Annual Measurable Outcome #2:
Stated Goal on the LCAP was to restore the school year to 180 days.
Planned Action/Services:at page 43 Ensure effective learning conditions by reducing class sizes and providing adequate instructional days for students.
Actual Service: at page 43 Enhanced effective learning conditions by reducing class size and providing adequate instructional days for students. Fully implemented 180 days of school and decreased class sizes per negotiated agreement.
Estimated Actual Annual Expenditures
CUSD restored the school year to 180 days in 2014-15.
Cost to increase student days to 180 days: (in 2013-14 CUSD had 177 days of instruction - most other districts restored the school year to 180 days in 2013-14)
$2,479,200 Certificated Personnel Salaries Base
$ 619,800 Certificated Personnel Salaries Supplemental
$ 626,000 Classified Personnel Salaries Base
$ 157,000 Classified Personnel Salaries Base
Total Cost: $3,882,000
During the economic recession the State of California, through legislative action, gave districts permission to use furlough days to balance the Districts budget. As of 2015-16 Districts are not permitted to use furlough days. When the State allowed the use of furlough days, the amount of instructional time that students received was dependent on the financial condition of the district. CUSD students received far fewer instructional days than their peers in other districts. While employee salaries were restored- lost instructional time will never be restored.
Note: As of 2015-16 the State of California is financially penalizing Districts that did not return to a 180-day school year and minimum instructional minutes.
See LCFF & Instructional Time FAQ's: http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/pa/lcffitfaq.asp
See California Education Code Section 46201: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=edc&group=46001-47000&file=46200-46208
See Minimum Instructional Time: http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/pa/instructionaltimetable.asp