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PARENT INPUT REQUESTED FOR LCFF AND LCAP FUNDING
LOCAL CONTROL FUNDING FORMULA (LCFF) AND THE LOCAL CONTROL ACCOUNTABILITY PLAN (LCAP)
It is an exciting time in education, particularly in the Vacaville Unified School District. As you are aware, the state implemented a new method of funding public schools called the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). The LCFF has been passed by legislation to provide a more equitable, rational and efficient approach to allocating resources to all School Districts. This formula is structured to do what the name implies – allow local insight and meaningful conversations from parents, employees, and the community of their schools.
Another new component to this process is the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). To ensure that the funding is targeted at the needs of all students in VUSD, as well as the identified subgroups of English Learners, Low Income, and Foster Youth, the District will begin the process of developing a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).
As an involved partner with our district, I invite you to share your input and perspective based on the following Eight Priorities established by the California Department of Education for the LCAP, and also provide suggestions you feel will assist us in providing an optimum learning environment for students in the Vacaville Unified School District. Your input into this survey will be taken into consideration while developing the school district’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP):
COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD
Flyers from nonprofit groups that provide services, programs, and activities which benefit VUSD students and parents are posted on the Community Bulletin Board. You can view a list of posted flyers by clicking the Bulletin Board List attachment below. You can also view each individual flyer on the following link: http://www.vacavilleusd.org/community.
VUSD Welcomes back Lettie Allen
Randy Henry, Chief Human Resources Officer for the Vacaville Unified School district, announced today that Lettie Allen will be serving as the Interim Assistant Superintendent of Business Services. Ms. Allen served as Assistant / Associate Superintendent of Business Services at Vacaville Unified and the Solano County Office of Education before her retirement in 2012. We are very pleased that Ms. Allen has agreed to step in to help the district during the next 3-4 months.
The district will be conducting a state and national search in the next couple of months in hopes of recruiting a talented pool of applicants that will be part of an interview process. It is our hope to have our new permanent Assistant / Associate Superintendent of Business Services approved and named by our Governing Board at the June 26th Board meeting.
8th Grade Orientation for Vacaville High School
8th Grade Orientation
Tuesday, March 11 7:00 VHS Gym (Parents & Students welcome)
Vacaville High School
• Learn about academics, clubs, culture, sports, and life at VHS
• Ask questions to teachers and current students • Learn more about AP level courses and AP
results from instructors and students
The 1st Annual Children & Families Policy Forum
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 9 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. at the Solano County Events Center, 601 Texas Street, Fairfield, CA 94534
LCAP COMMUNITY MEETINGS
Vacaville Unified School District will be holding Informational Meetings open to the community regarding the Local Control Accountability Plan. We are interested in community input and feedback, as well as priorities and budgetary concerns. The meetings will be held at the following locations:
· Jepson Middle School – Tuesday, March 18th, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
· Vaca Pena Middle School – Monday, March 24th, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
LCAP Community Meetings with EL Advisory Committees:
· Padan Elementary School – Thursday, March 27th, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
· Markham Elementary School – Wednesday, April 2nd, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
· Community Feedback Meeting on LCAP Draft
o Educational Services Center – Monday, April 28th, 6:00pm-7:30pm
· EL Community Feedback Meeting on LCAP Draft
o Markham Elementary School – Tuesday, April 29th, 6:00pm- 7:30pm
· LCAP/School Board Meeting: Presentation and Feedback
o Educational Services Center – Thursday, May 15th, 6:00pm
· LCAP/School Board Meeting: Presentation and Adoption
o Educational Services Center – Thursday, June 12th, 6:00pm
Please join us and share your thoughts and concerns.
CALIFORNIA HEALTY KIDS SURVEY
As required by the California Department of Education, the Vacaville Unified School District will be conducting the California Healthy Kids Survey with all students in 7th, 9th and 11th grade. The survey will also be conducted with all students attending Buckingham Charter and Country High School. The survey will take place between March 24th and April 4th. This survey asks students about alcohol, tobacco and other drug issues, as well as questions about school safety the learning environment. Participation in voluntary and completely anonymous. Please encourage your students to participate, as every student’s input is valuable. The surveys can be viewed at the links listed below:
Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten Registration for 2014-15
Registration for transitional kindergarten (TK) and regular kindergarten will begin on Monday, March 3. Please check your residence attendance boundary by clicking on the link on this page, “School Boundary Locator.” That is the school where you will register your child for school for 2014-15.
Transitional kindergarten is for students who will be 5 between September 2, 2014 and December 2, 2014. Regular kindergarten is for those students who will be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2014.
Please bring the following documents with you: 1) birth certificate; 2) immunization record; 3) proof of a physical exam after your child was 4 years, 3 months old or written proof of an appointment for an exam; 4) proof of residence address, e.g., PG&E bill or cable bill; 5) proof of a dental exam done within the year prior to registration. Proof of a dental exam must be supplied to the school by May 31, 2015. To expedite registration, please go to the VUSD web page at http://www.vacavilleusd.org/. Click on “Enrollment Forms” under “Quick Links.” Complete the enrollment form and bring it with you.
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were adopted by the State Board of Education at the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year. Vacaville Unified is working to transition to these newly adopted standards, with full implementation expected by 2015. Our CCSS page has resources for parents, introductions and background information on this important change in education.
The Mission of the Vacaville Unified School District is to graduate all students with academic excellence, commitment to community and confidence to achieve their fullest potential through a rigorous standards-based education program and a collaborative partnership of families, community and staff.
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