At Tuesday night's Board of Education meeting, Alan Schlichting, IUSD's director of student support services, previewed the process that will be used to update Irvine's plan.
You can scroll through his
presentation here, but essentially the timetable begins with community presentations and district communications in November and December, followed by stakeholder meetings to gather input in January and February.
In March and April, the community will get to review a draft of the LCAP
and offer additional feedback, both in person and through an online survey.
The school board is expected to hold a public hearing and adopt the finalized plan in May or June.
Because districts must annually develop LCAPs that cover three years, Schlichting
said the task facing IUSD is to update priorities that were drafted for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years, while considering options for 2017-18.
"Remembering that this is a three-year plan, many of the actions that we put into the plan are multi-year steps that will grow in cost over time," he
said, "and those have been budgeted through 2016-17."
"We may have additional funds that are available," he
"We'll learn about that with the release of the governor's 2015-16 state budget in January, and at that point we'll consider additional actions to our LCAP
noted that IUSD
is also moving forward with a number of state and local initiatives, including implementation of Common Core standards, new state assessments, the establishment of Next Generation Science Standards and technology integration.
"We'll be sharing with the board data on how we're progressing in those areas as we move through the year," Schlichting
Alan Schlichting, director of student support services, said changes included the addition of a full-time mental health coordinator and an online learning coordinator, along with the restoration of site mental health support, including guidance assistants at the elementary level and Project Success staff at the secondary level. (You can access IUSD's completed LCAP here.)