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Audience: Legislative Advocacy

Before you attend your school LCAP meeting, consider using this Ed100 LCAP Checklist and also reading the following Ed100 lessons broken down by the 8 LCAP Priorities:

 

Priority 1 - Basic Services

Providing all students access to fully credentialed teachers, instructional materials that align with state standards, and safe facilities.


Priority 2 - Implement State Standards: Implementation of California’s academic standards, including the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and math, Next Generation Science Standards, English language development, history social science, visual and performing arts, health education and physical education standards.


Priority 3 - Parent Involvement: Parent involvement and participation, so the local community is engaged in the decision-making process and the educational programs of students.


Priority 4 - Student Achievement: Improving student achievement and outcomes along multiple measures, including test scores, English proficiency and college and career preparedness.


Priority 5 - Student Engagement: Supporting student engagement, including whether students attend school or are chronically absent.


Priority 6 - School Climate: Highlighting school climate and connectedness through a variety of factors, such as suspension and expulsion rates and other locally identified means.


Priority 7 - Course Access: Ensuring all students have access to classes that prepare them for college and careers, regardless of what school they attend or where they live.


Priority 8 - Other Student Outcomes: Measuring other important student outcomes related to required areas of study, including physical education and the arts.

 

2017-2018 SRVUSD LCAP Presentation 

SRVUSD LCAP "Single Plan for Student Achievement" Data Package

 

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Posted by: Iris Tessler
Published: 12/6/17




Audience: Homepage, For PTA Leaders, Legislative Advocacy and Parent & Community Concerns

The San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs encourages all PTA members to sign up with Ed100 as a way to learn more about how our California public education system works and to have a chance to win $1,000 for your school PTA. Be sure to add your school name when you create your account so that your PTA gets credit!

 

What is Ed100?

Ed100 has teamed up with California State PTA to provide a practical way for parent leaders, teachers and community members to learn about education issues, one lesson at a time. Ed100 is a free, self-paced online course that prepares you to make a difference in your school or school district. California's education system is complex and changing fast. Ed100 helps you learn what you need to know to be informed, credible and ready for action. Each lesson takes about 5 minutes, in English or in Spanish. Here’s a quick video to explain Ed100 a bit more: https://youtu.be/0Z2XwEbukYU

 

Which lessons should I start with?

Our PTA council has highlighted a few lessons which specifically address topics that have been widely discussed in our San Ramon Valley school communities:

 

Ed100 CHAPTER 8 - Lessons on Taxes and School Funding


How do I win the $1,000 for my PTA?

When you complete a lesson on Ed100 and answer the review question correctly, you earn a ticket for your PTA to be entered into a drawing for a $1,000 prize. The next drawing is on Thursday, December 7th, 2017. Please note: a rule of the $1,000 drawing is that you need to have at least two Ed100 participants from your school. When you sign up for Ed100, you can check the Leaderboard for a list of your school participants.

 

 

We invite you to sign up for Ed100 and start earning those tickets. By using Ed100, your school PTA could be the lucky winner and you'll know even more about our education systems!

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Posted by: Iris Tessler
Published: 11/6/17




Audience: Homepage and Legislative Advocacy

What is Ed100?

Ed100 has teamed up with California State PTA to provide a practical way for parent leaders, teachers and community members to learn about education issues, one lesson at a time. Ed100 is a free, self-paced online course that prepares you to make a difference in your school or school district. California's education system is complex and changing fast. Ed100 helps you learn what you need to know to be informed, credible and ready for action. Each lesson takes about 5 minutes, in English or in Spanish. Here’s a quick video to explain Ed100 a bit more: https://youtu.be/0Z2XwEbukYU

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Posted by: Iris Tessler
Published: 10/21/17




Audience: Homepage and Legislative Advocacy

September 29, 2017 presentation on Local Control Funding Formula by Rachel Hurd, SRVUSD Board Trustee: 

Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) - a Conceptual Discussion

 

 

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Posted by: Iris Tessler
Published: 10/18/17




Audience: Homepage, Legislative Advocacy and Legislative Advocacy


Parents, educators & community members: REGISTRATION is now open for PTA Advocacy Day for Education. Check it out and buy your ticket!

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Posted by: Iris Tessler
Published: 2/26/17




Audience: Legislative Advocacy

Gov. Jerry Brown released his 2016 – 2017 budget proposal Jan. 7, 2016. California State PTA President Justine Fischer offered insights on behalf of the state’s largest child-advocacy organization:

“The governor’s proposed budget increases per-pupil funding and corrects many historical fiscal inequities that hurt public education during years of deficit spending. Increasing funding by $368 per pupil and meeting 95 percent of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) commitment demonstrates a sound investment in the children of our state. The governor’s proposal is an excellent start for discussions with the Legislature, particularly regarding early childhood learning, school facilities and a long-term vision for state and local accountability. For the complete statement please go to

http://capta.org/resource/california-state-pta-responds-to-governors-2016-2017-budget-proposal/

 

To learn more about the K-12 Education proposed budget click on the following link http://capta.org/resource/california-state-pta-responds-to-governors-2016-2017-budget-proposal/

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Posted by: Dima Anqud
Published: 1/24/17




Audience: Legislative Advocacy

As a PTA member you speak up for your children every day. Now, with the Click My Cause app, you have the power to speak up for all children with the click of a button. Here's how it works:  when a PTA supported bill needs public support in Sacramento, we'll send you a mobile alert. As soon as you receive the alert:
 

Step-by-Step Guide 

1.  From your iPhone, download the Click My Cause app from the App Store

a.  Select your organization (PTA)

b.  Select "ok" to allow notifications. You must allow notifications to receive our alerts

c.  Take the quick tour and get started


2.  Click the red "Act Now" button to send postcard

a.  On your organization home screen, you will see the list of bills we are tracking. 

b.  When there is a red "Act Now" button below a bill, it's time for you to take action and use the app to email Sacramento:

Click 1:  "Act Now" button

Click 2: "Send Postcard"

 

3.  We'll send you more alerts. When you see the alerts, there are 2 ways to act:

a.  From the Alert on your iPhone screen:

Click 1: open the alert

Click 2: "send postcard" (Email)

b.  From the Icon on your iPhone screen:

When you have an alert pending, the Click My Cause app will display a red badge with the number "1" in it. When you see this number, open your app. 

 

By clicking "Send Postcard," an email will be delivered from you to your CA State Assembly Member, your CA State Senator, the committee or floor where the bill is pending, and the Governor.

 

4.  Your First "Postcard"

When you send your first "postcard," you will need to enter your street address to allow the CMC app to identify your Sacramento representatives.  We do not share your personal information; the app company (Click My Cause) does not share your personal information. The CMC privacy policy can be accessed from the app.

 

5.  Repeated Alerts

Look for alerts in June, August and September of this year.  You may receive repeated alerts on the same bill as it progresses through the legislature. When you have a pending alert, the app icon will display a red badge with the number "1" on it.

 

Thank you for downloading the app and making a difference for our children.  If you have more questions, there is an FAQ on the Click My Cause website - www.clickmycause.com or email info@ClickMyCause.com.

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Posted by: Iris Tessler
Published: 8/22/16