2016-17 BLUEPRINT AND LCAP

Vista Unified has completed the development process for the Blueprint and Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) for the 2016-17 school year. Please click on the Blueprint and LCAP icons below to view. The Vista Unified School Board of Trustees approved the Blueprint and LCAP during the June 23, 2016 public meeting. The San Diego County Office of Education Approved the LCAP for Vista Unified on July 29, 2016.

Please click on the Blueprint and/or LCAP icons below to read the documents.

Blueprint

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LCAP

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REACHING FOR OUR VISION

BUILDING A LEARNING ECOSYSTEM

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THE BLUEPRINT HOUSE OF LEARNING

The House of Learning is simple, visual representation of the Blueprint for Educational Excellence and Innovation. This graphic is our theory of action highlighting the importance of many systems working together to create the right conditions to transform teaching and learning into an engaging, relevant and personal learning journey. Our goal is that each of the eight strategies work together to build a house of learning that will inspire every student to persevere as a critical thinker to solve real world problems.

Continuous Improvement

The Vista Unified School District is committed to continuous improvement in every aspect of the organization from promoting high levels of students achievement, to maintaining safe and secure facilities, to promoting active partnerships with local businesses, to securing access to university admission for all high school graduates.

continuous improvement

Continuous improvement requires on-going strategic planning. The Vista Unified SchoolDistrict completed a year long process of feedback and revision to the Blueprint for Educational Excellence and Innovation intended to ensure that students at all grade levels have access to, and are actively engaged in, a learning path that will lead to a seamless transition into successful college and career opportunities. The annual revision process of the Blueprint started in September and included parents, community members, teachers, staff, and students. All district plans, systems, policies, and procedures are required to align to the strategies outlined in the Blueprint.

The Vista Unified Framework for the Future establishes the anchor points that serve as the foundation for teaching and learning, and other support systems within the school district. The first anchor point is setting a clear vision for the future, providing a sense of direction of where we want to go and what we want to become as school district. The second anchor point is the establishment of a mission that serves to define the overall purpose of the district, outlining specific language of why we exist. The third anchor point is the commitment to a set of values that all members of the school district (parents, students, teachers, and staff) will follow in order to ensure that all learning environments support the positive academic and behavioral growth of all students. The fourth anchor point is establishing a set of beliefs that convert the values to convictions, describing the character of the district as a living organization. The fifth anchor point is establishing strategicparameters that will keep the district focused and efficient, serving as the formula that will lead the district to actualize the vision of becoming The Model for Educational Excellence and Innovation.

FRAMEWORK FOR THE FUTURE

Vision

Our vision in Vista Unified is to be the model of educational excellence and innovation.

Mission

The purpose of Vista Unified School District is to inspire every student to persevere as a critical thinker who collaborates to solve real world problems.

Values

  • RESPECT: treating all with dignity
  • TRUST: having confidence that every decision focuses on the best interests of all students
  • COLLABORATION: working in a collective partnership with clear two-way dialogue that builds relationships among home, school and the community

Beliefs

We believe that…

  • All students have a unique capacity to learn.
  • Risk taking, effort and perseverance lead to excellence and innovation.
  • Individuals learn and work best in a safe, nurturing environment.

Strategic Parameters

We will always…

  • Promote servant leadership qualities in our students, staff, and administration.
  • Provide all stakeholders access to transparent information to promote two-way dialogue.
  • Include family and community members as partners in education.

We will never…

  • Give up on a student.
  • Stop learning and improving.
  • Tolerate disrespectful attitudes or treatment towards others.

DISTRICT GOAL SETTING

In order for the district to make progress toward the vision, and fully implement the mission, the Superintendent works with the School Board Members to set overarching goals that encompass all programs and support systems for students including achievement, language acquisition, service learning, and school attendance, and climate. These goals are closely aligned to the California State Board of Education priorities for the development of the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). While all of the goals are important, They were developed in tiers of priority. The highest priority is to ensure that all students have proficiency in English language arts, mathematics, and English language development (Goals 1 and 2). The next level of priorities focus on improving graduation rates, providing experience with service learning, expanding opportunities inScience, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM), attendance and behavior (Goals 3, 4, 5 and 6). The final level of priority includes a focus on modeling the district values, improving learning materials and environments, attracting the very best staff and continuing to enhance our reputation for excellence and innovation (goals 7, 8 and 9). Each goal has a specific metric (or metrics) identified to continuously monitor progress toward achieving the goal over time. Click HERE for a detailed overview of the VUSD Goals.

