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Burbank USD |  BP  0200  Philosophy, Goals, Objectives and Comprehensive Plans

Goals For The School District   

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As part of the Board of Education's responsibility to set direction for the school district, the Board shall adopt long-term goals focused on the achievement of all district students. The district's goals shall be aligned with the district's vision, mission, philosophy, and priorities.

(cf. 0000 - Vision)

(cf. 0100 - Philosophy)

(cf. 9000 - Role of the Board)

In developing goals and identifying strategies to achieve those goals, the Board and Superintendent shall solicit input and review from key stakeholders. The Board shall also review and consider quantitative and/or qualitative data, including data disaggregated by student subgroup and school site, to ensure that district goals are aligned with student needs.

When developing the district's goals, the Board shall consider the following areas:

1. Developing curriculum, assessments, and instructional materials that are aligned with the state's content standards, frameworks, and assessments

(cf. 6141 - Curriculum Development and Evaluation)

(cf. 6161.1 - Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials)

(cf. 6162.51 - Standardized Testing and Reporting Program)

(cf. 6162.52 - High School Exit Examination)

2. Maintaining safe and orderly campuses which promote learning

(cf. 0450 - Comprehensive Safety Plan)

3. Ensuring that all students achieve proficiency in essential areas of skill and knowledge and attain the academic, career, and technical skills needed to succeed in a knowledge- and skills-based economy

(cf. 6142.91 - Reading/Language Arts Instruction)

(cf. 6l42.92 - Mathematics Instruction)

(cf. 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements)

(cf. 6146.5 - Elementary/Middle School Graduation Requirements)

(cf. 6178 - Career Technical Education)

4. Providing for the specialized needs of identified groups of students, including providing necessary support and intervention programs and closing the gap between low-achieving and high-achieving students

(cf. 5149 - At-Risk Students)

(cf. 6164.4 - Identification and Evaluation of Individuals for Special Education)

(cf. 6164.6 - Identification and Education Under Section 504)

(cf. 6172 - Gifted and Talented Student Program)

(cf. 6179 - Supplemental Instruction)

5. Providing a system of shared accountability for student achievement with clear performance standards and consequences

(cf. 0510 - School Accountability Report Card)

(cf. 2140 - Evaluation of the Superintendent)

(cf. 4115; 4215; 4315 - Evaluation/Supervision)

(cf. 9400 - Board Self-Evaluation)

6. Promoting student health, nutrition, and physical activity in order to enhance learning

(cf. 3550 - Food Service/Child Nutrition Program)

(cf. 5030 - Student Wellness)

(cf. 6142.7 - Physical Education)

(cf. 6142.8 - Comprehensive Health Education)

7. Developing each student's self-respect, respect for others, appreciation for diversity, and sense of personal responsibility

(cf. 5137 - Positive School Climate)

(cf. 6141.6 - Multicultural Education)

(cf. 6142.3 - Civic Education)

8. Allocating time and resources for staff collaboration, planning and professional development activities aligned with the district's goals

(cf. 4131; 4231; 4331 - Staff Development)

9. Maintaining fiscal integrity for the district and aligning resources to instructional needs and priorities for student achievement

(cf. 3100 - Budget)

(cf. 3400 - Management of District Assets/Accounts)

(cf. 3460 - Financial Reports and Accountability)

10. Improving the organization, management, and decision-making structure and capabilities of the district to better support the education of students

(cf. 0420.5 - School-Based Decision Making)

(cf. 2000 - Concepts and Roles)

11. Employing technology in ways that enhance learning, teaching, and noninstructional operations

(cf. 0440 - District Technology Plan)

(cf. 4040 - Employee Use of Technology)

(cf. 6163.4 - Student Use of Technology)

12. Providing and maintaining facilities to meet the needs of present and future students

(cf. 7000 - Concepts and Roles)

(cf. 7110 - Facilities Master Plan)

13. Maintaining positive relations with parents/guardians and the community, emphasizing communication and inviting participation in the schools

(cf. 1100 - Communication with the Public)

(cf. 1113 - District and School Web Sites)

(cf. 1220 - Citizen Advisory Committees)

(cf. 1240 - Volunteer Assistance)

(cf. 1700 - Relations Between Private Industry and the Schools)

(cf. 6020 - Parent Involvement)

14. Collaborating with other public agencies and private organizations to ensure that children's physical, social, and emotional needs are met

(cf. 1020 - Youth Services)

(cf. 1400 - Relations between Other Governmental Agencies and the Schools)

Each goal shall include measurable standards, performance indicators, and benchmarks that can be used to determine the district's progress toward meeting that goal.

