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2013-14

Annual R eport

LAKECOE.ORG

To The Community

A Focus On Education This report was designed to view digitally. The digital version of this report is available at www.lakecoe.org


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INTRODUCTION


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hank you for reviewing the Lake County Office of Education’s Annual Report to the Community. The annual report is intended to share information regarding Lake County students, schools, and educational programs/services. The annual report includes information pertaining to the Lake County Office of Education (LCOE) and the seven school districts located within the county. You will see reviews and reports focusing on student performance, school finance, student enrollment, attendance, and special programs or services.

Message From The Superintendent

Education is the key to success. It is the key to a promising future. Our “Focus on Education” will provide the foundation for the success of all students in Lake County. Changes in educational funding, curriculum standards, school accountability, and student testing have created many challenges over the last two years. However, they have also created a great opportunity for local school districts to thrive and grow. As we embrace this opportunity, our “Focus on Education” will assure that improved student outcomes and success will remain the primary result of our work. Although educational funding has not returned to 2007/08 funding levels, local school districts have seen an uptick in revenue. Additionally, changes in the revenue structure have lead to much greater level of local decision making. The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) along with the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) will allow school districts in Lake County to focus resources on student educational outcomes that are meaningful and relevant in our communities. California’s content standards in English Language Arts and Math are aligned to the Common Core Standards that were proposed by the State Governors in an effort to have common educational expectations and outcomes from state to state. Lake County Schools are well on their way to incorporating the new content standards into daily instructional practices. At the County Office of Education we continue to “Focus on Education” by providing improved services and programs for all children. Our parent engagement initiative, the Hero Project, will continue to be a focus area. An enhanced focus will be applied to the concept of school readiness with greater access to LCOE preschool programs and continued growth of the Literacy Task Force. With a focus on workforce preparation, LCOE will continue to be a leader in the area career and college readiness. Thank you for reviewing the annual report. I look forward to working with you and for you on behalf of the children and families of Lake County.

Mission

The Lake County Office

Education, the common link in public education, of

provides

leadership

and

support to our schools and communities by planning, coordinating, facilitating, and delivering exemplary

Sincerely,

services and educational

Brock Falkenberg

programs.

Lake County Superintendent of Schools

CAPTION

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Core Values

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CORE VALUES


Children First

Superintendent of Schools Core Values

All Children can learn and succeed, but not on the same day in the same way

Always consider the needs of the students/children over the needs of adults

We are a child focused agency

Is it good for the kids and (hopefully) beneficial for all

Respect •

Rely upon the “golden rule”

How you treat others reflects upon each of us, both personally and as a professional organization

Service •

Put the welfare of children, schools, subordinates, and the COE before your own Service leads to organizational teamwork

Duty •

Fulfill your obligations

Accept responsibility for your own actions and those you supervise

Find opportunities to improve oneself for the good of the team

Integrity •

Do what is right, legally and morally

Be willing to do what is right even when no one is looking

Integrity is our moral compass that inner voice

CORE VALUES 5


Smarter Balanced Assessments During the 2013-14 school year, all California public schools moved to new end-of-year assessments in English Language Arts and Mathematics, known as the Smarter Balanced Assessments. These new assessments are aligned to the Common Core State Standards to measure how well students are progressing toward readiness for college and careers. In Spring 2015, students will take the assessments and parents will receive results based on the testing window. The Smarter Balanced Assessments offer significant improvements over tests of the past, including writing at every grade, new question types, and performance tasks that ask students to demonstrate an array of research, writing, and problemsolving skills. These assessments provide information and tools for teachers and schools to improve instruction and help students succeed — regardless of their background. The assessment system includes a wide array of accessibility tools for all students and accommodations for those who need them. 6

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT


Success Story — Lake County English Language Learners Outperforming the State in Science

60% 5th Grade

55% 8th Grade

50% 10th Grade

A Focus On Student Achievement

Lake County English Language Learners are beating the odds and outperforming their peers in Science. As part of the new California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), students are assessed in grades 5, 8, and 10 in the area of Science. In the Spring of 2014. English Language Learners in Lake County, who took the Science assessment scored at the basic level or at a higher rate than that of their peers across the State (60% to 54%). Our 8th grade English Language Learners (55% to 51%) and 10th grade English Language Learners (50% to 41%) also outperformed the state on the Science assessment.

