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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.

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 4 applicants is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. Only LEAs that completed the Intent form on or before December 13, 2019, are eligible to apply. The Webinar will provide information regarding the intent of the grant, the application and the application process.

  • Topic: Cohort 4 Applicants
    Date and Time: Wednesday, January 8, 2020 9:30 am, Pacific Standard Time (San Francisco, GMT-08:00)
    Event number: 667 708 465
    Event password: 175610
    Event registration/address for attendees: Cohort 4 Applicants 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 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: Monday, December 9, 2019