IUSD seeks feedback from local stakeholders for new accountability plan

As we’ve mentioned in previous posts, the state’s new Local Control Funding Formula represents a dramatic change in how education dollars are allocated in California, channeling greater resources to the students who need them most. Meanwhile, the new funding system also calls for additional accountability measures.

Beginning this year, every school district and county office of education must develop, adopt and annually update a three-year Local Control and Accountability Plan -- or LCAP -- with input from parents and other community stakeholders. That’s where you come in. IUSD is now encouraging its parents, students, teachers and community members to take a few minutes to respond to six questions covering topics that include academic standards, college and career readiness, parent involvement and school climate. Feedback provided by the April 4 deadline will be considered carefully as the district drafts its first Local Control and Accountability Plan, which will set new goals and establish measurable benchmarks for progress. You can access the Irvine Unified School District’s 2014 Stakeholder Survey by clicking here. [UPDATE on May 14:  The deadline above may have passed, but IUSD's LCAP isn't due to the county until July 1, and you can still weigh in. First, to get an overview of the plan, check out this slide presentation from the Board of Education's April 29 Study Session, or view the full draft by clicking here. Then tell us what you think through this online input form.]