LCAP Goal 2

Provide interventions for academically, behaviorally, and social/emotionally at risk students.

Goal 2 had 6 Measurable Outcomes and 7 Planned Services.

Planned Services:

1. Intervention Classes:

Planned Services:

$121,480 - Certificated Salaries - Supplemental Grant Funding - Additional sections for secondary sites

Implemented Services:

$162,882 - Certificated Salaries - Supplemental Grant Funding - Implemented academic intervention classes at high schools for credit deficient students.

2. Supplies and Materials for mental health assessments:

Planned Services:

$10,000 - Books and Supplies - Supplemental Grant Funding - Mental Health Assessments 

Implemented Services:

$10,080 - Books and Supplies - Supplemental Grant Funding - Mental Health Assessments

3. Management and Oversite of Districtwide Intervention and Support

Planned Services:

$370,000 Certificated Salaries - Supplemental Grant money - Director & Coordinators

$338,800 Certificated Salaries - Supplemental Grant money - TOSA's and site coordination

$  95,000 Classified Salaries - Supplemental Grant money - Clerical Support

Total Budgeted $803,800

Implemented Services:

$232,918 Certificated Salaries - Supplemental Grant money - Director & Coordinators

$  67,290 Certificated Salaries - Supplemental Grant money - TOSA's and site coordination

$  35,852 Classified Salaries - Supplemental Grant money - Clerical Support

Total Spent $ 336,060

CUSD spent money on management - but nothing to actually offer services. Were any services actually offered to students?

4. Professional Development/Training for Certificated Staff (nurses and counselors) with additional assignment hours

Planned Services:

$15,000 Certificated Salaries - Supplemental Grant Money - Substitutes for Certificated Training 

$5,000 Classified Personnel Services - Supplemental Grant Money - Substitutes for Paraprofessional training.

$5,000 Services and Other Operating Expenditures - Supplemental Grant Money - Consultant

Total Budgeted: $25,000

Implemented Services:

$11,424 Certificates salaries - Supplemental Grant money - Substitutes for Certificated training

5. Provide interventions and support for non-proficient ELL's

Planned Services:

$135,000 Certificated Salaries - Supplemental Grant Money - Site allocations

$280,000 Services and Other Operating Expenditures - Online leveled Intervention in ELA and math

$7,000 Classified Salaries - Technical support online programs 

Total Budget: $422,000

Implemented Services:

$135,000 Certificated Salaries - Supplemental Grant Money - Site allocations

$7,000 Classified Salaries - Technical support online programs 

Total Budget: $142,000

CUSD paid site staff to provide interventions and support for non-proficient English Language Learners.

CUSD entered into an 18 month contract with Voyager Sopris - free for 2014-15. 

6. Foster program needs assessment:

Planned Service:

$1,000 Books & Supplies - data collection. 

Implemented Service

CUSD spent -0- dollars and conducted the needs assessment through individual parent interviews.

7. Newcomer Support:

Planned Service: 

$24,000 Books and Supplies - Supplemental Grant Money - Instructional Materials

Implemented Service:

$ 27,000 Books and Supplies - Supplemental Grant Money - Instructional materials (Imagine Learning

Measurable Outcome #1: Establishment of districtwide MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Support) plan and guiding principals.

The California Department of Education’s (CDE) definition of Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) provides a basis for understanding how California educators can work together to ensure equitable access and opportunity for all students to achieve the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). MTSS includes Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtI2) as well as additional, distinct philosophies and concepts.

CUSD completed a needs assessment

Year 1 MTSS plan addressing social emotional goals completed.