VISTA UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD GOALS

VUSD Goals

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STRATEGIC PLANNING

Educational Excellence

The Blueprint for Educational Excellence and Innovation sets a clear vision for the future, includes a purposeful mission, promotes positive, student centered environments, and identifies goals for what we expect students to achieve. The word blueprint is defined as "a detailed plan or program of action" (Miriam Webster, 2012).

The Vista Unified School District's Blueprint for Education Excellence and Innovation was designed to provide a plan of action for how the daily educational environment will support students to access the California Common Core State Standards and demonstrate attainment of the School Board Goals. Ultimately, greater levels of student access to the standards and engagement in meaningful, personalized learning environments will lead the district towards realizing the vision of becoming the model of educational excellence and innovation. This planning process led to the strategic parameters that define what the organization will do in a specific, methodical, and consistent way to promote high quality teaching and learning. In other words, the strategic planning process focused on identifying the key actions, services, tasks, and projects necessary to realize the Vision, Mission, Values, and Goals. The annual revision of the Blueprint actively engages all stakeholders (students, parents, teachers, and staff) in a series of community forums held to inform and gather input about how to ensure that Vista Unified becomes the model for educational excellence and innovation. All of the feedback gathered from the community forums, as well as feedback gathered from on-line surveys, is utilized during the strategic planning process.

The strategic planning

The strategic planning process is labor intensive because it requires the careful consideration and alignment of a the many different voices of the community. The process also carefully identifies who would be involved in each Strategy and Action Plan, what structure is needed to ensure success, how the Blueprint would be monitored and what timelines are needed to keep track of progress.

A parallel project that is updated annually along side the Blueprint is the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).The LCAP is a component of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).Each school district and charter school is required to develop an LCAP to identify goals and actions the district will take to ensure that students have access to the California Common Core State Standards and demonstrate high levels of achievement on a variety of state and local assessments. The information for developing the LCAP is taken directly from the Blueprint for Educational Excellence and Innovation. Please visit the Local Control Funding Formula and the Local Control Accountability Plan webpages for more information.

PROJECT LEAD

Matt Doyle, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent of Innovation

Vista Unified School District

mattdoyle@vistausd.org

CALIFORNIA SCHOOL DASHBOARD

The new LCFF Evaluation Rubrics and California School Dashboard are now available for the first time. The rubrics provide a way to track district and school performance through multiple measures that go beyond student test scores. These new reports replace the old California accountability system called the Academic Performance Index (API).

Please use this webpage to learn about how Vista Unified is building a continuous improvement system that supports student achievement.

Vista Unified Resources:

Click HERE to access the California School Dashboard

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BLUEPRINT AND LCAP COMMUNITY FORUMS

The Blueprint and Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) will go through an annual process of monitoring and revision. Click HERE to view the Blueprint Revision Timeline. This annual refinement process begins in September 2016 and ends with an updated Blueprint and LCAP in June 2017. During this time period, all stakeholder groups will be actively involved in two-way dialogue about the progress on the district goals, strategies and action plans. Feedback and recommendations for revising the Blueprint and LCAP will be gathered during a variety of community forums at the district level and the individual school level. The Blueprint Construction Network will condense all of the community forum feedback into themes that will directly inform the revision to the Blueprint and LCAP. The revision of the Blueprint and LCAP will be aligned to the permanent state regulations (espanol) for the Local Control Funding Formula and the final Local Control Accountability Plan template.


Click HERE to view the overall Blueprint and LCAP feedback themes based on a consolidation of the feedback from all of the community forums (students, parents, teachers, administrators, and community members). Español


Click HERE to view the Blueprint Fast Factscards.

Click HERE to view the Blueprint/LCAP Revision Timeline.

Click below to provide your feedback in aDigital Survey if you do not have time to attend one of the community forums.

English: Blueprint/LCAP Feedback Form

Español: Formulario de aportaciones al Plan de Acción/LCAP

Click (coming in January) to view the LCAP Digital Survey feedback.


The Blueprint/LCAP Forum process will be facilitated by a team of Vista administrators in order to ensure that students, parents, teachers and staff from every school have the opportunity to fully participate in the annual update to the Blueprint and LCAP. Click HERE to view a list of the Blueprint/LCAP Forum Leaders.

