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Mountain View Whisman School District

Agenda Item for Board Meeting of 2/7/2019

Agenda Category:  REVIEW AND ACTION

Agenda Item Title:  Low Performing Student Block Grant Plan (10 minutes)

Estimated Time: 

Person Responsible: 

Cathy Baur, Chief Academic Officer


Staff will provide an overview of the Low Performing Student Block Grant Plan.  The plan must be approved by the District's Board of Trustees and then uploaded to the California Department of Education by March 1st.



The Low Performing Student Block Grant (LPSBG) provides funds for local educational agencies (LEAs) serving students identified as low-performing on state English Language Arts (ELA) or mathematics assessments, who are not otherwise identified for supplemental grant funding under the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), or eligible for special education services.  The Mountain View Whisman School District has been allocated a total apportionment of $130,416 to spend over the next three years.

Appropriate Funding Uses

Funds allocated to eligible LEAs shall be used for evidence-based services that directly support pupil academic achievement.   As identified in Education Code Section 4157(e), eligible activities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Professional Development activities for certificated staff

  • Instructional materials or

  • Additional supports for students

Mountain View Whisman School District Plan

LPSBG funding will be used to fund a portion of the District’s Response to Instruction program which is an additional support offered to students.  The RTI program supports all students with academic intervention or enrichment as needed based on assessment scores. Students receive support during dedicated time during the regular school day.  The supports are provided by credentialed teachers.

The RTI program is part of the District’s Local Control Accountability Plan which is aligned to the District’s strategic plan and aligns services for all students including those identified by the LPSBG and unduplicated students.

Academic Performance will be measured by District benchmark assessments for English Language Arts and mathematics, student grades in middle school, District reading assessments, site based formative assessments which are given within the RTI classes as well as ELA and mathematics assessments that are part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).

Fiscal Implication:
Additional funding of $130,416 over three years

Recommended Action: 

That the Board approve the plan for the Low Performing Student Block Grant, as presented.