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AAV July 2009 Waiver Consent Item 3 Attachment 4


This page is an accessible alternate version (AAV) of the State Board of Education July 2009 Waiver Consent Item 3 Attachment 4 (PDF; 114KB; 3pp.).

SPECIFIC WAIVER REQUEST - Instructional Materials Funding Realignment Program (IMFRP)

IMFRP-1 (Rev. 03-12-08) -"24 Month" Rule

Send Original plus one copy to:
Waiver Office. California Department of Education
1430 N Street Suite 5602
Sacramento, CA 95814
http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/lr/wr/

Feb 23, 2009
CD Code 1964345

Local Educational Agency: Castaic Union Elementary School District

Phone contact and recipient of approval/denial notice: Janene Maxon - Assistant Supt.
Contact person's e-mail address: jmaxon@Castaic.k12.ca.us

Address: 28131 Livingston Avenue, Valencia, CA 91355
Phone: 661-257-4500 x 1508
Fax: 661-257-5737

Period of request: From July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011
Local board approval date: December 11, 2008
Date of Public Hearing: December 11, 2008

Legal Criteria

Authority for the waiver: Specific code section: EC 60422(c)(1) through (3)
Section 60422(c) The State Board of Education may grant the school district additional time to meet the purchasing
requirements of subdivision (a) if the governing board of the school district demonstrates, to the senstactlon of the state board, lhat all of the following criteria apply to the district:

  1. The school district has implemented a well designed standards-aligned basic instructional materials program.
  2. The school distrit, at the time of its request for additional time pursuant to this subdivision, has sufficient textbooks or basic instructional material for use by each pupil.
  3. The school district has adopted a plan for the purchase of standards-aligned instructional materials in accordance with subdivision (a) but the plan indicated an alternative date for compliance that is declared in the request for additional time.

Educational Code Section to be waived: EC 60422(a) "24 month" rule for IMFRP adoptions
Curriculum Area: English Language Arts
Grade Levels: K-6
Alternative Date for Complience: 2011-2012

Collective bargaining unit information
Does the district have any employee bargaining units? Yes
Bargaining units consulted on date(s): December 3, 2006
Name of bargaining unit and name of representative consulted: Castaic Teacher's Association - Suzanne Graft President
The postition of the bargaining unit: Support

4. Education Code or California Code of Regulalions section to be waived.
EC 60422. (a) A local governing board shall use funding received pursuant to Ihis chapter to ensure that each pupil is
provided with a standards-aligned textbook or basic instructional materials, as adopted by the State Board of Education subsequent to the adoption of content standards pursuant to Section, 60605 for kindergarten and grades 1 to 8, inclusive, or as adopted by the local governing board pursuant to Sections 60400 and 60411, for grades 9 to 12 Inclusive. Pupils shall be provided with standards-aligned textbooks or basic instructional materials by the beginning of the first school term that commences no later 24 months after those materials were adopted by the State Board of Education.

5. Desired outcome/rationale. Give a general description of what adoption you want to postpone and the reason:
Castaic Union School District requests that the State Board of Education grant the district more lime to purchase standards-aligned programs and materials in English Language Arts. The district is experiencing declining enrollment, is addressing possible reductions and/or reassignment of teachers retateo to the state budqet crisis and is seeking to stabilize current funding systems. The district requires additional time to complete its adoption process and provide necessary professional staff development to ensure that the programs are successfully implemented.

Is this waiver associated with an "apportionment related" audit penalty? (Per EC 41344): No
Has there been a Coordinated Compliance Review finding on this issue? No

Attachment A: Desired Outcome/Rationale for Waiver

I. Responses to the Statutory Criteria for Waiver Approval:

EC 60422(c) The State Board of Education rnay grant the school district additional time to meet the purchasing requirements of subdivision (a) if the governing board of the school district demonstrates, to the satisfaction of the
state board, that all of the following criteria apply to the district:

1. The school district has implemented a well-designed, standards-aligned basic instructional
materials program.

Castaic's three elementary schools have implemented Houghton-Mittlin English Language Arts series (2002-2003) and teachers in all grade levels have received AB466/SB472 ELA professional development through a state-approved provider In addition to publisher provided training. Castaic's one middle school 6th-8th have implemented McDuugal Littell English Language Arts series (2002-2003) and all 6th, grade teachers and all 7th and 8th grade Language Arts teachers have received AB466/SB472 professional development through a state-approved provider in addition to publisher provided training.
The district has adopted and Implemented standards-based Social Science (2005-2006), Science 6th-8th (2007-2008) and K-S Mathematics (2008 - present) and is in the process of going lhrough S8472 professional development.

2. The school district, at the time of its request for additional time pursuant to this subdivision, has sufficient textbooks or basic instructional materials for use by each pupil.

In September 2008, everv school site principal certified that his/her students have sufficient textbooks for use by each
pupil. The Castaic Union Board of Trustees approved the certification on September 11, 2008, at its regularly
scheduled board meeting The resolution is attached.

3. The school district has adopted a plan for the purchase of standards-aligned instructional materials in accordance with Subdivision (a) but that plan indicated an alternative date for compliance that is declared in the request for additional ttme.)

The standards-based 6th-8th Science adoption costs were approximately $200,000. The standards-based
Mathematics adoption coste were approximately $230.000. Ongoing consumable materials for grades K-8th is
approximately $70,000. Current IMFRP funding is $69.41 per pupil with a district allocation $230,788 for the 2008-09
school year. It is anticipated that the English Language Arts adoption costs will be close to 500,000 excluding professional development costs. With declining enrollment, projected loses in IMFRP funding will be nearly $10,000
over the next three years. An additional year will ensure adequate funding. The timeline and costs for
implementation are as follows:

English Language Arts: Begin piloting matenate in the 2009-2010 school year. Recommend a program to the
Board of Trustees in the Summer of 2010. Begin the purchase of materials in late Fall of 2010 and early Spring 2011
in order to provide professional development and ensure that teacher materials are in place. Complete the purchase
of all materials in Summer of 2011 in order to ensure complete implementation in Fall 2011. Continue professional
development through publisher and SB472 in 2011-2012 school year.

II. Assessment Information: STAR and local assessments in the particular subject matter
Subject Star 2006
%Proficient/Advanced
Star 2007
%Proficient/Advanced
Star 2008
%Proficient/Advanced
English Language Arts 58.3 60.1 62

 

The district STAR scores are consistently progressing and the last two years were higher than the county and state
proficient/advanced levels.

III Summary Rationale: Request for an Alternative Date of Compliance for EC 60422(a)

The Alternative Date of Compliance for EC 60422(a) will provide a more thorough thoughtful implementation of English Language Arts adoption. The district will have more lime to realize the impact of declining enrollment and/or
needed staff changes. The necessary funding will be available and the required professional development will occur
in a more timely fashion, thus ensuring a successful implementation for Engiish Language Arts.

Questions: State Board of Education | 916-319-0827 
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