School District Plans & Big Issues

school-bus-15383779The Education Team attends school board meetings, budget conferences, and personally meets educators. At the start of the process, we monitored the school districts process to develop their individual LCFF Local Control Funding Formula and LCAP Local Control and Accountibility Plans. There are many enthusiastic people and organizations working on this goal and many opportunities to take part.

District Plans

CA Regulations.  Local Control Funding Formula information from the California Department of Education.

Berkeley USD

Berkeley USD Local Control Funding, Discussion on how the LCFF will effect Berkeley Schools.  Includes links to their LCAP plan.  Check “Quick Links” on the Home page for LCAP’s “Executive Summary 2014-2017.”

Berkeley 2020 Statement of Berkeley’s 2020 Vision.

Berkeley Schools Excellence Program.  This group’s campaign is crucial to timely advancement of Common Core goals by providing opportunities for schools.

BUSD School Board  Attend School Board meetings to speak on issues. Download agendas and minutes from past meetings.

Albany USD

Albany USD.  Packed with information – Board Meetings, Strategic Plans, LCFF, and more.

Emeryville USD

Emeryville USD Local Control Accountability Plan LCAP.  Links to the plan and LCAP formula websites.

Emeryville School Board.  School Board of Trustees meeting agendas, minutes, and policies.

District Big Issues

Safety Issues Debated

The NEA, AFT, and EveryTown for Gun Safety Report

“In this report, the nation’s largest education unions and its largest gun safety organization are joining together to present a plan that combines carefully tailored gun safety policies with school-based intervention strategies. Using data to paint the full picture of what gun violence looks like on school grounds and drawing upon research and recommendations from school safety experts, Everytown for Gun Safety, the American Federation of Teachers, and the National Education Association have crafted a plan focused on intervention that can prevent mass shooting incidents and help end gun violence in American schools.” Go to:

CHDS–K-12 School Shooting Database – The K-12 school shooting database documents each and every instance a gun is brandished, is fired, or a bullet hits school property for any reason, regardless of the number of victims, time of day, or day of week.

Federal Commission on School Safety –  Photos of members of the committee, dates for committee meetings, state reports on incidents, and more.  Those interested can watch the lengthy commission meetings as video.

Urban Institute – This Institute was founded in 1968 by President Lyndon Johnson during the “War on Poverty.”  Discusses contemporary issues – affirmative action, immigration, school violence, and more.


National Center for Educational Statistics – The 53rd in a series of publications initiated in 1962, the Digest’s purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of education from prekindergarten through graduate school. The Digest contains data on a variety of topics, including the number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, and graduates, in addition to educational attainment, finances, and federal funds for education, libraries, and international comparisons – cover date January 2019.