Blueprint Community Forums


Community Forum

BLUEPRINT/LCAP COMMUNITY FORUMS

Please see the flyer above! Español

TIME:
5:30-7:00 p.m.

LOCATION:
Morris B. Vance Community Center
200 Civic Center Drive
Vista, CA 92084

DATES:
Oct. 5, 2016

Nov. 16, 2016

Dec. 14, 2016

Jan. 18, 2017

Feb 15, 2017


SPECIFIC DISTRICT ADVISORY COMMITTEE FORUMS

DPAC Monitoring and Feedback

DELAC Monitoring and Feedback

Vista Teacher's Association Feedback

California School Employee's Association Feedback

Student Feedback Forums

  • Click HERE to view the calendar.
  • Click HERE to view the feedback part 1 (Sept & Oct).
  • Click HERE to view the feedback part 2 (Oct & Nov).

School Site Council Feedback Forums

  • Click HERE to view the schedule.
  • Click HERE to view the feedback.

Parent Teacher Association Feedback Forums

Teacher Feedback Forums

Library Staff Forum

Secretary Forum

Foster Youth Forum

BLUEPRINT/ LCAP FAST FACTS

Vista Unified developed these fast fact cards to provide a brief overview of the key areas of the Blueprint for Educational Excellence.

Click on each card to view a high resolution PDF version.

Educational Excellence


These fact cards will be used in the development of the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The data on the fast fact cards will be adjusted annually.


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Scholars


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Demographics


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Personal learning


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LCFF STATE PRIORITIES SNAPSHOT REPORT FOR VISTA IS POSITIVE

State Priorities SnapShot

Vista Unified received a positive Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) State Priorities SnapShot report on August 17, 2015. This report is generated to provide a graphical display of school district performance data as compared to the state averages. The snapshot report provides detailed data for the 2014-15 school year in the following areas: English Proficiency, Enrollment, Completion of a-g Requirements, Reclassified Students, Career Technical Education (CTE) Pathways Completion, Advance Placement Pass Rate, Early Assessment Program (EAP) College Readiness Results, Graduation Rate, Drop Out Rate, Suspension and Expulsion Rates. ClickHERE to access the full report. For more information about the snapshot reports visit the CDE website. Click HERE to view the LCFF Funding Snapshot.

Funding Snapshot

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PERSONAL LEARNING

Personal Learning Challenge Status Report Just In!

Vista students and teachers lead the way on the Personal Learning Road Show, The goal of the Personal Learning Road Show is to increase understanding of what personal learning is and how the district intends to shift to a more personalized instructional environment over the next few years.

The vision of Vista Unified School District is to be THE Model of Educational Excellence and Innovation. In order to realize our vision, teacher leaders have embarked on an ambitious partnership with local and national organizations like the University of California at San Diego, Digital Promise, CPP, Qualcomm, San Diego Workforce Partnership, the Vista Chamber of Commerce, Jobs for the Future, and the Organization for Economic Development to re-imagine the learning experience for all students. Our ambitious goal is to transform education into a personal learning path (Español) that flexibly adapts to the strengths, interests and values of each student. We call this project our moonshot because it will require everyone in the organization (students, parents, teachers and support staff) to completely shift their mindset from a traditional one-size-fits-all style of learning to a dynamic, personalized approach that places students in the driver's seat as stewards of their own learning. Teachers, support staff and parents take on a new role as facilitators of the educational process, promoting flexible learning environments that extend beyond the four walls of a traditional classroom.

The district completed a successful first year with five schools in the district to initiate the transition to a more personal learning system that takes into account the individual strengths, interests and values of each student. As the District moves into year 2 of the Personal Learning Challenge, nine more school have joined the challenge! Over the course of the next ten months, students and teachers at these schools will be building the collective momentum towards transformation. During this transformation process, students will continue to focus on developing knowledge, skill and expertise in the state standards for English Language Arts, English language Development, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and other subjects.

Check out the information below to learn more about personal learning in Vista Unified.