Supporting Documentation

Measurable Outcome #2: Decrease referrals to more restrictive programs and/or special education services

2013-14 Special Education referrals: 1,345

2014-15 Special Education referrals:

Supporting Documentation

Measurable Outcome #3: Attendance Data

Chronically absent - absent 10% or more days)

2013-14 Chronically absent: 9.9% 4,964 students

2014-15 Chronically Absent: 

Supporting Documentation

Measurable Outcome #4: High School Drop Out Rate

2013-14 High School Drop Out Rate:  3.2%

2014-15 High School Drop Out Rate: Drop Out Rate for 2014-15 not currently available on Data Quest

Supporting Documentation

Measurable Outcome #5: Middle School Drop Out Rate

2013-14 Middle School Drop Out Rate: 

Grade 7 - 7 students

Grade 8 - 3 students

Total: 10 students

2014-15 Middle School Drop Out Rate: Data not currently available on Data Quest

Supporting Documentation

Measurable Outcome #6: Suspension and Expulsion Rates:

2013-14 Suspension Rate: 2% 1,135 students expelled

2014-15 Suspension Rate: Data not currently available on Data Quest

2013-14 Expulsion Rate: .1% 50 students expelled

2014-15 Expulsion Rate: Data not currently available on Data Quest

Supporting Documentation

 

Newcomers:

At the October 22, 2014 Capistrano Unified School District Board Meeting, District Staff informed Trustees that CUSD had received 200 "Newcomers" aka "unaccompanied minors".  Children from many different countries that speak little or no English with many that were not fluent or literate in their own native language. Staff presented the Board with an up-dated Local Control Accountability Plan that made increasing the number of English learners who achieve English fluency and decreasing the number of long-term English learners a top priority.

Source: Board Audio: http://cusd.capousd.org/cusdweb/boardaudio/10-22-14/10-22-14RegularBdMtg.mp3 at 1 hour 5 minutes. Of note: 1 hour 7 minutes and Newcomer Discussion at 1 hour 13 minutes 20 seconds. My comments to the Board can be heard at 1 hour 24 minutes.

The change to the District's LCAP was made at the recommendation of the Orange County Department of Education without any in-put from parents or the public,  as required by California's New Local Control Funding Formula law.

Capistrano Unified is already one of the lowest funded Districts in the California (and therefore the United States) at $7,002 per student. The added financial burden that these students will place on the District's already insufficient funding will result in less services for current students.

Original LCAP Goals

Amended LCAP Plan presentation October 22, 2014 Board Meeting Agenda Item #5 

The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on California Taxpayers

"Californians bear an enormous fiscal burden as a result of an illegal alien population estimated at almost 3 million residents. The annual expenditure of state and local tax dollars on services for that population is $25.3 billion. That total amounts to a yearly burden of about $2,370 for a household headed by a U.S. citizen. 

Nearly half of those expenditures ($12.3 billion) result from the costs of K-12 education for the children of illegal aliens — both those illegally in the country and those born in the United States. Another major outlay ($2.1 billion) results from the need to provide supplemental English language instruction to Limited English Proficient students, many of whom are children of illegal aliens. Together, these educational costs are 57.1 percent of total expenditures." 

Education Costs:

 

 

 

Newcomers

Despite Being Placed with Sponsors, "Newcomers" are being classified as "Homeless" to avoid School Enrollment Documentation which will also allow them to receive benefits under the McKinney-Vento Act

Source: Fact Sheet: Educational Services for Immigrant Children and Those Recently Arrived to the United States 

Theses children are not "homeless". They have been placed with a legal guardian or have a legal sponsor.  Allowing children who haven’t had required health screenings or immunizations to be enrolled in our public schools puts everyone at risk. Couple that fact with the high percentage of South Orange County parents that refuse to vaccinate their children create a potential health risk to our entire community

To meet the educational needs of the 200 Newcomers CUSD has entered into hundreds of contracts for private tutoring services from all over the United States.

See the November 12, 2014 Board Meeting Agenda Item #12 pages 199 - 327

States across the nation are beginning to express concern about the “unfunded federal mandate” resulting from the resettled children, and are looking to the federal government to foot the bill for any resulting, local-tax-funded costs within the public school system or other public services. Capistrano Unified should seek financial relief as well.

See: Loudoun will seek federal reimbursement for cost of undocumented children.

See: Office of Refugee Resettlement: Unaccompanied Children Released to Sponsors by County

LCAP Annual Review Goal 2 June 24, 2015 Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda Item #5 page 51- 55, page 36.49 - 36.53