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Local Control Accountability Plan


Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)

The LCAP is an important component of the Local Control Funding Formula ( LCFF). Under the LCFF, all Local Educational Agencies (LEA) are required to prepare an LCAP, which describes how they intend to meet annual goals for all pupils, with specific activities to address state and local priorities identified pursuant to EC Section 52060(d).
LCAP Stakeholder meetings were held throughout the 2016/2017 school year, in both Orange Cove and Reedley, to provide updated information regarding student achievement and implementation of the 2016/2017 LCAP.   All students, parents, staff, and community members are invited to attend any and all of these meetings.  

In addition, LCAP regulations call for districts to hold “review and comment” meetings with two parent groups. The superintendent will respond in writing to comments received during these two parent meetings. The parent groups and the dates for each meeting were:
  • District Advisory Committee (DAC): May 25, 2017 
  • District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC): May 25, 2017 
Questions from the District Advisory Committee meeting on May 25, 2017 - with response from Superintendent.
 - What is the district doing about the data for Students with Disabilities as reported on the CA School Dashboard and the metrics?
Superintendent's Response - The data indicates that students with disabilities are achieving at a much lower level academically and are suspended at a higher rate than students with out disabilities.  To specifically address this at the high school level, KCUSD is reintroducing the Co-Teaching model and will provide additional teachers, using Supplemental/Concentrated funding, to ensure success.  A lower teacher to student ratio will increase the ability to provide weekly monitoring for both academic achievement and social-emotional support.  The Co-Teaching model will be highly supported with professional development throughout the year, and closely monitored to ensure a high level of success.  Plans are to hire three new teachers at RHS, and one additional teacher at OCHS.
Additionally, KCUSD will implement a Chromebook at home program for students with disabilities at all grade levels in 2017/18, similar to the Puente a Tecnologia (Bridge to Technology) program implemented in 2016/17.  Students with disabilities will also be supported through web-based programs such as Achieve 3000 which provides content area knowledge at a reading level appropriate for each student.
 - Why is there a 7% raise provided for teachers in Goal 3?  Couldn't we spend this money for English Learners in other ways?
Superintendent's Response - This is not a proposed raise.  The 7% indicates the approximate amount of time that each teacher spends providing either Designated or Integrate English Language Development each day.
 - Why has there been a decrease in the percentage of English Learners showing progress?
Superintendent's Response - The data referenced here is the CA School Dashboard.  Additionally, the data is comparing 2013/14 to 2014/15, using the old accountability system.   There was a decrease of ELs showing progress in KCUSD because of the high percentage of reclassified students in 2014/15. Additionally, we continue to monitor and correct data.  In the new accountability system, the reclassified students will continue to be counted in our percentages in order to more accurately portray our English Learners' successes.
There were no questions impacting LCAP actions during the District English Language Advisory Committee meeting on May 25, 2017 - requiring response from Superintendent.  
The final draft of the KCUSD LCAP was presented and approved by  KCUSD Board of Trustees during the regularly scheduled board meeting on June 19, 2017. LCAP was submitted before June 30,2017 to Fresno County Office of Education and it was approved.
 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)