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La Canada USD |  BP  0500  Philosophy, Goals, Objectives and Comprehensive Plans

Accountability   

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Education Code 52050-52058, added by SB 1X (Ch. 3, Statutes of 1999, First Extraordinary Session), established the Public Schools Accountability Act. Based on schools' ranking on a statewide Academic Performance Index and their performance growth, they may be eligible to receive monetary or nonmonetary awards under the Governor's award program or may be subject to immediate intervention for underperforming schools.

The Governing Board has a responsibility to continually reexamine district programs and practices to determine their effectiveness in serving all students. Review and evaluation procedures shall provide a mechanism for ensuring accountability to parents/guardians and the community.

To enable the Board to fulfill these responsibilities, the Superintendent or designee shall identify and/or develop appropriate measures to ensure accountability. These measures shall be integrated and consistent with the state's accountability system and may include, but not be limited to, measures to evaluate student achievement, parent/guardian involvement and other district goals.

(cf. 0000 - Vision)

(cf. 0200 - Goals for the School District)

(cf. 0400 - Comprehensive Plans)

(cf. 4143/4243 - Negotiations/Consultation)

(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)

(cf. 6020 - Parent Involvement)

(cf. 6162.5 - Student Assessment)

(cf. 9005 - Governance Standards)

(cf. 9400 - Board Self-Evaluation)

The Superintendent or designee shall regularly report to the Board regarding progress toward the district's vision/direction and goals and the implementation of comprehensive plans.

Ongoing district processes, such as the Board's evaluation of the Superintendent, policy reviews, curriculum adoption, budget adoption and staff development program, shall also be used to support district progress towards achieving the vision/direction.

Opportunities for feedback from students, parents/guardians, staff and community members shall be made available as part of the district's review and evaluation process.

Evaluation results may be used as a basis for implementing programmatic changes, determining the need for additional support or assistance, awarding incentives or rewards, and establishing other performance-based consequences.

Evaluation results shall be reported to parents/guardians and the community.

Pursuant to Education Code 52056, added by SB 1X (Ch. 3, Statutes of 1999, First Extraordinary Session), beginning in July 2000 and every July thereafter the Board must discuss the results of each school's annual ranking on the Academic Performance Index at a regularly scheduled meeting.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

33127-33129 Standards and criteria for fiscal accountability

33400-33407 CDE evaluation of district programs

44660-44665 Evaluation of certificated employees

51041 Evaluation of the educational program

52050-52058 Public Schools Accountability Act

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

15440-15463 Standards and criteria for fiscal accountability

Management Resources:

CSBA PUBLICATIONS

Making Changes That Improve Student Achievement: A School Board's Guide to Reform and Restructuring, 1997

Maximizing School Board Leadership, Vol. 1-8, 1996-97

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

CDE: http://www.cde.ca.gov

Policy LA CANADA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: September 26, 2002 La Canada Flintridge, California