The Education Protection Account (“EPA”) provides local education agencies (“LEA”) with general purpose funding from the State of California. This funding was provided by the passage of Proposition 30 on the November 2012 California ballot.
A spending plan must be approved by the governing board during a public meeting. EPA funds cannot be used for the salaries or benefits of administrators or any other administrative costs. Each year, the LEA must publish on its website how much money was received from the EPA and how the funds were expended.
For more information, please visit the California Department of Education FAQs regarding the EPA.
The SAC shall review the Single School Plan addressing the following focus areas before September 15th for the ensuing academic year. The SAC will subsequently monitor the plan and applicable data, and if necessary, recommend modifications to the plan to reflect changing needs and/or priorities throughout the year:
- Curricula, instructional strategies and materials responsive to the individual needs and learning styles of our students
- Instructional and auxiliary services to meet the needs of non-English-speaking or limited-English-speaking students; students with special or exceptional needs; and advanced students
- A professional development program for teachers, other school personnel, paraprofessionals, and volunteers, including those participating in special programs
- Build the schools’ and parents’ capacity for strong parental involvement and develop and annually review a written parent involvement policy, pursuant to No Child Left behind. The policy shall:
- Provide the coordination, technical assistance, and other support necessary to assist the school in planning and implementing effective parent involvement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance
- Coordinate and integrate parental involvement strategies [under Title I] with parental involvement strategies under other programs as appropriate
- Conduct, with the involvement of parents, an annual evaluation of the content and effectiveness of the parental involvement policy in improving the academic quality of the schools, including identifying barriers to greater participation by parents in activities (with particular attention to parents who are economically disadvantaged, are disabled, have limited English proficiency, have limited literacy, or are of any racial or ethnic minority background), and use the findings of such evaluation to design strategies for more effective parental involvement, and to revise, if necessary, the parental involvement policies described in this section
- Involve parents in the activities of the school
- Discuss and develop a plan for the distribution of stipends and other forms of compensation including release time for services provided outside the normal instructional day, pursuant to the Agreement between Green Dot Public Schools and the Asociacion de Maestros Unidos (AMU). This plan will be submitted to the Green Dot Governing board for ratification prior to September 30th of each year
- Determine the calendar for the following academic year and submit the calendar to the Green Dot Governing Board for ratification prior to May 15 of each year
- Review the school budget to assure spending in accordance with the goals of the plan. The SAC will recommend the school budget for the ensuing fiscal year before the principal submits it for Green Dot Public Schools Board approval
- Other activities and objectives as designated by the Green Dot Board of Directors
Supplemental Education Service (SES)
Under No Child Left Behind (NCLB), schools receiving Title 1 funds that have been identified as a Program Improvement (PI) school must offer Supplemental Educational Services (SES) to eligible students. The SES program offers parents a chance to get their children extra academic help in reading and mathematics through free tutoring. Green Dot recommends New Hope Academy of Change for SES tutoring:
New Hope Academy of Change
1119 Rhea St
Long Beach, CA 90806
400 N Long Beach Blvd
Compton, CA 90220
Parents may also choose another SES provider from the list approved by the state. If you are interested in enrolling your child in SES, please contact the school office.
Public School Choice (PSC)
All parents/guardians of students attending a Program Improvement (PI) school have the right to request a transfer of their children to a non-PI school. Students enrolled in charter schools have the option of returning to their "home" public school. If the home public school is a PI school, the student may request a school transfer to a non-PI school in the home district, with paid transportation, by contacting the district.
The home district will pay for transportation costs. The number of students who can transfer with paid transportation may be limited by the amount of money available to pay for transportation costs. If there is not enough money available, the lowest-achieving students from low-income famililes will be given priority. However, you can always request a school transfer to a non-PI school without paid transportation
If you are interested in transferring your child to a non-PI school in your home district, please contact Megan Quaile, Vice-President of Education at email@example.com. The following non-PI schools are available for transfers:
South Region High School (SRHS) #12
8800 S San Pedro St
Los Angeles, CA 90003
**Please note that Animo Leadership Charter High School remained in Year 3 of Program Improvement for the 2015 - 2016 school year.