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Consolidated Application/CARS/CALPADS

The California Department of Education uses the Consolidated Application (ConApp) to distribute funds from federal and state programs to county offices, school districts, and direct-funded charter schools. Entities submit required documentation in May and January each year to apply for funding and ensure that fiscal and program requirements are being met. The Consolidated Application and Reporting System (CARS) is the on-line data collection system that districts use to enter the Consolidated Application data.

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

GATE programs typically serve high-achieving and underachieving high-ability students, and provide specialized educational environments and/or opportunities. GATE program funding is now included in the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), and programs and services are now determined at the local level.

School Site Council

The School Site Council is a group of parents, teachers, other school staff, and students (at the secondary school level) that works with the school principal to develop, review and evaluate school improvement plans, programs, and school budgets. The members of the School Site Council are generally elected by their peers. They meet regularly throughout the school year and make modifications to the SPSA, as needed.

Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)

The purpose of the SPSA is to coordinate all educational services at the school in order to support student achievement. The SPSA, at a minimum, addresses how funds provided to the school through any resources identified in Education Code 64000 (which lists the programs funded through the Consolidated Application), will be used to improve the academic performance of all students. School goals shall be integrated with district goals set forth in the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The SPSA must integrate the purposes and requirements of all state and federal categorical programs in which the school participates.

 

2017-18 Professional Learning Opportunities

The events will be held at the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE), 6401 Linda Vista Road, San Diego, CA 92111, unless otherwise stated below.

Public Schools

This workshop will assist school district administrators in meeting federal requirements for providing equitable services to eligible students, teachers, and parents in non-public private schools under the selected programs incldued in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Participatns will learn what is required of them to be compliant with legal requirements, and receive various resources to assist them with their responsiblities.

March 6, 2018

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Categorical 101

The Categorical 101 workshop is for new state and federal program personnel, or experienced personnel who want to learn about new developments.  The workshop will explain the basics of state and federal funding and regulations so that districts will achieve effective and compliant programs.

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School Site Council Training

School Site Council is for new categorical directors or as a refresher event.

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State and Federal Programs Leadership Network

Each of the districts in San Diego County has a district administrator who is in charge of state and federal programs.  These administrators meet on a regular basis to network and share information. Scheduled time 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. 

2017-18 Meetings Dates - Registration

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Legislative Updates

For more information on legislative bills, please click on the link below.