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Invitation for CPAG Appointment


Applications Invited for Appointment to the
California Practitioners Advisory Group

August 24, 2020

The State Board of Education (SBE) is currently seeking applications to fill a position on the California Practitioners Advisory Group (CPAG), to provide input to the SBE on ongoing efforts to establish a single coherent local, state, and federal accountability system. The advisory committee serves as the state’s committee of practitioners under federal Title I requirements.

All applicants must currently meet the practitioner category listed below:

  • Specialized instructional support personnel and paraprofessionals

All applicants should provide evidence of demonstrated experience with California’s K-12 public education system, including familiarity with the Local Control Funding Formula. Applicants should also provide evidence of familiarity with federal program requirements, including Title I, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (Public Law 114–95).

Background

With the enactment of the Local Control Funding Formula in 2013, California changed the finance and accountability systems for its K-12 public education system. The SBE was delegated authority to implement key provisions of the Local Control Funding Formula, including the Local Control and Accountability Plan template (Education Code § 52064), spending regulations (Education Code § 42238.07), and the Local Control Funding Formula evaluation rubrics (Education Code § 52064.5).

Additionally, Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (Public Law 114–95 § 1603, 20 United States Code § 6573), requires each State educational agency that receives Title I funds to create a State committee of practitioners to advise the State in carrying out its responsibilities under Title I.

These changes to the local, state, and federal education policy landscape present a unique opportunity for California to develop a single coherent accountability system.

Purpose

The purpose of this advisory committee is to provide input to the SBE on practical implications of decisions before the SBE, which may include providing input on the design of California's accountability system and other decisions related to implementing the Local Control Funding Formula.

The committee will also review any State rules and regulations relating to Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act, in order to advise the State in carrying out its Title I responsibilities.

Composition

Members are appointed by the SBE. The majority of members must be representatives from local educational agencies. The membership will include representatives who currently meet one or more of the following categories:

  • Superintendents or other Administrators
  • Teachers from traditional public schools and charter schools and career and technical educators
  • Principals and other school leaders
  • Parents of student(s) currently enrolled in the K-12 public education system
  • Members of local school boards
  • Representatives of private school children
  • Specialized instructional support personnel and paraprofessionals
  • Representatives of authorized public chartering agencies
  • Charter school leaders
  • Education researchers

Members will be appointed to ensure appropriate representation among the membership categories. Members may qualify as representatives of more than one membership category.

Term of Office

Members will serve for a term of up to three years. Terms of office will be staggered to avoid the need to replace the majority of members at the same time.

Frequency of Meetings

Regular meetings of the CPAG will be conducted annually or as needed. During the COVID-19 pandemic, CPAG meetings will be held remotely, consistent with state and local public health orders.

Note: On March 17, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-29-20 related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Executive Order allows state bodies covered by the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act (Act) to hold public meetings covered by the Act via web and/or audio teleconferencing. As such, the upcoming CPAG meetings will be held as an audio/video teleconference and will have a live webcast. The SBE Board Room 1101 in the California Department of Education will be closed to the public.

Travel, Lodging, and Other Expenses

CPAG members will be reimbursed for travel for in-person meetings and per diem expenses related to Committee meetings only, at the same rate applicable for CDE staff. No reimbursement will be made for other activities.

Application Deadline

The application can be found at the SBE Application Information Web page.

All applications received by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 8, 2020 will be considered by the SBE Screening Committee for appointment at the November 5-6, 2020 State Board of Education meeting.

Completed applications may be submitted via email at: sbe@cde.ca.gov. A single PDF of the application that includes a resume and two letters of recommendation is preferred.

Finalist candidates may be asked to participate in a 15-minute telephone interview, which will be scheduled for one day during the week of October 19 – 23, 2020.

Questions

If you have any questions about the application process or the role and responsibility of the CPAG, please contact the State Board of Education at 916-319-0827 or by email at sbe@cde.ca.gov.

Questions: State Board of Education | sbe@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0827 
Last Reviewed: Monday, August 24, 2020
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