Personal Learning Path In Action


Student Video Definition


Personal Learning Pathway System

Pathway System


Next Generation Learning Challenge Visitation

The School Superintendents Association Convening on Personal Learning



Self-Determination Theory


The Future of Personal Learning in Vista Unified


Personal Learning Structure


Astro Teller: The Unexpected benefit of celebrating failure

Road Map for 21st Century Learning Environments

Century Learning Environments

Education's Biggest Challenge


Future Ready Schools in Vista Unified


Partnerships


Related Resources & Inspiration


Strengths-Based Cultures


Digital Promise


A New Design for Education


Super Heroes and Personal Learning


Bridging Our Future


Competency-Based Pathways

Pathways


Changing Education Paradigm


Building a Strengths-Based Culture

Building a Strengths


What Leads to Success?


Teaching and Learning Excellence Means Greater Levels of Choice


Technological Unemployment


Learner Profile

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PERSONAL LEARNING CHALLENGE STEERING COMMITTEE

As Vista Unified moves into year 2 of the Personal Learning Challenge, participating schools have increased from five to fourteen. This mean that half of the schools in the District are taking on the challenge to initiate the transition to a more personal learning system that takes into account the individual strengths, interests and values of each student. Please see below for a list of the participating schools. The Personal Learning Challenge Steering Committee is desihttp://nextgenlearning.org/blog/does-your-classroom-design-affect-student-learninggned to be used as a venue to promote, to dialogue, to provide feedback and to make recommendations related to the transformation to a personal learning system.

The progress of the Personalized Learning Challenge Steering Committee will be archived below.

Outcomes:

  1. Gain a Shared Understand of Progress
  2. Discuss and Resolve Challenges
  3. Provide Feedback and Recommendations
  4. Ensure Alignment to the Personal Learning Pathway
  5. Identify Success Criteria

Themes:

  • Personal Learning Path Progress
  • Adaptability
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Technology Implementation
  • Communication
  • Success Criteria

Monthly PL Committee Agenda Structure

  • Status of PL Challenge Schools (Lightning Rouhttps://vimeo.com/206656507nd)
  • Topic Focus
    • Learning Environment
    • Professional Development
    • Student Profile
    • Personal Learning Path
    • Technology Infrastructure
    • Competency-Based
  • Feedback
  • Talking Points

Norms:

  • How can we help?
  • Centered on VUSD Framework for the Future
  • Focus on student, not technology
  • Mutual commitment to outcomes
  • Actively participate in person
  • Seek first to understand
  • Work collaboratively to identify solution options

Committee Dates and Archives

Session 1, Year 1 Only- August 23, 2016 Español

Session 2, Year 2 Only - September 20, 2016 Español

Session 3, Year 1 Only - October 25, 2016 Español

Session 4, Year 2 Only - November 29, 2016 Español

Session 5, Year 1 Only - December 13, 2016 Español

  • Agenda
  • New Location: Thinkabit Lab - VIDA Middle School
  • A Glimpse Into the Future - Knowledge Works 3.0
  • Lightning Round
  • Thinkabit Lab Exploration
    • World of Work
    • Maker Space and Design Thinking

Future Topics:

Session 6, Year 2 Only - January 24, 2017 Español

Session 7, Year 1 and 2 - February 28, 2017 Español

  1. Agenda
  2. Topic 6 - Preparing for the PL Challenge Application

Session 8, Year 2 Only - March 14, 2017 Español

Session 8, Year 1 Only - April 25, 2017 Español

Session 8, Year 1 and 2 - May 23, 2016 Español

  • Agenda
  • Topic 9 -
  • Talking Points

SCHOOL BOARD UPDATES ON BLUEPRINT IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS 2016-17

Please refer to the links below to review the monthly Blueprint Updates presented to the School Board members during the 2016-17 school year.

Click HERE to view July 28, 2016 Español

Click HERE to view August 18, 2016. Español

Click HERE to view September 8, 2016. Español

Click HERE to view October 20, 2016. Español

Click HERE to view November 17, 2016. Español

Click HERE to view December 8, 2016. Español

Click HERE to view January 19, 2017. Español

Click HERE to view February 23, 2017. Español

Click HERE to view March 14, 2017. Español

Click HERE to view April 20, 2017. Español

Click HERE to view May 4, 2017. Español

Click HERE to view June 22, 2017. Español

Click HERE to view June 29, 2017. Español

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT NETWORK
Family Engagement Network

An important component of the Blueprint for Educational Excellence and Innovation is to develop a Family Engagement Networkthat will offer a variety of workshops, resources and activities designed to assist parents and family members play an active role in their students' education. ClickHERE to find out more about what families are doing in Vista Unified to get involved in their children's education.

