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PUSD 2019 LCAP Survey Results

From February 1 through February 15, 2019, PUSD conducted our annual survey to gather stakeholder input on our Local Control Accountability Plan, or LCAP, which will shape the District’s goals and guide our budgeting priorities for 2019-2020. We heard from over 10,000 parents, students, staff, and community members! The survey period is now closed. 

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments, ideas, and opinions with us.  Please take the time to explore some of the top themes and responses that emerged from the conversation on the Poway Unified LCAP  results web site.

2019 LCAP Survey Process

To make it as easy and convenient as possible to participate, we used a new online tool called Thoughtexchange that users could access right from their smartphone or computer. Responses were confidential, and you could respond with as few or as many different thoughts as you liked. After sharing your own thoughts, you were asked to consider and assign stars to the ideas shared by others, to discover what’s most important to our community.
Thoughtexchange is essentially a virtual conversation, where you can share your thoughts, see the thoughts of others in your school community, and prioritize the thoughts most important to you. Look for an email next week to walk you through the participation process. For a one-minute overview of how it works go here. For the answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Thoughtexchange, go here for FAQs.

Thought Exchange Steps

To help inform  answers, these are our current LCAP goals and the actions supporting them for the 2018-19 school year.

PUSD LCAP Goals and Actions 2018-19

GOAL 1 Support high-quality teachers in their implementation of standards to ensure college & career readiness (CCR)
Goal 1 • Poway Professional Assistance Program for new teachers
• Poway Teacher Intervention Program for permanent teachers
• Professional Learning Leaders and Teachers on Special Assignment at each site
• Benchmark Advanced reading, Reading Academy, and SIPPS implementation
• Integrated Math and Next Generation Science Standards professional Development
• Districtwide professional learning days
• Provide teachers with embedded technology coachingin classrooms
GOAL 2 Provide multiple pathways of learning and engagement to increase CCR and close achievement gap
GOAL 2 • Response to Intervention and Instruction
• Support use of educational technology and blended learning
• Increase online class offerings and online resources/curriculum
• Specialized Academic Instruction model schools
• Parent liaisons to support English Language Learner families
• AVID, College Bound, GATE programs
• X-plorationprogram bringing STEAM and P.E. to all elementary schools
• Foreign language starting in Kindergarten (Mandarin, Spanish)
• Expanded pathways for career technical education students
• Continued staff development for Advanced Placement (AP) courses
• Support implementation of Visual and Performing Arts Strategic Plan
GOAL 3 Strengthen and maintain a safe, healthy, positive, and attractive learning environment for all learners
GOAL 3 • Additional counselors and campus security for middle schools
• Training in Trauma Informed behavioral supports & Suicide prevention policy
• Homeless and foster youth District liaison
• No Place for Hate, Sandy Hook Promise, Second Step, Character Counts bullying  prevention and anti-bias training, Digital Citizenship lessons
• Run, Hide, Fight options-based staff training
• Districtwide facilities assessment and safety planning committee
GOAL 4 Increase parent and student engagement through enhanced community involvement in students’ education
GOAL 4 • Extend Project Lead the Way programs and Hour of Code
• PUSD College and Career Fair/Tarde de Familia/Career Cruising
• PUSD parenting classes
• Districtwide surveys, News minute, TeamPUSDNewsletter, Studio 701 Videos
• Partners in Education: business, community, government, school supporters
• Advisory Committees (Such as Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council)
• School site PTA and Foundation volunteers
GOAL 5 Develop a collaborative learning structure and system for adults and students to increase achievement
GOAL 5 • Teaching and Learning Cooperatives for teachers and Classified Learning Cooperatives for Classified staff
• MyConnectfor teacher-student collaboration and communication
• Support elementary teacher collaboration through X-plorationrelease time
• Learning walks for site principals to calibrate with each other on successes
• FLEX time for teacher training and learning


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