2021 ISABS Annual Report to the LegislatureExecutive Summary of the 2021 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 2021 Annual Report to the Legislature
Prepared by: Educator Excellence and Equity Division, Equity and Access Branch
California Department of Education
This report is required by Section 143 of Assembly Bill (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 that 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, and 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 2021 annual report in its original form, as provided to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) by the OCDE; and a link to the full ISABS 2020–21 annual report (ISABS: Fostering a Positive School Climate [Year 3]) in its original form on the OCDE website, 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, at 916-322-9503 or JAgostinelli@cde.ca.gov.