Categorical programs are a major component of district and site services. Federal and state categorical programs were created by the legislators to serve the special needs of students that are not covered by the general fund regular education programs. Each categorical program comes with its own program intent, rules, regulations, and exemplary practices.
For further information, please contact Cathie Morris, at (661) 636-4593.
Each school that operates programs funded through the Consolidated Application must develop a Single School Plan for Pupil Achievement as required by Education Code 64001. The California Department of Education has provided a single, comprehensive school plan template that meets the content requirements of EC 64001. Schools operating School-Based Coordinated Programs or School-Wide Programs may use this template with some additions/adaptations to meet the specific requirements of those programs. The template may also be used as the foundation for II/USP and High Priority Action Plans and CSRD plans with supplemental information as required by those specific programs.
Please contact Cathie Morris at (661) 636-4593 or Sherrill Young, Co-op Consultant at (661) 636-4334 with any questions.
School Site Council (SSC) Training Update
School Site Councils are required to receive training and Site Council members who have received formal training will be more effective in their role. The next training provided by the Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office is scheduled for the fall of 2009.
For further information contactSherri Young at 636-4334 or CathieMorris at 636-4593
On January 8, 2002 President Bush signed into law the No Child left Behind Act-the most sweeping reform of federal education policy in a generation. The legislation, which closely follows the President’s agenda to improve America’s public schools, passed Congress with overwhelming bipartisan majorities.
Accountability for Results: Creates strong standards in each state for what every child should know and learn in reading and math in grades 3-8. Student progress and achievement will be measured.
Unprecedented State & Local Flexibility & Reduced Red Tape: Provides new flexibility for all 50 states and every local school district in America in the use of federal education funds.
Focusing Resources on Proven Educational Methods: Focuses educational dollars on proven, research-based approaches that will most help children to learn.
Expanded Choices for Parents: Enhance options for parents with children in chronically failing schools – and makes these options available immediately in the 2002-03 school year for students in thousands of schools already identified as failing under current law.
NCLB/HOUSSE Documents “new”
- NCLB Document Cover Page
- Excerpts from Resource Guide for HOUSSE, Part 2
- Lesson Plan Template – Draft
- Sample Observation Form – Side by Side
- Sample Observation Form – Top to Bottom
- NCLB Resource Guide Form
(Please note that Microsoft Word is needed to open the documents that are listed above.)
For further information contact Cathie Morris at (661) 636-4593.
California Association of Administrators of State and Federal Education Programs
CAASFEP is a professional organization for directors of state and federal education programs. CAASFEP members are responsible for implementing categorical programs funded by states or federal departments in school districts and county offices of education. CAASFEP is an affiliate of NAFEPA – the National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators.
The County Co-op was formed to coordinate some instructional services for small districts. The school districts involved in the Co-op are:
Belridge School District
Blake School District
ButtonwillowUnion School District
Caliente Union School District
Di Giorgio School District
Elk Hills School District
Linns Valley-Poso Flat School District
Maricopa Unified School District
Maple School District
McKittrick School District
Pond Union School District
Semitropic School District
Each of these small districts participates in the Co-op by choice. Services provided by KCSOS include completion/submission of the district’s Consolidated Application, and support and guidance with regard to the updating of the district’s LEA Plan, categorical compliance, budget issues, as well as other matters pertinent to small schools. Participating districts pay an annual membership fee.
For further information, please contact Sherrill Young, Co-Op Consultant at (661) 636-4334 or Cathie Morris, Coordinator at 636-4593.
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act ensures that each homeless child and youth has equal access to (1) the same free, appropriate public education as other children and youth, and (2) the services that they need to enable them to meet the same challenging student academic achievement standards to which all students are held. (No Child Left Behind)
For further information, please contact Cathie Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org or (661) 636- 4593
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