SCIENCE - ENGLISH LEARNERS PERCENT BASIC OR ABOVE 70%

60%

50%

40%

Academic Decathlon Students

30%

5th grade

8th grade

California

10th grade

Lake County

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

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LAKE COUNTY 2013-14 STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS

Student Demographics

Total K-12 Enrollment

9,016

Free/Reduced Lunch

73%

English Language Learner

12%

Special Education

13%

American Indian/ Alaskan Native

5%

Hispanic or Latino

31%

African American (non-Hispanic)

3%

White (non- Hispanic)

54%

PERCENTAGE OF QUALIFYING STUDENTS FOR FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS --BY DISTRICT 2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

100.0%

94.5%

77.5%

93.0%

97.0%

91.2%

Kelseyville Unified

79.6%

68.2%

80.7%

82.2%

73.0%

77.5%

Konocti Unified

80.0%

83.0%

76.3%

88.3%

83.0%

87.2%

Lakeport Unified

51.7%

53.5%

53.5%

55.9%

58.5%

57.0%

Lucerne Elementary

71.5%

76.2%

77.7%

90.4%

91.9%

87.4%

Middletown Unified

38.4%

40.5%

45.1%

44.2%

45.9%

46.6%

Lake County Int’l Charter

51.9%

57.4%

61.2%

73.5%

81.0%

not listed

Upper Lake Union Elementary

78.7%

78.5%

79.3%

84.8%

80.6%

81.1%

Upper Lake Union High

76.6%

84.7%

78.4%

75.5%

84.9%

84.5%

Lake County Office of Education

Adopt a Fifth GraderUpper Lake Elementary School 8

STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS


Lake County enrollment has been on a steady decline for the past decade, which has impacted funding levels at every district.

TOTAL LAKE COUNTY STUDENT ENROLLMENT

10500 10250 10000 9750 9500 9250 9000 8750 8500 8250 *information collected from DATA1.CDE.CA.GOV/DATAQUEST

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS

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Finance 2013-14 Lake County Office of Education revenue

93%

is invested directly into district and support services

Lake County Office of Education Budget

Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) Sources

7%

83%

$3,976,191

Federal Revenues

$1,414,808

$407,113

$1,670,357

$3,492,278

Other State Revenues

$2,021,977

$970,745

$3,480,176

$6,472,898

Local Revenues

$2,389,206

$165,515

$1,414

$2,556,135

$86,785

$2,421

-

$89,206

TOTAL REVENUES

$9,711,834

$1,545,794

$5,329,080 $16,586,708

TOTAL EXPENDITURES

$9,509,636

$1,551,520

$5,327,666 $16,388,822

$ 202,197

$(5,726)

Other Financing

Services to Students in LCOE Schools

Transfers and Services to Districts

FINANCE

Total

$177,133

Central Administration

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Special Ed Pass Through to Districts

-

Services to the Community 7%

Child Development

$3,799,058

BALANCE

2%

General Fund

$1,414

$197,886

To help Lake County districts meet their educational goals, Lake County Office of Education is committed to fiscal responsibility to ensure that maximum resources are utilized for services directly focused on districts, schools, and students.


Even in a time of fiscal austerity, education is more than just an expense.”

- Arne Duncan, United States Secretary of Education

CALIFORNIA STATE LOTTERY REVENUES (Unrestricted and Instructional Materials) Kelseyville USD

• $291,268

Konocti USD

• $440,658

Lakeport USD

• $243,569

Lake County Office of Education administrative expenses comprise only

7%

of the annual budget

Middletown USD

• $255,445

LC Int’l Charter

• $10,150

Lucerne ESD

• $45,900

Upper Lake High School District

Upper Lake Elementary ESD

• $42,839

• $51,620

DISTRICT GENERAL FUND EXPENDITURES Kelseyville USD

• $15,796,742

Konocti USD

• $28,503,341

Lakeport USD

• $12,749,037

Middletown USD

• $13,496,688

LC Int’l Charter

Lucerne ESD

• $2,067,834

Upper Lake Elementary ESD

• $4,419,087

Upper Lake HSD

• $4,397,111

$607,813

Enterprise Fund

FINANCE 11


The Hero Project Parents are a child’s first and most important teacher, and we are on a mission to inspire every family to hope more, love more, and learn more. The Hero Project highlights the strengths of families in our own communities to inspire all of us to be heroes for the children in our lives every day. The launch events in the fall of 2014 initiated over 500 families to participate. The project has experienced exponential growth in its inaugural year, impacting over half of Lake County’s children at the time of publication.

