Thursday, March 26, 2015

Want to help California develop a way to evaluate how districts spend Local Control Funding Money?

Here's your chance.

As you probably already know, California is in the midst of transforming education. One of the big changes underway is the method through which schools get their money. Districts now have to plan ahead how to use extra funds designated for children who are low income, English learners, or in foster care, and how those moneys will be used to improve achievement for students who fall in those categories.

At the behest of the California Department of Education, WestEd is organizing a third series of input sessions to provide all interested parties with an opportunity to offer local insights to the evaluation rubrics development process.

These sessions will be focused on gathering insights on the current draft version of the evaluation sheet.   The "evaluation rubrics" are an integral part of the Local Control Funding Formula performance and accountability system.

Once developed, the rubrics will serve as tools to ensure schools and districts are able to align resources to make sure students improve their academic performance. The rubrics will also direct attention to areas in need of additional support to meet standards.

One of the regional sessions will take place at 4 p.m. on April 1 at the Monterey County Office of Education, 901 Blanco Circle, Salinas.  To register for the event, click here.

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