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BLUEPRINT CONSTRUCTION NETWORK

The Blueprint Construction Network is a group of student, parent, teacher, and staff representatives who will monitor the implementation of the Blueprint and Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The representatives will collaborate to make recommendations for revisions to the strategies and actions and services based on student achievement and feedback from various community forums. This network of representatives will meet eight times between September and May. The outcome of the Blueprint Construction Network meetings will be to present a revised Blueprint and LCAP to the School Board in June 2017.

The School Board, in keeping with state regulations, will hold a public meeting to review the revisions to the Blueprint and LCAP, and gather feedback from the public. The School Board will hold a separate meeting to formally approved the Blueprint and LCAP no later than June 30, 2017.

Each Blueprint Construction Network Meeting will be posted to this webpage to ensure a transparent revision process.

Permanent Regulations for LCFF and LCAP Español


Click (coming soon) to view the overall Blueprint and LCAP feedback themes based on a consolidation of the feedback from all of the community forums (students, parents, teachers, administrators, and community members).


Blueprint/ LCAP Monitoring and Revision Timeline

Meeting 1 - August 30, 2016 - Talking Points Español

Meeting 2 - September 6, 2016 - Talking Points Español

Meeting 3 - October 11, 2016 - Talking Points Español

Meeting 4 - November 15, 2016 - Talking Points Español

Meeting 5 - January 17, 2017 - Talking Points Español

Meeting 6 - February 21, 2017 - Talking Points Español

Meeting 7 - April 21, 2017 - Talking Points Español

Meeting 8 - May 16, 2017 - Talking Points Español

BLUEPRINT TWEETS

SERVICE LEARNING

www.servicelearningvista.com

VISTA UNIFIED IS A PARTNER OF LCAP WATCH

LCAP Watch

Vista Unified has been selected as a partner school district by LCAP Watch by committing to ensuring that the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) is easily accessible to the public and the public is actively engaged in district planning focused on improving schools for all students. Check out the new information below that has been published about the Local Control Funding Formula by The Education Trust-West.

Control Funding Formula


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Local Control Funding Formula


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COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS

United Way

Vista Unified has recently partnered with the United Way of San Diego to implement a series of Community Conversations with parents and community members. This partnership is a component of Strategy 1 of the Blueprint aimed at expanding and improving Family and Community Engagement.

The United Way's CJ Robinson has developed a Community Conversation process that utilizes a "Kitchen Table" style format to gather authentic feedback about where the community should be heading as it relates to education. During the six Community Conversation sessions held in September and October 2014, Ms. Robinson lead parents and community members through a one-hour process that included opportunities to share aspirations and a desire for meaningful change. The district level Community Conversation sessions were a huge success. The following themes were identified during this process:

Community Conversation ThemesEspañol

  • Teachers/Mentors
    • Inspirational / Motivating
    • Spoke at their level / spoke to them
    • Made them feel safe
    • Challenged their self-imposed limitations and raised their consciousness
    • Taught social norms - listen and behave
  • Community Aspirations
    • Same goal and same harmonious relationship
    • United, respect, support
    • Two-way Communication
    • Merit system (reward those who work hard)
    • Safety (after school programs)
    • More Community Centers (physical activities)
    • Guidance on how to predict consequences (juvenile detention prevention)
    • No families on the streets, no vandalism
  • Education
    • Teaching values - learning at home
    • Focus on character education and social growth of students - paying specific attention to reducing bullying
    • Ensure there is adequate support staff to address the emotional aspects of learning
    • Provide opportunities for student to learn about different career paths - not just 4 -year university goal
    • Parent volunteer to teach classes / greater parent involvement
    • Workshops on Common Core (what it practically looks like)
    • Matching education received with a job, more career days
    • Want our children to go to college, be good people
    • We all want the best for our children
    • Get into a good profession
    • Need more love of learning in the classroom
    • More hands-on experiences for students
    • Increase the use of technology - equally distributed with adequate IT support for glitches
    • Academic support activities for struggling learners
    • Rekindle the neighborhood school feel - too much security pushes parents away
  • Communication and Barriers
    • Multiple forms of communication (e-mail, phone, written, social media, Peach Jar, newsletter, bulletin boards)
    • Build an open relationship with the teachers
    • Language sensitivity
    • Balance safety with inclusion
    • Avoid overlap
    • Paper-based is better than Peach Jar
  • District-Wide Improvements
    • Reduce control
    • Need more TK classrooms and support
    • Need better playground equipment
    • Teachers need more professional development
    • Special education is improving with new program model
    • Need to reach out to the Hispanic community and involve them more
    • Teachers need to have more patience with students
    • Students need smaller class sizes
    • Need more IT support with new technology
    • Students need more activities going on in school

Click HERE to view the entire set of ideas and feedback shared during the Community Conversations.

