Courtesy of the Hollister School District:
The Hollister School District will hold another Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) community engagement meeting on February 26, 2020. The LCAP process, underway since December 2019, moves closer into focus.
The school district recently held a well attended community meeting at the Hollister School District Office on February 12, 2020. The district presented three overarching focus areas during that meeting:
- Improved academic achievement for all students through quality teaching and intervention.
- Safe, engaging, and inclusive classrooms and schools that address the social/emotional needs of all students.
- Schools that develop and maintain high levels of parent involvement, parent education and student engagement; where parents are welcomed and expected to participate in their child’s education.
Superintendent Diego Ochoa has led the first four meetings with parents and community members. These meetings have focused on the LCAP process, a review of district performance results, and a focus on areas for improvement. Parents were provided with academic data focusing on each school. Parents then discussed how the district’s current LCAP supports or does not support student success. The process culminated with members in attendance identifying Areas of Focus, including: Academic growth over time, Improvement to school climate, English Language Development for all children, middle school test score stagnation, parent education, pupil attendance, and excessive pupil suspensions.
The February 26, 2020 meeting will focus on gathering recommended actions and services from members present regarding ways to address the district’s three overarching Focus Areas. The district will then take the months of March and April to draft the more than 100 page LCAP document. Superintendent Ochoa said, “If a school district truly engages the community in the LCAP process, it becomes the true roadmap for the organization. All voices are heard and students become the focus of the LCAP.”
For more information, please contact Superintendent Diego Ochoa at email@example.com.