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BP 0420

Philosophy, Goals, Objectives and Comprehensive Plans

School Plans/Site Councils


The Governing Board believes that comprehensive planning that is aligned with the county’s local control and accountability plan (LCAP) is necessary at each school, in order to focus school improvement efforts on student academic achievement and facilitate the effective use of available resources. The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that school plans provide clear direction.


Each county program shall establish a school site council in accordance with Education Code 52852 and the accompanying administrative regulation to develop, review, and approve school plans.


For any school that participates in specified state and/or federal categorical programs, the school site council or other schoolwide advisory committee shall consolidate the plans required for those categorical programs into a single plan for student achievement (SPSA).  (Education Code 64001)


As appropriate, a school may incorporate any other school program into the SPSA.  (Education Code 64001)


The Superintendent or designee shall review each school’s SPSA to ensure that it meets the content requirements for all programs included, is based on an analysis of current practices and student academic performance, and reasonably links improvement strategies to identified needs of the school and its students. He/she shall also ensure that specific actions included in the  LCAP are consistent with the strategies identified in each school’s SPSA.


The Board shall, at a regularly scheduled Board meeting, review and approve each school’s SPSA and any subsequent material revisions affecting the academic programs for students participating in the categorical programs addressed in the SPSA. The Board shall certify that, to the extent allowable under federal law, the SPSA is consistent with county local improvement plans required as a condition of receiving federal funding.  (Education Code 64001)


Whenever the Board does not approve a school’s SPSA, it shall communicate its specific reasons for disapproval of the plan to the school site council or committee. The school site council or committee shall then revise and resubmit the SPSA to the Board for its approval.  (Education Code 52855)



Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE: 52-53  Designation of schools; 33133  Information guide for school site councils; 35147  Open meeting laws exceptions; 41540-41544  Targeted instructional improvement block grants; 52060-52077  Local control and accountability plan; 52176  Advisory committees; 52852  School site councils; 54000-54028  Educationally Disadvantaged Youth Programs; 54425  Advisory committees (compensatory education);

56000-56867  Special education; 64000  Categorical programs included in consolidated application;

64001  Single school plan for student achievement, consolidated application programs

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5: 3930-3937  Compliance plans

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20: 6311  Accountability, adequate yearly progress; 6312  Title I local educational agency plans; 6421-6472  Programs for neglected, delinquent, and at-risk children and youth;

6601-6651  Teacher and Principal Training and Recruitment program; 6801-7014  Limited English proficient and immigrant students; 7101-7165  Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities; 7341-7355c  Rural Education Initiative



Policy Adopted: 12-08-16