Click below to view more specific ideas and feedback gathered during Community Conversations

Community Conversation

Vista Unified Community Conversation Session in October 2014

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT AND LCAP

What is the Blueprint for Educational Excellence and Innovation?

The Blueprint is a plan of action that defines key aspects of the educational environment that are necessary for students to access the California Common Core State Standards and demonstrate attainment of the School Board Goals. In other words, the Blueprint for Educational Excellence and Innovation serves as the district's strategic plan for building learning environments and partnerships that culminate in students' preparation for success in college and career.

What is Local Control Funding Formula?

The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) is the new school funding system identified by the California legislature in Assembly Bill 97 (Chapter 47) that shifts greater control and flexibility to school districts and charter schools for how education funding is allocated to improve student achievement.

What is the Local Control Accountability Plan?

The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) is the accountability component of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). The LCAP is a three-year plan that outlines the actions the district or charter school will take to ensure that education funding is spent in a careful, focused manner for the purpose of improving achievement for all students; with specific emphasis on students who are faced with challenges such as poverty, English language acquisition, and/or foster care.

What does the "accountability" part of LCAP mean?

All school districts and charter schools are accountable to the California Department of Education to demonstrate annual improvement in eight priority areas: Basic Necessities, Implementation of the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics, Parental Involvement, Student Achievement, Student Engagement, School Climate, Student Access to Courses, and Other Student Outcomes. Each school district or charter school needs to develop and approve goals that will ensure the eight priorities are a key component of the LCAP plan. Click HERE to access the School Board Goals and alignment to the LCAP Priorities set to monitor increased student achievement.

What is the difference between the Blueprint and the LCAP?

The Blueprint for Educational Excellence and Innovation defines the vision, mission, values, Goals, and Strategic Parameters of Vista Unified School District; setting the foundation upon which specific actions, projects, and programs can be developed based on student needs. In other words, the Blueprint defines who we are as a district. The LCAP is a state requirement that outlines specific actions and services that will take place, using state supplemental and concentration education funding the from the LCFF, to ensure that student achievement improves annually based on eight state priority areas for all student subgroups.

What are the student subgroups?

The state of California requires each school district and charter school to ensure that all students are successful academically and prepared for college and career. In order to ensure that minority student populations receive adequate support to continually improve academically, the California Department of Education requires all school districts and charter schools to report student achievement separated out into subgroups of the overall student population. There are twelve official subgroup populations identified by the state; however, districts need only track student achievement in the subgroups that are numerically significant (typically, 50 students or more who comprise 15% of the total student population).

Racial/Ethnic Subgroups

  • Black or African American
  • American Indian
  • Asian
  • Filipino
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
  • White
  • Two or More Races

Other Subgroups

  • Socioeconomically disadvantaged students
  • English learners
  • Students with disabilities
  • Foster youth

Who needs to be involved in the development of the LCAP?

School districts must actively engage all stakeholder groups (parents, students, community members, local bargaining units, official committees and staff) in providing feedback on the development of the action items and allocation of resources necessary to support all students to continually improve academically. The involvement of stakeholders can be accomplished through a a variety of methods such as town hall meetings, community forums, on-line surveys, advisory committee updates and feedback sessions, School Board meeting presentations, and website communications. All funding decisions with regard to the LCFF and the district budget need to be aligned to the one or more of the action items identified in the LCAP. Finally, all official district advisory committees have the opportunity to submit feedback. The Superintendent must respond to the feedback from each committee in writing prior to the LCAP being approved by the School Board of Education. Click HERE for more information about the LCAP development process.

What is the timeline for the development of the Blueprint and the LCAP?

