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Superintendent Amy Slavensky’s Response to the Community Following the LCAP Public Hearing Period from June 12, 2019, through June 26, 2019.

Dear Amador County Public Schools Community,

Thank you for your participation in the 2019-20 Joint ACUSD/ACOE Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) process.  The process took place between January-June 2019 and included community meetings in each of the five major regions of our county, staff meetings at every school, a broad-based survey, data review processes, and the work of the LCAP Advisory Committee to review the data, identify themes and needs, and prioritize potential actions and services to meet the needs of all students.

Since 2014, the California Department of Education (CDE) has been working to support local control with respect to how school districts and county offices of education make educational decisions to support all students.  With fiscal oversight and other accountability measures in place, the CDE provides certain expectations and 10 required state priorities to support local control.  One of these expectations is the hearing period between the Board of Trustees’ first reading and second reading/adoption of the annual budget and the annual revision of the LCAP.  The Board declared a successful first reading of the LCAP on June 12, 2019, and a successful second reading and adoption on June 26, 2019.

During the hearing period, announced at the June 12th Board of Trustees meeting and on the ACUSD public webpage, additional feedback beyond the January-June process was requested from community members.  The public webpage made this announcement and provided an email link to me for this purpose.  There were no responses with additional input during this period of time.

Through the stakeholder engagement process from January through June 2019, it seems clear that the Board of Trustees, staff and the community are in agreement about certain priorities including student achievement and social-emotional wellness for all students.  As a result, the two related main goals from 2017-18 and 2018-19 will continue into 2019-20 with key actions and services to support them.

Based on multiple data sets (survey, student achievement, observational, narrative response, etc.) and resulting effectiveness, some actions and services will be strengthened and others will be reduced or limited. These revisions are based on feedback and/or needs demonstrated in the data.  Details about these key revisions are included in Mr. Sean Snider’s presentation to the Board on June 12, 2019, and can be found here: https://amadorcoe.org/wp-content/uploads/Revised-2019-20-LCAP-Presentation

Thank you again for your continued feedback and support, on behalf of all Amador County Public Schools students.

Sincerely,

Dr. Amy L. Slavensky, ACUSD Superintendent of Schools