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2019 ISABS Annual Report to the Legislature

Executive Summary of the 2019 Annual Report to the Legislature of the Developing, Aligning, and Improving Systems of Academic and Behavioral Supports Grant.
The Developing, Aligning, and Improving Systems of Academic and Behavioral Supports Grant
2019 Annual Report to the Legislature

Prepared by:  Educator Excellence and Equity Division  Equity and Access Branch  California Department of Education

Executive Summary

This report is required by Section 57 of the Budget Act of 2015 (Assembly Bill 104, Chapter 13, Statutes of 2015) and amended by Section 48 of the Budget Act of 2016 (Senate Bill 828, Chapter 29, Statutes of 2016) as well as AB 1808 (Chapter 32, Statutes of 2018). The Budget Act of 2015 appropriated $10 million for a competitive grant requiring the grantee to provide technical assistance and develop and disseminate statewide resources. The purpose of the technical assistance and resources is to encourage and assist local educational agencies and charter schools in establishing and aligning schoolwide, data-driven systems of learning and behavioral supports to meet the needs of California’s diverse learners in the most inclusive environments possible. The Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) was awarded the Developing, Aligning, and Improving Systems of Academic and Behavioral Supports (ISABS): Scaling Up Multi-Tiered System of Supports in California grant. The Budget Act of 2016 augmented the original appropriation with an additional $20 million.

Additionally, AB 1808 (Chapter 32, Statutes of 2018) established an additional component of the ISABS, which focuses specifically on fostering a positive school climate. The Budget Act of 2018 appropriated $15 million for this purpose. The purpose of this work is to expand restorative justice, bullying prevention, positive behavior interventions, and minimize the use of emergency interventions.

This report provides an overview of the ISABS grant reporting requirements; a summary of the ISABS 2019 annual reports in their original form, as provided to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) by the OCDE; and a link to the full ISABS 2018–19 annual reports (ISABS: Scaling Up Multi-Tiered System of Supports in California [Year Four] and ISABS: Fostering a Positive School Climate [Year 1]) in their original form, as submitted to the SSPI by the OCDE.

If you have any questions regarding this report or would like to request a hard copy, please contact Julia Agostinelli, Education Programs Consultant, Educator Excellence and Equity Division, by phone at 916-322-9503 or by email at JAgostinelli@cde.ca.gov. You can find this report at the California Department of Education Multi-Tiered System of Support web page. The OCDE’s annual reports are available on the OCDE California SUMS Initiative web page External link opens in new window or tab..

Questions: Julia Agostinelli | JAgostinelli@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-9503 
Last Reviewed: Thursday, April 23, 2020
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