Unlike California’s K-12 public school system, not all programs that serve infants and toddlers have formal systems in place to engage parents
Out of 70 LCAPs selected, Public Advocates couldn’t find 27 online and most of the 43 reviewed lacked key spending data and evidence of parent involvement.
West Contra Costa Unified will give community committee updated information by November, according to settlement agreement.
The 2018-19 state budget includes $13.3 million to create a network in which teams of parents, teachers and district administrators will identify ways to listen to and act on advice from the community.
Data needed so public can have a say in how the district spends state funds
Report says district focus on community engagement is vital for successful implementation.
Oakland Unified is one of 28 districts that could face state intervention if at least three student subgroups don't improve in the next two years.
County offices of education are working with districts identified for "differentiated assistance" due to poor performance by student subgroups.
Defenders of local control worry time is running out to develop models that work for parents and districts
The proposals are a response to concerns that it is difficult to track how school districts are spending funds they received for high-needs students under the Local Control Funding Formula.
The new center will create educator networks statewide to improve student performance.
New improvement and accountability system provides extensive data on many measures of school life and performance.
Many praise the formula's ambitious goals but criticize its burdensome documentation requirements, inadequate funding and the lack of fiscal transparency.
County officials are now demanding districts do a better job of justifying spending for low-income students and English learners under the funding formula.
Michael Fullan says the state has pursued the 'right drivers' with, so far, a flawed implementation.