2700

Children have a Hero Project parent at time of publication

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Program Sponsors • • • • • •

Lake County Office of Education St. Helena Hospital, Clearlake/The Healthy Clearlake Collaborative Sutter Lakeside Hospital Redbud Health Care District Health Leadership Network First 5 Lake


The Hub, which opened its doors on the first day of school in Upper Lake, removes barriers for students and families to get the support they need. It can be difficult to navigate the various agencies to find needed resources and services, and transportation around the Lake is often challenging. The Hub seeks to be a “one-stop-shop” where students and families can connect with the resources that will help them succeed. According to Brock Falkenberg, Lake County Superintendent of Schools, “The concept of The Hub is to support families by providing services and resources that meet the needs of the whole child, all centered around the school as ‘the hub’ of the community. We are thrilled to partner with the RCS team in this important work.” The long term vision is to establish The Hub in each community in Lake County..

PROGRAMS

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L.C.A.P

District Goals As Reported In 2014-2015 LCAP The 2013-14

school year was the

inaugural year for Districts and County

Offices of Education to complete their Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAP). Districts and County Offices sought feedback from stakeholders and

Kelseyville Unified School District • All students obtaining access to college opportunities so that students will be prepared for college and career • Proficiency in English and Math Common Core State Standards. At least 40% of all students will be proficient in local measurements of assessments in English Common Core State Standards and Mathematics

their local goals (as seen to the right)

• Increase parent involvement at all sites in volunteerism as well as participation in site council and other events. An increase of 5% in parent involvement each year.

to achieve the eight state priorities for

• All day Kindergarten

school districts and ten state priorities

• Computer skills for all Students. Proficiency in typing, word processing and the web. Students will take a computer proficiency test in the 5th Grade. General Computer classes and typing will be emphasized in grades 6- 12.

planned ways that they would meet

for

County Offices,

set forth by the

California Department of Education. 2014-15

is

the

first

full

year

of

implementing this multidimensional plan and measuring the implementation of the goals set and the desired outcomes toward achieving each goal.

Each

• Create a safe and beautiful environment at all school sites. Annual safety survey will be given at each site to parent, staff and students for insight and correction • Establish STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and GATE type programs with more Advanced Placement courses throughout the district. 20% increase in such activities from the previous year.

of

the goals set strives to meet the state priorities and increase student success.

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LOCAL CONTROL ACCOUNTABILITY PLAN HIGHLIGHTS

Lakeport Unified School District • Improve student achievement • Schools will provide a broad course of study for students • Schools will increase student engagement • Schools will seek parental input in decision making and promote parent involvement • The District will provide a positive learning environment and clean, safe school facilities. • Students will be taught by highly qualified staff.


District Goals As Reported In 2014-2015 LCAP Konocti Unified School District

• Establish and implement systems that promote and encourage student like behaviors, including attendance and protocols to address poor choices (inappropriate behavior

• Engage Students in their learning

• Provide optimal conditions for students to deeply engage with learning • Create and maintain facilities that support learning, engagement and safety • Fully Implement Common Core State Standards

• Establish partnerships with families and community to increase academic success for students

Lake County Office of Education

• Provide successful programs for Lake County youth both expelled and pupils with emotional disabilities

• Students will have access to enrichment and elective classes

• All students will have access to Highly Qualified and appropriately credentialed teachers.

• Students will have access to additional help in core academics within and outside the school day

• All students will attend a safe, well maintained school campus and have adequate instructional materials.

• Provide basic district services to support the smooth operations of the district

• Create and maintain a facility to serve students with a diagnosed emotional disability who are not succeeding or have been expelled from their district.

