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Learning Communities for School Success Program

This program was established following the passage of Proposition 47, the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act (SNSA).

Program Information

Program Description
Information on grant background, including program purpose and eligibility results.

Funding and Fiscal Management
Request for Applications (RFA), revisions, forms, and funding results.

Call for Readers

The Career and College Transition Division (CCTD) of the California Department of Education (CDE) is seeking interested readers for the Cohort 4 Learning Communities for School Success Program (LCSSP) grant reading on March 2–5, 2020, at the California Department of Education in Sacramento. Readers must be able to commit to serve for each of the four (4) days of the Reader's Conference.

Background: The LCSSP grant provides funds to local educational agencies (LEAs) to support programs aimed at improving student outcomes by reducing truancy and supporting students who are at risk of dropping out of school or are victims of crime. Funding for the LCSSP is the result of Proposition 47 that allocates 25 percent of the statewide savings for LEA grants. The goal of the LCSSP is to support evidence-based, non-punitive programs and practices employed to keep the state's most vulnerable students in school. These programs and practices must complement and enhance the actions and services identified to meet the LEA's goals as identified in the LEA's Local Control Accountability Plan.

Reader applications are due on or before February 14, 2020; however, for planning purposes your immediate response is appreciated. Please note that grant reader applications will not be selected if they are an LCSSP grant applicant, or a representative of a grant applicant, for the Cohort 4 cycle. Note: Readers who live greater than 50 miles from Sacramento will be reimbursed for travel, lodging, and per diem at the state rate.

The CDE CCTD staff will review and select qualified applicants to participate in the Reader's Conference. Submission of an application does not guarantee you will be selected as a Reader. If selected, we will notify you no later than February 21, 2020. Thank you for your interest in the 2020 LCSSP competitive grant reading.

To apply to be a LCSSP Grant Reader, please complete this brief Snap Survey External link opens in new window or tab..

Technical Assistance

The California Department of Education (CDE) – in collaboration with the San Bernardino Superintendent of Schools (SBSS) – shall provide training and technical assistance to grantees to develop and provide support to in implementing evidence-based, non-punitive programs and practices aligned with the goals for students contained in each of the grantee’s local control and accountability plans. For further information, contact Kim Cavanagh, Director of Student Services at kim.cavanagh@sbcss.net

Frequently Asked Questions
These Frequently Asked Questions will further help local educational agencies (LEAs) with the completion of their RFA aimed at supporting evidence-based, non-punitive programs and practices to keep the state’s most vulnerable students in school.

Resources
Links to CDE and other relevant resources to improve school climate and enhance student achievement.

Webinar Information

A Webinar for Cohort 3 grantees only is scheduled to be held Thursday, February 13, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. The Webinar will provide information and guidance for completion of the LCSSP Budget Revision and Expenditure Report forms.

  • Topic: Cohort 3 Fiscal Guidance Webinar
    Date and Time: Thursday, February 13, 2020 9:30 am, Pacific Standard Time (San Francisco, GMT-08:00)
    Event number: 660 812 423
    Event password: 175645
    Event registration/address for attendees: Cohort 3 Fiscal Guidance External link opens in new window or tab.
  • TIP FOR ATTENDEES
    To save time before the meeting, check your system to make sure it is ready to use WebEx.
    1. Visit the test site at Test a WebEx meeting External link opens in new window or tab.
    2. If you experience issues joining the meeting, contact WebEx support at 1-866-229-3239.

A Webinar for Cohort 4 grant readers is scheduled to be held Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. The Webinar will provide information on the grant readers conference that will be held at The CDE on March 2 - 5, 2020. WebEx information will be posted as it becomes available.

Legal Authority

The LCSSP is authorized by California Education Code (EC) sections 33430–33436 for the coordination and administration of grants and assistance to LEAs in the implementation of the K–12 education portion of Proposition 47. Text for this education code and other pertinent legislation can be accessed at the links below.

EC sections 33430–33436 External link opens in new window or tab.
The Learning Communities for School Success Program (Article 10 added by States. 2016, Ch. 397, Sec. 2.)

Proposition 47 External link opens in new window or tab.
Passed by California voters in 2014, Proposition 47 also is known as the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act.

AB 1014 External link opens in new window or tab.
This legislation is a co-joined bill that established the Learning Communities for School Success Program.

SB 527 External link opens in new window or tab.
This legislation is a co-joined bill that established the Learning Communities for School Success Program.

Questions:   Elvia González | egonzalez@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0277
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, February 5, 2020