Cottonwood Union School District’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Journey…

This year as we updated our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), we actively sought input from various stakeholder groups, including board members, teachers, parents, English advisory group, site councils, parent advisory, district leadership (superintendent, teachers, classified employees, confidential employees, management, and heads of departments), foster parent advisory group, student advisory groups, teacher association, Shasta County Office of Education, and community members. We actively seek to engage all stakeholders in the LCAP process and are guided by the vision and direction of creating a more collaborative culture for the benefit of all students by seeking out strengths of our district and areas of improvement. In addition, our goal was to establish baseline data, with an emphasis on building academic measures, to utilize for future analysis. Taking a step back from the initial LCAP process to look for reoccurring themes throughout the process proved to be valuable. This process reconfirmed the specific areas of improvement for our school district. These themes/goals are:

1.) Increase Academic Proficiency and Support Learning

2.)  Increase Effective Communication/Connectedness and Promote a Positive Culture/Climate

3.) Provide Safe and Well-Maintained Facilities

4.) A Focus on School Attendance

We appreciate the support of our dedicated Board of Trustees, administrative team, teachers, classified staff, parents, community members and students. As a team we will continue to work together to build a new future for our students and our district. Our school district is excited to share with you what we have been working on for our students. Our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) is an excellent example of bringing our school community together to improve our school district. Our State of the District shares our accomplishments and celebrations from our last school year. Please take the opportunity to read through these documents, as you too, will celebrate with us all the wonderful effort of our school community. To find out what to look for this year see the links to the right.