The Local Education Agency (LEA) Plan is a requirement for receiving federal funding sub-grants for No Child Left Behind (NCLB) programs. The LEA Plan includes specific descriptions and assurances as outlined in the provisions included in NCLB.
In essence, the LEA Plan describe the actions that the LEA will take to ensure that they meet certain programmatic requirements, including coordination of services, needs assessments, consultations, supplemental services, and other services as required. In addition, the LEA Plan summarizes school goals and activities from the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) and Title I Plans developed by each of the LEA's schools.
The California Board of Education (SBE) has adopted five performance goals upon which the Plan is written. These goals are:
- Goal 1: All students will reach high standards, at a minimum, attaining proficiency or better in reading and mathematics, by 2016-2017.
- Goal 2: All limited-English-proficient students will become proficient in English and reach high academic standards, at a minimum attaining proficiency or better in reading/language arts and mathematics.
- Goal 3: By 2016–2017 all students will be taught by highly qualified teachers.
Union School District's LEAP Addendum was most recently reviewed and adopted by the Board of Education on June 9, 2014. This outlines the improvement plans the district has put in place as a result of it's 2013 Program Improvement Year 1 status. Annually, the school district must update their plans and show how they are using the Title III funds to support English Learners.