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LCAP & LCFF
California's New School Finance System
On July 1, 2013, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the 2013-14 state budget package and instituted a new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) that overhauls how California funds its K-12 schools.
The Local Control Funding Formula is a major change to how California has supported local educational agencies. Through the local control funding formula the state is providing new decision making power to local educational agencies to act based on the needs they see for students. In addition, this shifts California from treating funding as an input to support students to a resource that is linked to performance expectations.
Complementing the changes to state funding made by the Local Control Funding Formula is a newly required Local Control and Accountability Plan. The LCAP is LCFF’s vehicle for transparency and engagement. It is the way that LEAs are expected to share performance data, needs, actions, and anticipated outcomes that guide the use of available LCFF funding. LCAPs are three-year plans, updated annually. To view the RUSD Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), click here...
Common Core State Standards Information for Parents
Educational standards describe what students should know and be able to do in each subject in each grade. Since 2010, 45 states have adopted the same standards for English and math. These standards are called the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Having the same standards helps all students get a good education, even if they change schools or move to a different state. Teachers, parents, and education experts designed the standards to prepare students for success in college and the workplace.
RUSD Innovative Programs
The Rescue Union School District offers excellent educational experiences for students. All seven schools are high performing schools that prepare our students to be career and college ready.
Consider these innovative programs for the 2014-2015 school year!!!
Newsletter from Supt. David Swart:
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Smarter Balanced Assessments
The Rescue Union School District students in grades 3-8 have completed the 2014 SBAC Field Test. This was a computerized test in English Language Arts and Mathematics. While the Pilot Test will not produce any results for students, schools or districts, it gave us a wonderful opportunity to experience this new type of assessment and prepare ourselves for next year, when the test will produce results and be used in accountability measures for California schools and districts.
To learn more about the Smarter Balanced Assessments, click here...
To take the SBAC Practice Test, click here...
Students typing skills will be critical for success on futureSBAC tests! All schools in the District use Typing Pals for keyboarding practice. You may access Typing Pals by going to your school's website and clicking on the Typing Pals icon. If your student does not have a login, please notify your school office or teacher.