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School Accountability Report Card   

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The Governing Board recognizes its responsibility to inform parents/guardians and the community about the conditions, needs, and progress at each district school and to provide data by which parents/guardians can make meaningful comparisons between schools. The process of gathering and analyzing data also provides opportunities for school and district staff to review achievements and identify areas for improvement.

The Board shall annually issue a school accountability report card (SARC) for each school site. (Education Code 35256)

In preparing the district's report cards, the Superintendent or designee may choose to use or adapt the model template provided by the California Department of Education. If the model template is not used, the Superintendent or designee shall ensure that data are reported in a manner that is consistent with the definitions for school conditions as provided in the template. At least every three years, the Board shall compare the content of the district's report cards to the state's model template, recognizing that variances are allowed by law as necessary to meet local needs. (Education Code 33126.1, 35256)

The Board shall annually approve the SARCs for all district schools and shall evaluate the data contained in the SARCs as part of the Board's regular review of the effectiveness of the district's programs, personnel, and fiscal operations.

(cf. 0500 - Accountability)

(cf. 6190 - Evaluation of the Instructional Program)

(cf. 9000 - Role of the Board)

The Superintendent or designee shall develop strategies for communicating the information contained in the SARCs to all stakeholders, including opportunities for staff and the community to discuss their content.

(cf. 0420 - School Plans/Site Councils)

(cf. 1100 - Communication with the Public)

(cf. 1112 - Media Relations)

Notification and Dissemination of SARCs

The Superintendent or designee shall annually publicize the issuance of the SARCs and notify parents/guardians that a paper copy will be provided upon request. On or before February 1 of each year, the Superintendent or designee shall make the SARCs available in paper copy and on the Internet. (Education Code 35256)

(cf. 5145.6 - Parental Notifications)

Legal Reference:


1240 County superintendent, general duties

17002 Definition, including good repair

17014 Plan for building maintenance

17032.5 Portable classroom maintenance

17070.15 School Facilities Act; definitions

17089 Portable classroom maintenance

33126 School Accountability Report Card

33126.1 School Accountability Report Card model template

33126.15 School Accountability Report Card template

33126.2 Secretary of Education school accountability report card study

35256 School Accountability Report Card

35256.1 Information required in the School Accountability Report Card

35258 Internet access to the School Accountability Report Card

41409 Calculation of statewide averages

41409.3 Salary information required in the School Accountability Report Card

46112 Minimum school day for grades 1 through 3

46113 Minimum school day for grades 4 through 8

46117 Minimum kindergarten school day

46141 Minimum school day (high school)

51225.3 Requirements for graduation

52052 Academic performance index

60119 Textbook sufficiency

60600-60618 General provisions

60640-60649 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress

60800 Physical fitness testing

60850 High school exit examination

60851 High school exit examination


Article 16, Section 8.5(e) Allocations to State School Fund


6311 State plans, including local educational agency report cards

Management Resources:


Report Cards, September 12, 2003


CSBA, SARC Select:

California Department of Education, School Accountability Report Card:

U.S. Department of Education:

U.S. Department of Education, No Child Left Behind Act:


adopted: April 18, 2018 Capitola, California