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Top 5 Take-Aways

Making Accountability Great Again!
Top 5 take-aways from the 2017 CISC Leadership Symposium presentation featuring Keric Ashley, California Dept. of Education Deputy Superintendent of the District, School and Innovation Branch.

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December 2016 State and Federal Program Resources

Click here to find all the latest information from December’s State and Federal Programs Directors’ Meeting:

  • Meeting Agenda
  • Transitions to the LCAP Template
  • Early Education Preschool Update
  • Accountability Update
  • CCEE
  • EL Presentation
  • Schedule of Upcoming Meetings

September 2016 State & Federal Programs Update


September 14, 2016 State and Federal Program Directors' Updates
September 16, 2016 State and Federal Program Directors’ Updates

Click here to access the following resources for the September 16th SFPD Meeting:

  1. The September State Board of Education Update (Nancy Brownell)
  2. ESSA Plan Development Update (Barbara Murchison)
  3. CA Collaborative of Educational Excellence (CCEE)
  4. Evidence of Progress Report (PI Year 3 LEAs)
  5. College Readiness Block Grant
  6. Top-Level Data Display Samples (Potential Online Access Models)

If you have questions or are in need of clarification, please contact the Regional System of District & School Support – Region 4: Robin Hall (Executive Director) at / 510-670-4170 or Kelly Wylie (Program Director) at / 510-670-4252.




State and Federal Program Directors’ Meeting Resources, August 19, 2016


sfpd aug 2016Click here for the following August 19, 2016 resources:

ESSA Transition Plan – 2016-17

Title II Part A Monitoring Instrument

2015-17 RSDSS Regions Map

CE Instrument Comparison Chart

ESSA Update

SBE Update on Accountability

SIG Program Update

ESEA Update – Title I Schoolwide Programs

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Important update: ESEA Guidance on use of Schoolwide Title I funds to upgrade the entire educational program in a school in order to raise the achievement of the lowest achieving students




Just Updated! Essential Meaningful Parent Engagement Resources

Updated on May 29, 2015!

Parent Engagement in Schools

We’ve just updated our ESSENTIAL MEANINGFUL PARENT ENGAGEMENT RESOURCES posted at (powered by

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CA State & Federal Program Meeting Updates

Notes and Resources from February 20th CA State and Federal Program Directors' Meeting
Notes and Resources from February 20th CA State and Federal Program Directors’ Meeting

Now available:

1) Meeting Agenda


2) Meeting Notes


3) Legislative Updates


4) CA Accountability Improvement System (CAIS) Transition [PPT]


5) 2015-16 LEA Selection Process for FPM [PPT]


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Do You Know the Policies Guiding the Development of California’s New Accountability System?


School Accountability In Progress
School Accountability In Progress

This policy brief, prepared by Linda Darling-Hammond and David Plank provides an overview of the fundamental guiding principles of the developing school accountability system.

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SCCOE Focus on LCFF & LCAP Newsletter


Changes in School Funding

With the implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), big changes are taking place in how California funds schools.  The shift is from treating school funding as “input to support students” to “resources that are linked to performance expectations.” Under this new funding formula, school districts will also be subject to new rules for transparency and accountability, which include creating – with input from parents and the community – and adopting a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) that lays out how the district will spend the funds.
This issue of Focus On provides links to the latest news and resources to help districts in their implementation of LCFF and LCAP.

Focus on… is published periodically and provides you with links to topics of current  interest.   

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Past Issues Archives


LCFF Resources for Districts
Local Control Funding Formula
California Department of EducationLCFF Toolkit
California School Boards Association

LCFF Channel [Videos]

A Bold New World: A Guide to the Local Control Funding Formula

LCFF School District Comparatron
(This tool allows you to view and compare the funding each California school district is expected to receive under the new funding system.)

LCFF Resources

Local Control Funding Formula Resources

An Overview of the Local Control Funding Formula (Updated)


LCAP Web Portals
Check these sites for the latest news and resources:Local Control Accountability Plan
Santa Clara COELCAP Development Guide and Additional Resources
Monterey COE

Local Control & Accountability
Los Angeles COE

Local Control and Accountability Plan
Sonoma COE


Communication Tools
Everything You Need to Know About the LCFF
English / Spanish
ACLULocal Control Accountability Plan
English / Spanish
ACLUWhat is the New Story? [Infographic]
Alameda COE

LCFF & LCAP: Your Voice Matters
California PTA

School Funding Undergoes Major Reform: An Essential EdSource Guide

California’s New Funding Formula
Fair Share 4 Kids


Sample Parent/Community LCAP Surveys
About the Learning Multimedia Center
The Learning Multimedia Center is Education’s One Stop Shop and is open to the public.  Research reports, state-adopted textbooks, parent resources, Make ‘n Take activities, and more are available to educators, parents, preschools, students, and the community.Learning Multimedia CenterSanta Clara County Office of Education
1290 Ridder Park Drive San Jose, CA  95131
(408) 453-6800

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