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South Pasadena Unified Seeks Input on Local Control Accountability Plan

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (February 7, 2018) South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) is looking for input from parents/guardians in order to gather data about the impact programs and services are having on students.  With specific emphasis on eight state-developed priorities, the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) is updated annually prior to July 1 based, in part, on critical feedback received through the online survey.

The eight state priorities guide school districts in determining goals for all pupils. The priorities are: basic services, implementation of California State Standards, parental involvement, student achievement, student engagement, school climate, course access and other student outcomes.

Parents and guardians are encouraged to fill out the 2018 LCAP Parent Survey using this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SPUSDLCAP2018PS or by accessing the survey on the LCAP page under Instructional Services at www.spusd.net.   Data collected will be used by focus groups and administrators to update the LCAP in time for the next fiscal year. Around that same time, District administrators will have a greater understanding of the state funding allocations that will be provided through the Governor’s 2018-2019 budget.  The allocation is expected to be lower than neighboring districts, requiring a continued emphasis on local funding sources, including parcel taxes, bond measures and contributions to our non-profit educational foundation, SPEF, Booster Clubs and PTAs.

The LCAP update is required by the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) legislation as a statewide approach designed to improve student outcomes. SPUSD will be thoughtful and deliberate in review of the budget and services available to all students, and parental input is key to the decision-making process.

About South Pasadena Unified School District

Established in 1886, the South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) serves approximately 4,800 students within five schools including three elementary schools, one middle school and one comprehensive high school in South Pasadena, California.  Nestled in the West San Gabriel Valley, SPUSD has earned a reputation for providing high quality public education, attracting families who value challenging academic programs and outstanding teachers. Consistently recognized for superior performance, SPUSD students earn honors at the local, state and national level.  The District draws vital support from parents and community members through the South Pasadena Educational Foundation, local PTAs and booster clubs.

For more information, contact: South Pasadena Unified School District, Office of the Superintendent, scarroll@spusd.net