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June 2018

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Picture of Dr. Miller Greetings Community Members,

The John Swett Unified School District is in the process of fully developing our Local Control Accountability Plan. As a reminder, the LCAP is a critical part of California's new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and is required of all school districts. It is a three-year, district-level plan that we update annually. This year we looked at a variety of data sources including the California School Dashboard, our Parent LCAP Survey, CELDT Scores, our high school course requests and enrollment analysis, a master schedule analysis, review of teacher credential alignment, and direct feedback from teachers, staff, students, and parents. We have also been conducting meetings with our various internal and external stakeholder groups in order to gather ideas and thoughts about our District's plan to support and engage all students. As a result, we have developed the following goals:

Goal 1: To improve overall student academic performance and reduce the achievement gap between the district’s highest and lowest performing students.
Goal 2: To increase and improve facilities maintenance and to take into account safety and security needs of students and staff.
Goal 3: To increase the number of students who graduate ready to enroll in two or four year colleges, other post-secondary training programs, receive acceptance to the U.S. Military, or transition successfully to the workforce by providing support to district students in grades TK through 12.
Goal 4: To increase student engagement through Common Core State Standards aligned instruction, the offering of enrichment programs, and enhance school climate through increased campus supervision and safety, and parental awareness/participation.
Goal 5: To raise achievement levels for those students identified as either 504 or Special Education (IDEA) eligible and to better serve the unduplicated pupils that are within that group.

Our way forward is to:
Strategically engage in actions and services focused on our low income students, foster youth, and English Learners.
Improve the climate and culture in all our schools so that every student feels both safe and included.
Ensure that all students are properly supported through a system of Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS).
Ensure that our schools are clean, well maintained, safe, and secure.
Provide counseling and support services for students that may be affected by trauma and adverse life circumstances.
Integrate wrap-around services at our school sites by using a team approach.
Ensure that all teachers have access to professional development that truly helps them improve their instructional practices.
Engage and involve all families in the process of educating students.
Focus on the Common Core State Standards with rigor!

During the Month of June our Governing Board will be convening a public hearing on our LCAP and taking action to adopt the final version of the plan for the upcoming school year. As always, we invite your participation and involvement in our work. I am also available for conversation and discussion about our District. Please feel free to reach out to me at 925-639-7408 or by email at


Charles Miller, Ed. D., Superintendent