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2020 ISABS Annual Report to the Legislature

Executive Summary of the 2020 Annual Report to the Legislature of the Developing, Aligning, and Improving Systems of Academic and Behavioral Supports (ISABS) Grant.
The Developing, Aligning, and Improving Systems of Academic and Behavioral Supports Grant 2020 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 Assembly Bill (AB) 104 (Chapter 13, Statutes of 2015) as well as Section 143 of 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 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 (MTSS) Statewide (SUMS) 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 a new 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 2020 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 2019–20 annual reports (ISABS: Scaling Up MTSS in California [Year Five] and ISABS: Fostering a Positive School Climate [Year 2]) in their original form on the OCDE website, as submitted to the SSPI by the OCDE. The OCDE’s annual reports are available on the OCDE California SUMS Initiative web page External link opens in new window or tab..

This report is available on the California Department of Education Multi-Tiered System of Support web page. 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.

The Developing, Aligning, and Improving Systems of Academic and Behavioral Supports Grant 2020 Annual Report to the Legislature (DOCX)

Questions:   Julia Agosteinelli | JAgostinelli@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-9503
Last Reviewed: Monday, March 28, 2022