• Students will demonstrate proficiency in grade level knowledge, skill and standards • Students will have access to explore college and career options • Students will develop life skills to assure a successful transition to adult life

• Coordinate services and provide support to minimize disruption caused by transition in the lives of Foster Youth and mitigate the potential impact it may have on education.

• Students will receive an articulated program that promotes academic achievement and career and college readiness

• Provide systematic support and intervention to address student needs to develop skills students will need to be successful in school, including Special Education, English Learner and all students

• Increase student recognition programs

• Improve academic achievement

• Improve communication, information and access to varying levels of support

• LCOE will continue to offer a Community School program for grades 7-12 (to the extent funds are available), a Juvenile Hall Court School for incarcerated youth, and an Independent study program, all designed to remedy gaps and address challenges impeding success in the comprehensive school setting

• Increase the number of activities/events and ensure that they are meaningful • Increase avenues for communication and schedule regular and timely updates

• Foster Youth advocates at each school site will advocate for Foster youth and support educational opportunities for Foster Youth in Lake County

• Partner with County Child Welfare Services (CWS) to minimize the changes in school placement and maximize attendance to ensure that students participate in services offered to them

Lucerne Elementary School • District will continue to attract and employ highly qualified, credentialed teachers; pupils will continue to have access to standards aligned instructional materials per EC 60119; school facilities will continue to be maintained in good repair. • Students will have increased access to technological devices, programs and software • Students will be provided with a rich broad based curriculum to include more arts, music and elective courses in grades 6, 7, and 8 • Teachers will become more proficient in using technology to facilitate the delivery of the CCSS • In three years all students grades 1-5 that have received intervention will show improvement in reading ability

LOCAL CONTROL ACCOUNTABILITY PLAN HIGHLIGHTS

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L.C.A.P

District Goals As Reported In 2014-2015 LCAP LUCERNE ELEMENTARY CONT. • Over the next three years the percentage of grade 1-5 students at grade level in math will increase • Increase students’ value of education by exposure i.e. sharing student projects in Writing, Arts, Science and History. Provide more field trips, Assemblies, guest speakers and presentations. • Reduce frequency of bullying and negative social behavior • Parents/Guardians will become more involved in their child’s education and demonstrate increased participation in school sponsored activities

Middletown Unified School District • Ensure that all students are prepared for college and career • Based on the findings from Academic Program Survey and an analysis of the CST results, our district goal is to Increase the number of socioeconomically disadvantaged students scoring proficient and advanced by 15 % increasing the percent proficient to 57% by 2017. • Based on the needs assessment findings, our district goal is to Increase the number of socio -economically disadvantaged students scoring proficient and advanced by 15 % increasing the percent proficient to 56% by 2017. • By (June 2017), the percentage of English learners in language instruction educational programs fewer than 5 years attaining English language proficiency will increase from 27.5% to 60%, in order to move toward state - defined expectations for meeting the CELDT criterion for English - language proficiency.

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LOCAL CONTROL ACCOUNTABILITY PLAN HIGHLIGHTS

• By (June 2017), the percentage of English learners learning English will increase from 34.85% to 70%, in order to move toward state defined growth expectations as measured by CELDT. • By the end of the 2016- 17 school year a consistent program of English Language Development for 30-60 minutes will be provided for all ELL students at least 90% of the school days as measured by the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol • Our goal is have fewer than 7% of students dropping out for any reason by June, 2017. Our goal for English learners is to have fewer than 7% dropping out for any reason by June, 2017. • Our goal is to have all teachers fully trained on current adoptions by June, 2015 and to have all teachers and administrators fully trained to teach common core state standards from current adoptions and bridge materials by June 2015. • To increase the percentage of Hispanic students passing the CAHSEE to the same as all students.


District Goals As Reported In 2014-2015 LCAP • Ensure all schools are safe and healthy places for students, staff and community

• Work with our community to create schools that are focused on student success

• Improve student achievement and proficiency in math (all subject areas).

• MUSD believes in a holistic approach to student achievement that fosters student engagement in clean, healthy and safe environments. Data indicates the following needs: • To improve school cleanliness and facility maintenance which suffered from the loss of custodians and maintenance leadership

• Bring to scale the successful stakeholder engagement strategies being used at various sites in the district.

• For improving student achievement, the district will provide appropriate professional staff development that supports the goals of the school plan with a focus on the Common Core.

