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LEA Plan Templates and Guidance

Templates and guidance for completing the Local Educational Agency (LEA) Plan.

Local Educational Agency Plan | Single School District Plan | Single Plan for Student Achievement
U.S. Department of Education No Child Left Behind and Elementary and Secondary Acts and Policies
Writing Effective Proposals | Programs and Contacts

This Web page contains links to the California Department of Education's (CDE) downloadable templates and guidance for completing the Local Educational Agency (LEA) Plan. The LEA Plan is required of all LEAs (defined as county offices of education, districts, and direct-fundered charter schools) that receive funds under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965.

Local Educational Agency Plan (DOC)
Template for completing the Local Educational Agency (LEA) Plan.

Single School District Plan (DOC)
Template for completing the Single School District (SSD) Plan. Designed for use by single school districts, this template combines the elements of the Local Educational Agency (LEA) Plan and the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) into one single document.

Single Plan for Student Achievement
Pursuant to California Education Code (EC) Section 64001 and the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 schools that receive state and federal funds through the Consolidated Application and Reporting System (CARS) and ESEA Program Improvement (PI) funds consolidate all school plans into the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA).

To assist local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools in meeting the content requirements for consolidating all school plans for these programs into the SPSA the California Department of Education (CDE), in collaboration with school, district, and county office of education practitioners, developed a planning guide (Part I), template (Part II), and resource index (Part III). Together the guide, template, and resource index provide a structured means to enhance the planning and implementation process for improving student academic performance. Use of these documents is entirely voluntary.

U.S. Department of Education No Child Left Behind and Elementary and Secondary Education Acts and Policies External link opens in new window or tab.
Information on the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, including the Act and policy, and the Obama Administration's blueprint for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965. Includes:

Writing Effective Proposals
Guidance for preparing applications for funds. Includes information to help you make your Local Educational Agency (LEA) Plan readable and educationally sound.

Programs and Contacts
Program Web pages and contact information of California Department of Education (CDE) staff responsible for individual programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965.

Questions: Rena M. Carlson | rcarlson@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0243 
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