Mountain View Whisman School District
Agenda Item for Board Meeting of 11/15/2018
Agenda Category: REVIEW AND ACTION
Agenda Item Title: Single Plans for Student Achievement (75 minutes)
Person Responsible: Cathy Baur, Chief Academic Officer
School site plans are being presented for approval. The principal from each site will share specific information regarding individual school goals, key actions, and budget expenditures.
The Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) is a document that represents a school’s cycle of continuous improvement of student performance. The SPSA should be developed with a deep understanding of root causes of student academic challenges and identify and implement research-based instructional strategies to raise the achievement of students who are not yet proficient by state standards. A well-developed SPSA can ensure that students are better equipped to meet the California State Standards in English Language Arts and mathematics. In addition, the plan also addresses funding and proposed expenditures related to state and federal categorical programs.
The development process is the result of a collaborative effort between the school staff and members of the School Site Council (SSC) with input from the school community and site advisory groups including the English Learner Advisory Council (ELAC). Each year, the School Site Council and the local Governing Board approve the site plan. While the starting date of the annual planning cycle is a local decision, every school needs to have an approved plan guiding the work of the school.
District and site administration are responsible for implementing and evaluating the activities included in the SPSA as approved by the local governing board. Once the plan is approved and implemented, each SSC in collaboration with site staff and advisory groups are responsible for monitoring the effectiveness of planned activities and modifying those that prove ineffective.
$804,576 including funding from LCFF, and other state, federal, and local sources
That the Board approve the Single Plans for Student Achievement for
Stevenson Elementary School, Gabriela Mistral Elementary School, Graham Middle School, Landels Elementary School, and Theuerkauf Elementary School.