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Los Angeles COE |  BP  0420  Philosophy, Goals, Objectives and Comprehensive Plans

School Plans/Site Councils   

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The County Board believes that comprehensive planning is necessary at each school in order to focus school improvement efforts on student academic achievement and facilitate the effective use of LACOE resources. The County Superintendent or designee shall ensure that school plans provide clear direction and identify cohesive strategies aligned with school and LACOE goals.

(cf. 0000 - Vision)

(cf. 0200 - Board Priorities for LACOE)

(cf. 0400 - Comprehensive Plans)

(cf. 0415 - Equity)

(cf. 0450 - Comprehensive School Safety Plan)

(cf. 0460 - Local Control and Accountability Plan)

Each school that participates in one or more federal and/or state categorical programs funded through the state's consolidated application process pursuant to Education Code 64000 shall establish a school site council in accordance with Education Code 65000-65001. The school site council shall develop, approve, and annually review and update a school plan for student achievement (SPSA) which consolidates the plans required for those categorical programs into a single plan, unless otherwise prohibited by law. (Education Code 64001)

(cf. 0450 - Comprehensive School Safety Plan)

(cf. 1431 - Waivers)

(cf. 3513.3 - Tobacco and Marijuana Free Schools and Facilities)

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

(cf. 5147 - Dropout Prevention)

(cf. 6020 - Parent Involvement)

(cf. 6142.91 - Reading/Language Arts Instruction)

(cf. 6164.2 - Counseling/Guidance Services)

(cf. 6171 - Title I Programs)

(cf. 6174 - Education for English Learners)

(cf. 6190 - Evaluation of the Instructional Program)

The County Superintendent or designee shall review each school's SPSA to ensure that it meets the content requirements for all applicable programs is based on an analysis of current practices and student academic performance, and reasonably links improvement strategies to identified needs of the school and students. The County Superintendent or designee shall also ensure consistency between the specific actions included in the LACOE's local control and accountability plan and the strategies identified in each school's SPSA.

The County Board shall review and approve each school's SPSA whenever there are any material revisions affecting the academic programs for students participating in the categorical programs addressed in the SPSA.

If the County Board does not approve a school's SPSA, it shall communicate its specific reasons for disapproval of the plan to the school site council. The school site council shall then revise and resubmit the SPSA to the County Board for its approval. (Education Code 64001)

The County Superintendent or designee shall ensure that school administrators and school site council members receive training on the roles and responsibilities of the school site council.

The SPSA may serve as the school improvement plan required when a school is identified for targeted or comprehensive support pursuant to 20 USC 6303. (Education Code 64001)

(cf. 0500 - Accountability)

Any complaint alleging noncompliance with requirements related to the establishment of school site councils or the development of the SPSA may be filed with LACOE in accordance with LACOE's uniform complaint procedures pursuant to 5 CCR 4600-4670 and BP/AR 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures. (Education Code 64001)

(cf. 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures)

Legal Reference:


52-53 Designation of schools

33133 Information guide for school site councils

35147 Open meeting laws exceptions

41500-41573 Categorical education block grants

52055.700-52055.770 Quality Education Investment Act

52060-52077 Local control and accountability plan

52176 English learner advisory committees

52500-52617 Adult education

52800-52887 School-Based Program Coordination Act

52890 Qualifications and duties of outreach consultants

54100-54145 Miller-Unruh Basic Reading Act

54650-54659 Education Improvement Incentive Program

56000-56867 Special education

64000 Categorical programs included in consolidated application

64001 School plan for student achievement, consolidated application programs

65000-65001 School site councils


104420 Tobacco use prevention


3930-3937 Compliance plans

4600-4670 Uniform complaint procedures

11308 English learner advisory committees


6303 School improvement

6311 Accountability, adequate yearly progress

6314 Schoolwide programs; schoolwide program plan

6421-6472 Programs for neglected, delinquent, and at-risk children and youth

6601-6651 Teacher and Principal Training and Recruitment program

6801-7014 Limited English proficient and immigrant students

7101-7165 Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities

7341-7355c Rural Education Initiative

Management Resources:


A Guide for Developing the Single Plan for Student Achievement: A Resource for the School Site Council, February 2013


California Healthy Kids Survey

California School Climate Survey


California Department of Education

U.S. Department of Education:



adopted: March 19, 2019 Downey, California