If you would like to get involved in supporting our schools you can participate on your school site's School Site Council (SSC), English Learner Advisory Council (ELAC), or Parent Teacher Group/Association. You can also attend the District English Learner's Advisory Committee (DELAC), the District Advisory Council (DAC) or the Central Coast Community Collaborative.
For more information, contact your child's school or the District Office (831-633-3343).
Local Control Funding Priorities Survey
Please provide input on how to prioritize services and programs for students in North Monterey County.
Greetings from the Superintendent
Dear Parents and Community Members:
Our schools and staff are responding to many recent and new shifts in public education that are designed to provide more flexibility at the local level while maintaining accountability to ensure our students are learning.
Please take some time to become more knowledgeable about these changes and how you can be involved in helping our schools meet our students’ learning needs.
Common Core State Standards (CCSS): These are rigorous standards that require a focus on college and career readiness skills. Our teachers and staff are beginning implementation with a focus in math and English Language Development this year. You will see a change in how our students approach solving a problem with a focus on explaining and proving their answers. www.corestandards.org or www.cde.ca.gov
21st Century Learning: Instruction in the classroom will need to provide students will more opportunities for critical thinking, collaborating, communicating and the opportunity to creative or innovate. This also requires the use of technology and a shift in how we use our classrooms and school facilities. Measure H, our school facilities bond, if passed will address some of our basic classroom technology needs. www.p21.org
Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP): This is California’s new funding model for public schools. Funding will be different and will require each school district to develop a strategic plan that will ensure all students are achieving. The new funding model allows for re-alignment of resources to better address student learning at the local level. All stakeholders (parents, students, community members, teachers, staff, administrators) will need to come together to determine how to best align all resources and funding within the LCAP. www.cde.ca.gov or http://lcff.wested.org
Oversight of the new funding model and accountability: The Monterey County Office of Education provides direct oversight of all public K-16 schools (includes community colleges). There is a new financial management system, ESCAPE that was converted from the old system and it went live on July 1st. All school district business offices are transitioning to this new ESCAPE system in addition to the new California funding model and accounting code requirements. This is a transitional year for school finance and therefore an opportunity look more deeply at how resources support student learning. http://www.montereycoe.org
Stakeholders will be invited to discuss various aspects of how to provide for our students and ensure they are learning. There are various groups/committees that will be helping to identify and prioritize efforts and resources. Attached is the LCAP/LCFF and Strategic Planning Timeline overview (Click here). Futures dates/times and locations for these groups/committees will be posted soon.
We are all going to do our very best to implement these new requirements while keeping in mind our local context and unique needs of our students. Please contact me if you would like additional information at email@example.com
2013-2014 Academic Calendars:
"NMCUSD District Mission: An innovative community school system, we equip preschool to adult students with the skills, knowledge and attitudes they will need to pursue their life goals responsibly and creatively in a radically changing society."
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