The Superintendent or designee shall, with the involvement of district and school site staff, develop short-term objectives, actions, and timelines designed to enable the district to achieve its long-term goals. The Superintendent or designee shall also ensure that district improvement plans and reform efforts are aligned with the district's goals.

(cf. 0400 - Comprehensive Plans)

(cf. 0420 - School Plans/Site Councils)

(cf. 0520.1 - High Priority Schools Grant Programs)

(cf. 0520.2 - Title I Program Improvement Schools)

(cf. 0520.3 - Title I Program Improvement Districts)

(cf. 0520.4 - Quality Education Investment Schools)

(cf. 6171 - Title I Programs)

Goals shall be established for all students and each numerically significant subgroup as defined in Education Code 52052, which may include ethnic subgroups, socioeconomically disadvantaged students, English learners, students with disabilities, and foster youth, and shall address each of the state priorities identified in Education Code 52060 and any additional local priorities established by the Board. These goals shall be incorporated into the district's local control and accountability plan (LCAP). (Education Code 52060, 52062, 52063; 5 CCR 15497)

(cf. 0460 - Local Control and Accountability Plan)

(cf. 3553 - Free and Reduced Price Meals)

(cf. 6159 - Individualized Education Program)

(cf. 6173.1 - Education for Foster Youth)

(cf. 6174 - Education for English Language Learners)

The LCAP shall include a clear description of each goal, one or more of the state or local priorities addressed by the goal, any student subgroup(s) or school site(s) to which the goal is applicable, and expected progress toward meeting the goal for the term of the LCAP and in each year. (5 CCR 15497)

Each year the district's update to the LCAP shall review progress toward the goals and describe any changes to the goals. (Education Code 52060-52061)

(cf. 0500 - Accountability)

(cf. 6190 - Evaluation of the Instructional Program)

In addition to the goals identified in the LCAP, and consistent with those goals, the district and each school site may establish goals for inclusion in another district or school plan or for any other purpose. Such goals may address the improvement of governance, leadership, fiscal integrity, facilities, community involvement and collaboration, student wellness and other conditions of children, and/or any other areas of district or school operations. As appropriate, each goal shall include benchmarks or short-term objectives that can be used to determine progress toward meeting the goal.

(cf. 0400 - Comprehensive Plans)

(cf. 0420 - School Plans/Site Councils)

(cf. 0440 - District Technology Plan)

(cf. 5030 - Student Wellness)

(cf. 6171 - Title I Programs)

(cf. 7110 - Facilities Master Plan)

Legal Reference:


17002 State School Building Lease-Purchase Law, including definition of good repair

42238.01-42238.07 Local control funding formula

44258.9 County superintendent review of teacher assignment

51002 Local development of programs based on stated philosophy and goals

51020 Definition of goal

51021 Definition of objective

51041 Evaluation of the educational program

51210 Course of study for grades 1-6

51220 Course of study for grades 7-12

52050-52059 Public Schools Accountability Act, especially:

52052 Academic Performance Index; numerically significant student subgroups

52060-52077 Local control and accountability plan

60119 Sufficiency of textbooks and instructional materials; hearing and resolution

64000-64001 Consolidated application process


15497 Local control and accountability plan template


6311 Accountability, adequate yearly progress

6312 Local educational agency plan

Management Resources:


State Priorities for Funding: The Need for Local Control and Accountability Plans, Fact Sheet, August 2013



California Department of Education:


adopted: August 20, 2015 Burbank, California