Goal 1 - Basic Services
Referring to Percentage of misassigned teachers and vacancies metric - 0%
Does this include teachers on internships?
MIsassigned teachers are those who are teaching a class outside of the provisions of their credential. For example, a teacher could be assigned to teach a math class, but only has a credential to teach English. A vacancy is a classroom where no permanent teacher has been hired. The class is being taught by a substitute teacher. Teachers participating in an internship are teaching while continuing their education to receive a credential. Interns are assigned appropriately and are not considered to be teaching outside the provisions of their credential, by State Ed Code.
Goal 3 - English Learners
Is the English Learner Group going to serve as a consultant next year?
That decision has not yet been determined by the Curriculum and Instruction Department.
Goal 4 - Co-Curricular
May we add a Biliteracy Seal goal?
The answer depends on the intent of this question.
If this question is asking “May we add a seventh goal to the current six goals for our district’s LCAP?”, the answer is no. The current six goals are aligned with the state priorities and represent an attempt to meet the needs of the whole child.
If this question is asking “May we add an additional metric to set a goal for Biliteracy Seal participation?”, the answer is no. The extensive metrics in the LCAP are what is required by the California Department of Education. KCUSD currently has no plans to add additional local metrics to the LCAP. KCUSD sets local goals at the district level for closer monitoring of student academic and behavioral achievement.
If this question is asking “May we add a Biliteracy Seal goal to our district level goals?” The answer is yes. This would be an appropriate goal at the district level.
Goal 5 - Safe Environment
Is there a possibility of having a full time social worker at each site?
At this time, KCUSD plans to continue the practice of assigning social workers to multiple sites.
Goal 6 - Parent Involvement
Is there an option of having a parent survey to be taken online?
KCUSD has considered this idea and has decided to continue to use a paper/pencil survey due to the high percentage of families who do not have home internet access.
What is being done to increase parent participation?
KCUSD is reviewing the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (federal) to ensure we are meeting these new guidelines. Additionally, the current offerings of the KCUSD Parent Academy are under review to consider if any changes are needed.