Governmental Relations Webinars


Working Toward Coherence: Aligning ACS WASC, SPSA and LCAP

AIRED | Thursday, September 29, 2017 | 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Watch Dr. Barry Groves as he hosts a panel with subject matter experts: Dr. Marilyn George, Vice President, ACS WASC; Nancy Brownell, Director, ACS WASC; Dr. Thomas Adams, Deputy Superintendent, CDE; and Edgar Zazueta, ACSA Senior Director of Policy & Governmental Relations discuss local accountability and continuous improvement goals that are best accomplished if school plans are aligned with LCAPs. This webinar will share promising practices to increase understanding of how the Accrediting Commission for Schools Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC) Accreditation process supports school and district alignment of the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) and Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) plans and evaluation of implementation progress.

ESSA State Plan Draft Reveal

AIRED | Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
With the launch of California’s new state accountability system, local communities have an opportunity to use multiple measures, while focusing on continuous improvement efforts to strengthen student outcomes and close the achievement gap.

In partnership with the California Department of Education, and as part of the 30-day public comment period, join this conversation to get a preview of California’s draft Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) State Plan as the state attempts to align its work into one single, coherent local, state and federal accountability and continuous improvement system.

The draft plan is anticipated to be released on May 22. The State Board of Education looks forward to a robust discussion over the coming months with the goal of submitting California’s ESSA State Plan to the federal government by September 2017. This webinar will be an opportunity to get an overview of the key elements of the federal plan, provide your input and share your questions on these important issues.


A recording of the webinar is not available. Any questions, please contact Christy Sinclair.

New Accountability System: Get a Sneak Peek of the California School Dashboard!

AIRED | Wednesday, February 22 | 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Want to get a sneak peak of the new California School Dashboard? Watch this recorded webinar to obtain the latest information on these new reports on the performance of schools and districts that look at all aspects of a quality school environment. The webinar, co-hosted by Association of California School Administrators, California Association of School Business Officials, California County Superintendents Educational Services Association and California School Boards Association, will provide an overview of the report components, discuss the available resources, and explain how the multiple measures are displayed in the new data dashboard. This preview will help you be up to speed in time for the Dashboard’s public release in early March 2017 and share your outstanding questions. The co-hosts have worked with the State Board of Education and California Department of Education staff to ensure alignment of the content.

Local Capacity Building and California Collaborative for Educational Excellence

AIRED | Thursday, November 17 | 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
The 2016-17 state budget appropriated $20 million in one-time funding to the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE) to establish a statewide process to provide professional development training to county offices of education, school districts, and charter schools regarding the use of the LCFF evaluation rubrics for the development and implementation of a local educational agency (LEA) LCAP, and how the evaluation rubrics may be used to improve pupil outcomes and close the achievement gap for unduplicated students. In collaboration with CCEE staff, join this conversation to learn how the evaluation rubrics and the LCAP may be used to establish a system of continuous improvement within an LEA.

ESSA State Plan

AIRED | Tuesday, October 18 | 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
President Obama did away with No Child Left Behind when he signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) on December 10, 2015. This was welcomed news for the education community in California as our state moves toward adopting an accountability system that uses multiple measures and that is focused on continuous improvement. Join this conversation to learn more about ESSA and California’s draft ESSA State Plan as the state attempts to align its work into one single, coherent local, state and federal accountability and continuous improvement system. The State Board of Education anticipates a robust discussion over the coming months with the goal of submitting California’s ESSA State Plan to the federal government by March 2017. We look forward to receiving your input and questions on these important issues.

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LCAP Annual Update Template Redesign Effective 2017-18

AIRED | Tuesday, September 27 | 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
At its November 2016 meeting, the State Board of Education is expected to approve revisions to the LCAP and Annual Update Template for the 2017-18 school year. The Board is moving toward adopting a “static” LCAP template (effective for an inclusive three year period) instead of a “rolling” LCAP template (adding another year into the plan at the time of the annual update), with the goal of promoting strategic educational planning over multiple years. The revised version also includes an “LCAP Summary” section that maximizes accessibility of the LCAP’s content for stakeholders and the public. Join us for this webinar to get a preview of the revised draft LCAP and Annual Update Template as your school district and school sites get ready for the local community engagement process for the next cycle. This will be an opportunity to solicit input from district and county office of education staff and other administrators who complete LCAPs and those who participate in the LCAP process.

SBE Local Performance Indicators

AIRED | Tuesday, September 27 | 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
The California State Board of Education (SBE) adopted key components of the state’s new accountability and continuous improvement system. The LCFF evaluation rubrics are the cornerstone of the new accountability system and include state and local performance standards for each LCFF priority. The SBE approved a methodology for establishing standards for the LCFF priorities that are not addressed by the approved state indicators (referred to as local performance indicators), as well as a standard for local climate surveys. Please join co-hosts ACSA, CASBO, CCSESA and CSBA for a webinar on the local performance indicators. The interactive webinar will provide a review of the purpose of, and explain each local performance indicator. Webinar participants will be asked to provide feedback regarding their existing data collection process and the existing tools being utilized to determine progress on each of these LCFF priorities and to give suggestions for making the indicators most useful to their operations.

LCFF Evaluation Rubrics and New Accountability System

AIRED | Tuesday, August 30 | 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Get up to date on the proposed new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) evaluation rubrics and the multiple indicators that will be incorporated into the new accountability system. Participants will hear the latest on LCAP proposed revisions and key strategies for working with data and communicating the new evaluation rubrics to your community. ACSA staff will solicit input from webinar participants that will help inform ACSA’s recommendations to the State Board of Education before it takes action in September.

2016-17 State Budget & K-12 Issues

AIRED | Thursday, June 30 | 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Watch a recording of a webinar by the ACSA Governmental Relations team for the most important information school leaders need to know about the state’s enacted 2016-17 budget. Items covered include fiscal, policy and political realities local schools will face as a result of the final budget, as well as updates on the November 2016 ballot initiatives, the most recent information on pending legal cases, key legislation and the latest news on the development of the new state accountability system.