CTA Adopts New Strategic Long Term Plan
"After months of talking with, listening to and getting input from CTA members and staff, committees were formed correlating to eight key areas identified upon which to focus and build a strategic plan to lead CTA for the next three to five years. These committees developed goals and tasks in each focus area. Out of those goals and tasks, a final Strategic Plan was developed and was submitted in October to CTA State Council for review." At the January 2014 meeting of the CTA State Council the new CTA Strategic Long Term Plan was unanimously approved. Click HERE to read more about this plan at the CTA website.
Local Control Funding Formula Implemented Statewide
The LCFF, or Local Control Funding Formula, is part of the recent California budget approved in June. This monumental shift in how schools are funded gives districts more resources, local control, and flexibility to spend the money to best meet student needs. It also has many components that have still to be clarified. The LCFF is targeted to add $2.1 billion in funding for the 2013-14 school year. When fully implemented, the LCFF is targeted to increase California's education spending by $18 billion.
- Check out CTA online resources for more information.
- Video from the State Board of Education explaining the LCFF and LCAP
- Handout from the California PTA about the LCFF
- Handout from the California PTA about the LCAP
Smarter Balanced Assessments
This year STAR Testing has been suspended due to the passage of AB484 by the State Legislature and the Governor. Smarter Balanced Assessments will continue piloting this spring with the goal of implementation in the 2014-2015 school year. If you would like to know more about these assessments you can get updates on the Department of Education website (HERE) or you can subscribe to bi-monthly updates in your e-mail at: