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Burbank USD |  AR  0520.3  Philosophy, Goals, Objectives and Comprehensive Plans

Title I Program Improvement Districts   

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Whenever the district is notified that it has been identified for PI under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, the district shall complete all of the following actions:

1. Conduct a self-assessment using materials and criteria based on current research and provided by the California Department of Education. (Education Code 52055.57)

2. Verify the fundamental teaching and learning needs in district schools as determined by the self-assessment and identifying the specific academic problems of low-achieving students, including a determination as to why the prior Title I local educational agency (LEA) plan failed to increase student academic achievement

3. Ensure that the district receives intensive support and expertise to implement reform initiatives in the LEA plan

(cf. 0520.2 - Title I Program Improvement Schools)

(cf. 6171 - Title I Programs)

4. Within three months after the district's identification for PI, develop or revise the LEA plan in consultation with parents/guardians, school staff, and others. This plan shall reflect the findings of the self-assessment and shall: (20 USC 6316; 34 CFR 200.52; Education Code 52055.57)

a. Incorporate scientifically based research strategies that will strengthen the core academic program in district schools

b. Identify actions that have the greatest likelihood of improving student achievement in meeting the state's academic achievement standards

c. Address the professional development needs of the instructional staff

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4331 - Staff Development)

d. Include specific measurable achievement goals and targets for each of the student subgroups identified pursuant to 20 USC 6311, especially those who are not achieving

e. Address the fundamental teaching and learning needs in the district's schools and the specific academic problems of low-achieving students, including a determination of why the district's prior plan failed to bring about increased student academic achievement

f. Incorporate, as appropriate, student learning activities before school, after school, during the summer, and during any extension of the school year

(cf. 5148.2 - Before/After School Programs)

(cf. 6176 - Weekend/Saturday Classes)

(cf. 6177 - Summer School)

(cf. 6179 - Supplemental Instruction)

g. Specify the responsibilities of the district and the state under the plan, including the district's fiscal responsibilities under 20 USC 6321 and the technical assistance to be provided by the state

h. Include strategies to promote effective parent/guardian involvement in district schools

(cf. 6020 - Parent Involvement)

5. Implement the LEA plan expeditiously, but not later than the beginning of the next school year after the school year in which the district administered the assessments that resulted in its PI identification (20 USC 6316; 34 CFR 200.52; Education Code 52055.57)


approved: November 5, 2009 Burbank, California

revised: October 19, 2017