March 22, 2017 – Hundreds of Bakersfield City School District (BCSD) parents and families gathered in the BCSD auditorium Tuesday evening to hear an update on the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) actions for 2016-2017. BCSD Superintendent Doc Ervin, and Assistant Superintendent Mark Luque, shared with attendees some of the actions the district has taken during the last academic year to help meet BCSD’s three LCAP goals: Improve Academic Achievement, Ensure a Safe and Healthy Environment, and Parent Engagement.
“I came to this meeting because every time I participate in BCSD activities for parents I grow as a person,” said Ana Luna, parent at Cato Middle School. “I understand the importance of being involved in my children’s education to help them achieve their academic success.”
To help meet the goal of Improving Academic Achievement, Mr. Ervin and Mr. Luque shared information about programs implemented during the last school year such as a new data management system and professional learning opportunities for teachers, as well as additional support for educational enhancement programs in areas such as Multilingual Education, Visual and Performing Arts, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). To continue providing a safe environment, the district has continued their efforts of providing on-going intense behavioral support, suspension alternative programs and attendance intervention, and the implementation of three school-based wellness centers to provide medical, dental, mental, and vision care. To increase parent engagement, the district hired 43 Family and Community Engagement Liaisons to help support parents at each school site, and increased the number of Parent Resource Centers across the district. Parents in attendance have noticed the increased outreach by the districts to families encouraging them to get involved in their child’s education.
“We as parents are an important component in our children’s academic learning,” said Rocio Rodriguez, parent at Mt. Vernon Elementary School. “My children’s dreams should be my dreams and I have to help them to advance academically.”
The LCAP is an important component of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). Under the LCFF, all school districts are required to prepare an LCAP, which describes how they intend to meet annual goals for all pupils, with specific activities to address state and local priorities. Those who were unable to attend the forum can provide their feedback via an online survey.
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