

We are extremely grateful for your support. Your ongoing efforts are critical to our success. Thank you for taking time to complete the survey.

Will Ector
Superintendent

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    Goal #1: Ensure a safe and productive learning environment for all students.
    Goal #2:  Provide Common Core State Standard (CCSS) instruction with strategic use of technology in the 4 Cs: communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.
    Goal #3:  Provide Professional development for all staff
    Goal #4:  Increase parent and community involvement.    
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