• Parents of English Learners will increase their involvement with their students’ homework as measured by participation in parent education opportunities and surveys.

• Ensure that all schools support the social, emotional, intellectual & physical development of students • All students will have an academic plan to meet their unique needs for academic and social and emotional support • The chronic absence rate will be reduced by 45% at each school site

• Increased and improved parent involvement as it relates to communication, school climate, and student academic success • Develop an assessment monitoring system for data collection, analysis and utilization that better informs staff, parents, and students of academic success and areas of need.

Upper Lake High School District • Improve student achievement in ELA/Reading by providing up-to date instructional materials and instructors that meet NCLB qualifications, for all students.

Upper Lake Union Elementary School District • All students will attain proficiency in core content areas and receive a broad course of study that includes all subject areas applicable to K-8 students • All students and staff will have access and achieve mastery of 21st Century Learning tools, resources and skills. • All school sites will provide a safe and secure environment for all students and staff. • All school sites will improve communication and connectedness through the District and Community.

LOCAL CONTROL ACCOUNTABILITY PLAN HIGHLIGHTS

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Services Lake County Office of Education is a strategic partner with 7 districts and 36 schools in Lake County, providing service and support to help meet legal mandates, ensure fiscal solvency, and raise student achievement. Lake County Office of Education provides fiscal oversight to districts, and operates a school for students with emotional disabilities and students who have been removed from their school district site. Lake County Office of Education’s College Going Initiative (CGI) delivers college and career information to all students and families to develop college-going cultures in schools and the community. The Early Connection Preschools, Kid Connection After School and ZAP After School programs provide expanded educational opportunities at school sites throughout the county.

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SERVICES

School and Community Support Services Career Readiness Training Lab Career and College Readiness Department Child Care Planning Council Children’s Council FamilyPRO Foster Youth GED Testing Healthy Start McKinney-Vento Homeless Student Program Nurturing Parenting Probation Liaison Safe Schools/Healthy Students The Hero Project The Hub The Literacy Task Force Truancy Reduction Program


Instructional Services

Alternative Education Programs AmeriCorps Career Technical Education Career and College Readiness Child Development Programs Curriculum and Instruction Services North Coast Beginning Teacher Project Professional Development RSDSS (Regional System of District and School Support) SELPA/ Special Education Programs Taylor Observatory and Science Center Technology Innovation Programs

Events and Recognition

Academic Decathlon Child Abuse Awareness Advocacy Walk and Festival Early Childhood Educator of the Year Award program Educator of the Year Event Every Student Succeeding Scholarship Program Mock Trial Program Operation Recognition Veteran’s Diploma Program STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Teacher of the Year Program University Admit Reception

Administration Services

Business Services Communication Services Credentialing Services Fingerprinting Services Human Resources Job-A-Like Groups Legal Services School Board Leadership State and Federal Program Consortia Technology Services SERVICES

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Lake County Superintendent of Schools Brock Falkenberg

Lake County Board of Education Patricia M. Hicks, President George Ryder, Vice President Dr. David Browning Madelene Lyon Dr. Mark Cooper

Lake County Office of Education Main Lakeport Office | 707 262-4100 1152 South Main Street, Lakeport

Hance Education Center | 707-263-4563 1510 Argonaut Road, Lakeport

Workforce Training and Career Center | 707-994-9001 14092 Lakeshore Boulevard, Clearlake

Clearlake Creativity School | 707-995-9523 6945 Old Highway 53, Clearlake

Lake County School Districts Kelseyville Unified | 707-279-1511 www.kusd.lake.k12.ca.us

Konocti Unified | 707-994-6475 www.konoctiusd.org

Lakeport Unified | 707- 262-3000 www.lakeport.k12.ca.us

Lucerne Elementary | 707-274-5578 www.lucerne.k12.ca.us

Middletown Unified | 707-987-4100 www.middletownusd.org

Upper Lake Union Elementary | 707-275-2357 www.ulesd.org

Upperlake Union High School | 707-275-2655 www.ulhs.k12.ca.us This report was designed and produced by the LCOE Communications Department. For more information contact Robyn Bera at rbera@lakecoe.org 20

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LCOE Annual Report 2013-2014