Per California state law, we are publicly accountable to our students, their parents, and community members for how we spend the public moneys allotted to our school district.
Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)/Local Educational Agencies (LEA) Addendum
Within California, local educational agencies (LEAs) that apply for Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) funds are required to complete the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), the LCAP Federal Addendum Template (Addendum), and the Consolidated Application (ConApp). The LCAP, in conjunction with the Addendum and the ConApp, serve to meet the ESSA LEA Plan requirement.The LCAP is a three-year plan that describes the goals, actions, services, and expenditures to support positive student outcomes that address state and local priorities. The LCAP provides an opportunity for local educational agencies (LEAs) to share their stories of how, what, and why programs and services are selected to meet their local needs. We are currently transitioning from the LEA Plan to the LCAP/LEA Addendum.
Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)/School Wide Plan (SWP)
State law requires that school-level plans for programs funded through the Consolidated Application be consolidated in a Single Plan for Student Achievement (Education Code Section 64001), developed by school site councils with the advice of any applicable school advisory committees. LEA’s allocate NCLB funds to schools through the Consolidated Application for Title I, Part A, Title III (Limited English Proficient), and Title V (Innovative Programs/Parental Choice). LEA’s may elect to allocate other funds to schools for inclusion in school plans. The content of the school plan includes school goals, activities, and expenditures for improving the academic performance of students to the proficient level and above. The plan delineates the actions that are required for program implementation and serves as the school's guide in evaluating progress toward meeting the goals. The plans were approved at the June 28, 2022 board meeting.
The Local Control Accountability Plan describes the school district’s overall vision for students, annual goals, and specific actions the district will take to achieve the vision and goals. The LCAP focuses on eight areas identified as state priorities.
The purpose of the Student Accountability Report Card (SARC) is to provide parents and the community with important information about each public school. A SARC can be an effective way for a school to report on its progress in achieving goals. The public may also use a SARC to evaluate and compare schools on a variety of indicators. State law requires every school in California to publish a School Accountability Report Card, by February 1 of each year. A hard copy is available upon request at the school site.
School districts and County Offices of Education (referred to as Local Educational Agencies, or ELAs) joined together in geographical regions in order to develop a regional special education service delivery system.
The Healthy Schools Act of 2000 requires all California school districts to notify parents and guardians of pesticide use at their child’s school. Tulare City School District uses a professional pest control company along with spot or directed spraying done by certified district employees, with every attempt made to apply pesticides on Saturdays or during major holiday breaks or, when necessary, on off hours such as before or after school. Warning signs are posted at the school site, where pesticides will be applied, at least 24-hours prior to the application and 72-hours after the application. If you wish to be notified of individual pesticide applications at the school site, please email the IPM Secretary at [email protected] or call (559) 685-7200 to request for individual pesticide application notification. Upon receipt of this request, the District will notify you 72-hours prior to application.
The Tulare City School District holds Parent Community Meetings during the school year, as indicated on our district calendar. Representatives (school personnel and parents) from each school site come to discuss and share district policies and programs, while providing feedback relating to the programs discussed at each meeting.