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John CollinsJohn P. Collins, Ed.D.

Apr 18, 2014


Dear PUSD Families,


As we announced in our message on Monday, April 14th, Poway Unified School District will hold a Special Board meeting on Monday, April 28th, to review the District’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).
This meeting will be divided into matching morning and afternoon sessions. The public can attend for all or part of the day.

Session #1

9:00 - 9:15 - General overview of LCAP work-to-date; explanation of the process we will be using today;

9:30 - 11:30 – Board and public visit “stations” that present information on the 8 LCAP priorities, PUSD LCAP goals, supporting data

11:30 - 12:00 - Public comments to the Board

12:00 - 12:30 - Break for Lunch

Session #2

12:45 - 2:45 - Board and public visit “stations” that present information on the 8 LCAP priorities, PUSD LCAP goals, supporting data

2:45 - 3:45 - Public comments to the Board 

3:45 - 4:00 - Explanation of next steps and closing remarks by Superintendent and Board

Please note: Spanish translation services will be provided throughout the day


This Special Board meeting on April 28th is the first in a series of meetings designed to receive public input on the draft:

  • 5/14/14 - Updated draft presented to District Advisory Committee (DAC) and District English Language Advisory Committee (DELAC) for review
  • 5/19/14 - Updated draft presented at monthly Board meeting
  • 6/9/14 - District budget and LCAP presented to Board and Public at Special Board meeting
  • 6/24/14 - LCAP and District budget adopted by Board at monthly Board meeting


If you plan on attending this meeting, please RSVP to jwakefield@powayusd.com.


You are encouraged to read the first draft of PUSD’s LCAP Goals available on our website at http://www.powayusd.com/doc_library/2013-14/LCAP_DRAFT_SectionOne.pdf.


For more information, visit http://lcff.wested.org/lcff-channel/episode-6/ to watch a short video on the LCAP and Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) State Priorities.


As always, thank you for your continued participation in this process.


Dr. John Collins


April 14, 2014


Parents and community members are invited to share their ideas about local educational priorities at the Poway Unified School District’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Community Forum: 


Monday, April 28, 2014
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Poway Unified School District Office Community Room
15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego


The LCAP is part of a revolutionary change in the way the State of California allocates funding to local school districts. Under the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), state funding for schools is designed to be more flexible, allowing for more local control over academic spending priorities.
For the past three months, we have been gathering feedback from a variety of groups in the District, including:

  • District Advisory Committee (DAC),
  • District English Language Advisory Committee (DELAC)
  • Parents
  • Community members
  • Certificated and classified employees
  • Students
  • District Directors
  • K-12 Principals

This LCAP Community Forum is an opportunity for parents, community members and other stakeholders to review the first draft of our LCAP and provide us with feedback as we move forward with this process.

In order to prepare materials and activities, we kindly request an RSVP to the Community Forum to jwakefield@powayusd.com by Thursday, April 24th.

In addition to this forum, community members can also provide input on the Superintendent’s Your Voice page found here - Your Voice.

Additional information about the LCFF and LCAP is available on the California Department of Education Website - Local Control Funding Formula.


I look forward to hearing from each of you.


Dr. John Collins



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