The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
As I highlighted in the April, 2014 article school funding has changed significantly with the introduction of the Local Control Funding Formula, more commonly referred to as LCFF. A major component of the LCFF is accountability. School districts are required to develop a plan outlining the spending of these funds. This plan is called the Local Control and Accountability Plan or LCAP. We developed our LCAP with the input of all of our stakeholder groups. We gathered data through surveys, meetings, and in-depth conversations. The following are the goals that have been developed and approved for implementation:
- All students will demonstrate increased achievement in English language arts and mathematics.
- The rate of suspension for students will be reduced by six percent over the next three years.
- The attendance rate for students will increase by one and one half percent over the next three years.
- The percentage of parents and families participating in activities will increase by six percent over the next three years.
- District and school facilities will be well-maintained and any necessary repairs will be in a timely manner.
- Students will have access to current, standards-aligned instructional materials and other necessary tools for learning.
- The Common Core State Standards will be fully implemented in all classrooms where the core English language arts and mathematics programs are utilized.
- All students will be enrolled in a broad course of study that will serve to prepare them for college and career.
- The percentage of students who indicate that they feel safe and supported at school will increase by five percent over the next three years.
Our schools have been allocated funds to help them to achieve these goals. Each school site now has the ability to offer extended learning opportunities to our students to both support and enrich their learning. Staff has been added at all sites to enhance our rigorous programs and provide supports to both students and staff. We are building on our already strong programs to better serve our students and our community. We look forward to reaching and surpassing these goals. We will continue to refine and develop our programs as we evaluate progress toward our goals. I urge you to be part of the process as we revisit our LCAP on an annual basis. To view the entire LCAP document please visit the Hawthorne School District webpage at www.hawthorne.k12.ca.us
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Hustle for Huskies is a star studded event! On Saturday, June 7th Bud Carson STEM Academy hosted the 4th annual Hustle for Huskies event where all of the proceeds are put back into ten sports programs. City officials came out to support our programs such as, city council members, Angie Reyes English, Nilo Michelin, and Mayor Chris Brown. Our superintendent Dr. Helen E. Morgan and Hawthorne School District board members, Alexandre Monteiro and Luciano Aguilar, all made an appearance supporting Bud Carson Middle School. But wait there is more, LA Galaxy great, and former Bud Carson student, Gyasi Zardes came back to his home school to show support. The mayor presented Gyasi with a proclamation during the event.
Sports and academics play an important part of Bud Carson's culture. With help from the community and local business donations we were able to raise over $6,300. Families that came to this event were wowed by the talent show, basketball tournament, soccer tournament, LA Galaxy reps and all of the local businesses that came together to make this one amazing day!
Helen Morgan, Luciano Aguilar, Chris Brown, Angie Reyes English, Gyasi Zardes, Nilo Michelin, Alexandre Monteiro