The revision of the Blueprint for Educational Excellence and Innovation and LCAP is completed annually. The revision process begins in September each year and must be approved by the School Board no later than June 30th annually. Click HERE for a more detailed view of the Blueprint and LCAP development timeline.

Who should I contact if I have questions about the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)?

Donna Caperton is the Assistant Superintendent of Business Services for the Vista Unified School District. Click HERE to email Donna Caperton.

Who should I contact if I have questions about the Blueprint for Educational Excellence and Innovation or the LCAP?

Dr. Matthew Doyle is the Executive Director for the Vista Unified School District in charge of the Blueprint and LCAP development process. Click HERE to email Dr. Doyle.

HIGH SCHOOL TRANSFORMATION TASK FORCE

Strategy 8 of the Blueprint addresses the need to redefine teaching and learning systems to become more personalized and engaging for students. The High School Transformation Task Force has been formed to research, build awareness, and redesign the learning environment at the high school level so that students are engaged in learning environments that promote the development of critical thinking and collaboration skills needed to solve real world problems. Representatives on the task force will include students, parents, teachers, counselors, community members, and college and university leaders.

High School Transformation Task Force Meeting Schedule

Location: Library Service Center, 4680 North Ave, Oceanside, CA 92056

Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Dates: Wednesday

2016-2017 School Year:

August 31, 2016 - Final Meeting for this Task Force:

2015-2016 School Year:

October 14, 2015

October 28, 2015

November 10, 2015

December 2, 2015

January 6, 2016

  • This meeting has been cancelled.

January 27

February 10

March 2

March 23

April 6

  • This meeting has been cancelled.

April 27

  • This meeting has been cancelled.

May 4

  • This meeting has been cancelled.

May 25


2014-2015 School Year:

September 24, 2014

October 22, 2014

November 5, 2014

December 3, 2014

January 7, 2015

January 28, 2015

February 4, 2015

February 25, 2015

April 1, 2015

April 22, 2015

  • This meeting has been cancelled.

May 6, 2015

May 20, 2015

LOCAL CONTROL FUNDING FORMULA (LCFF)

ClickHERE to access the LCFF webpage to learn more.

LOCAL CONTROL ACCOUNTABILITY PLAN (LCAP)

Click HERE to access the LCAP webpage to learn more.

BLUEPRINT WEBSITE ARCHIVE 2015-16

Click HERE to access the Blueprint Website archive for the 2015-16 school year.

BLUEPRINT WEBSITE ARCHIVE 2014-15

Click HERE to access the Blueprint Website archive for the 2014-15 school year.

BLUEPRINT WEBSITE ARCHIVE 2013-14

Click HERE to access the 2013-14 Blueprint website archive.

LEADERSHIP AND INNOVATION

Blueprint website

Session 7 - May 19, 2016

Session 6 - March 10, 2016

Session 5 - February 18, 2016 - Mid-Year Leadership Conference

The Mid-Year Conference theme is "Our Interests in the World of Work." The purpose of this full-day professional learning and collaboration workshop for all district administrators is to deepen knowledge and expertise and promote a collective commitment to implementing our focus on creating relevant learning environments for all students that are more personalized to their individual strengths, interests and values.

 learning environments
workshop
collaboration workshop
personalized

Materials

Session 4 - January 14, 2016

Session 3 - November 19, 2015

Session 2 - October 15, 2015

Session 1 - September 17, 2015

Session Dates: (Thursday) Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19, Dec. 17, Jan. 14, Feb. 18, Mar.10, Apr. 21, May 19,

June 16

Time: 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Location: IMC

Leadership Advance - 2015

The Leadership Advance 2015 theme is "Serving our Students Through Strengths." Leadership Advance is a three-day professional learning and collaboration series for all district administrators designed to deepen leadership knowledge and expertise and promote a collective commitment to implementing our Vision, Mission, Values and School Board goals.

Materials

Partnerships

Resources

Vista Unified is Future Ready

Digital Promise Overview

Digital Promise Resources

  1. Cut the Jargon > "Words Matter: Let's Talk about Learning, not Technology"
  2. Visualize the Journey Ahead > The Digital Promise Schools Guidebook
  3. Personalize Professional Learning > "Personalized Learning isn't Enough; How Do We Create Learners?"
  4. Create a Storytelling Strategy > "Let the Students Tell the Story"
  5. Develop Student Leaders > "Future Ready with Vista", "Don't Put Tech in Schools Without Doing This First!"