6 California school n ews October 2017 governance Submit your district’s local indicator data by December The deadline to submit local indicator data for the Fall 2017 California School Dashboard is quickly approaching; local educational agencies must upload their data by Dec.1, 2017. meeting the Williams settlement requirements at 100 percent at all of its school sites, as applicable, and promptly addresses any complaints or other deficiencies identified throughout the academic year, as applicable. Priority 2: Implementation of State Academic Standards — An LEA annually measures its progress implementing state academic standards. Priority 3: Parent Engagement — An LEA annually measures its progress in (1) seeking input from parents in decision making and (2) promoting parental participation in programs. Priority 6: School Climate — An LEA administers a local climate survey at least every other year that provides a valid measure of percep-tions of school safety and connectedness, such as the California Healthy Kids Survey, to students in at least one grade within the grade span(s) that the LEA serves (e.g., K-5, 6-8, 9-12). Priority 9: Coordination of Services for Expelled Students (COEs Only) — A county office of education annually measures its progress in coordinating instruction as required by Education Code Section 48926. Priority 10: Coordination of Services for Foster Youth (COEs Only) — A COE annually measures its progress in coordinating services for foster youth. The local indicators address those Local Control Funding Formula priority areas for which data is not collected at the state level. All LEAs are required to determine at a public meeting whether they have Met, Not Met, or Not Met for Two or More Years the standard for each applicable local indicator. LEAs make this determination by using self-reflection tools included in the evaluation rubrics, which will allow them to measure and report their progress through the California School Dashboard. Be sure to include time for surveying and action on an upcoming board agenda. Self-Reflection Tools LEAs will use the self-reflection tool included in the evaluation rubrics to support their determination of whether they have met the performance standard. The self-reflection tools are designed to support LEAs in measuring their progress on the local performance indica-tors. LEAs will report the results on the self-reflection tools to their local governing boards and to the public and stakeholders using the California School Dashboard. To access the self-reflection tools, visit the California Department of Education’s Local Indicators webpage at www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/cm/localindicators.asp. Performance Standards The performance standards for the local performance indicators are: Priority 1: Appropriately Assigned Teachers, Access to Curriculum-Aligned Instructional Materials, and Safe, Clean and Functional School Facilities (Priority 1) — An LEA annually measures its progress in Cap on school district reserves amended continued from page 1 issuing and selling facilities bonds. “Small school districts are often at a disadvantage in the bond market because investors tend to prefer larger bond issuances,” said CSBA Legislative Advocate Nancy Chaires Espinoza. “Smaller bonds are also costlier for school districts because the expenses associated with getting a bond approved and to market consume a greater share of the bond.” AB 1550 specifies that the JPAs are intended to serve the purpose of sharing administrative costs associated with the issuance and sale of voter-approved bonds and shall not otherwise affect the terms of the bonds. Codifying JPAs into law lends additional legitimacy to such bonds in the eyes of potential buyers, and is likely to result in larger bonds for small districts that are of greater value to taxpayers by making these types of bond sales more attractive to investors. Other key bills On Oct. 13, Gov. Brown signed into law AB 746 (Gonzalez Fletcher, D-San Diego) , a bill related to testing for lead in school site water sup-plies, which CSBA reported on in the September edition of California School News . On Oct. 15, the Governor cited local control in vetoing AB 233 (Gloria, D-San Diego) , pertaining to graduation dress code policies. “To the extent that there is a dispute about what a student can wear at school graduation ceremonies,” Gov. Brown said in his veto message, “I believe those closest to the problem — principals and democratically elected school boards — are in the best position to make wise judgments.” For additional information on the reserve cap and to view CSBA’s “What’s New for 2018” report on all new laws affecting K-12 education signed by Gov. Brown, visit www.csba.org/legislativenews.