July 2009 Waiver Item WC3 Attachment 26 - Meeting Agendas (CA by DustinHarris

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     CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
     SPECIFIC WAIVER REQUEST – Instructional Materials Funding Realignment Program (IMFRP)
     IMFRP-1 (Rev. 03-12-08) http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/lr/wr/                    “24 Month” Rule
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     Send Original plus one copy to:
     Waiver Office, California Department of Education                          Faxed originals will not be accepted!
     1430 N Street, Suite 5602
     Sacramento, CA 95814
     Attention: Judy J. Pinegar & Christine Gordon
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Local educational agency:                                   Phone contact and recipient of                 Contact person’s e-mail
                                                            approval/denial notice:                        address:
Rincon Valley Union School District                                                                        dmoresi@rvusd.org
                                                            707.542.7375 Diane Moresi
Address:                              (City)                  (State)            (ZIP)        Phone (and extension, if necessary):
                                                                                              (707 ) 542-7375 x 4118
1000 Yulupa Ave                   Santa Rosa                      CA               95405
                                                                                              Fax number: (707) 542 - 9802
Period of request: (month/day/year)            Local board approval date: (Required)       Date of Public Hearing: (Required)

From: 07/01/2009         To: 06/30/2011        March 3, 2009                               March 3, 2009

                                                         LEGAL CRITERIA

1.    Authority for the waiver:         Specific code section: EC 60422(c)(1) through (3)
      Section 60422(c) The State Board of Education may grant the school district additional time to meet the purchasing
      requirements of subdivision (a) if the governing board of the school district demonstrates, to the satisfaction of the state
      board, that all of the following criteria apply to the district:
      (1) The school district has implemented a well designed, standards-aligned basic instructional materials program.
      (2) The school district, at the time of its request for additional time pursuant to this subdivision, has sufficient textbooks
          or basic instructional materials for use by each pupil.
      (3) The school district has adopted a plan for the purchase of standards-aligned instructional
          materials in accordance with subdivision (a) but the plan indicated an alternative date for compliance that is declared
          in the request for additional time.


2. Education Code Section to be waived: EC 60422(a) “24 month” rule for IMFRP adoptions
      Curriculum Area: Mathematics/Reading-English Language Arts Grade Levels: K - 6
      Alternative Date for Compliance: July 1, 2011


3.    Collective bargaining unit information.

     Does the district have any employee bargaining units?        No xxx Yes      If yes, please complete required information
     below:

     Bargaining units) consulted on date(s): February       18    2009

     Name of bargaining unit and name of representative(s) consulted:
     CTA Kathy Alexander            CSEA      Lisa Maxwell

     The position(s) of the bargaining unit(s):      Neutral X Support       Oppose (Please specify why)

     Comments (if appropriate):
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     CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
     SPECIFIC WAIVER REQUEST                               IMFRP “24 Month” Rule
     IMFRP -1 (Rev. 03-12-08)
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4.    Education Code or California Code of Regulations section to be waived.

EC 60422. (a) A local governing board shall use funding received pursuant to this chapter to ensure that each pupil is
provided with a standards-aligned textbook or basic instructional materials, as adopted by the State Board of Education
subsequent to the adoption of content standards pursuant to Section 60605 for kindergarten and grades 1 to 8, inclusive, or
as adopted by the local governing board pursuant to Sections 60400 and 60411, for grades 9 to 12, inclusive. Pupils shall be
provided with standards-aligned textbooks or basic instructional materials by the beginning of the first school term that
commences no later than 24 months after those materials were adopted by the State Board of Education.


5.    Desired outcome/rationale. Give a general description of what adoption you want to postpone and the reason:

The Rincon Valley Union School District is requesting a waiver to postpone the adoption of the new adoption
materials for grades K – 6 for both mathematics and Reading/English Language Arts. The mathematics would be
extended from Fall 2009 to Fall 2010 and Reading/English Language Arts would be extended from Fall 2010 to
Fall 2011. The additional time will allow the district to make the best materials selection for our students.
Historically, RVUSD spends two years analyzing the new materials, our assessment results, studying the
standards, and frameworks. The new math adoption includes: Algebra Readiness materials, intervention
materials for grades 4 – 6, and our needed preparation and planning for all eighth graders be ready to enroll in
eighth grade Algebra. This waiver would allow RVUSD to address several issues:
      RVUSD would like to focus our limited professional development resources to support science, mathematics, and
       Reading/English Language Arts
      Our textbook adoption processes are comprehensive, including review of essential standards, analysis of student data,
       review of new materials/resources, and multiple year implementation support
      The 12-month extension in mathematics necessitates a 12-month an extension for Reading/English Language Arts to
       avoid the adoption of two core curriculum areas in the same year




Is this waiver associated with an “apportionment related" audit penalty? (per EC 41344) xxx No                 Yes
 (If yes, please attach explanation or copy of audit finding)

Has there been a Coordinated Compliance Review finding on this issue? xxx No                   Yes
(If yes, please attach explanation or copy of CCR finding)

District or County Certification – I hereby certify that the information provided on this application is correct and
complete.

Signature of Superintendent or Designee:          Title:                                          Date:

>                                               Superintendent                                    March 4, 2009
Signature of SELPA Director (only if a Special Education Waiver)                                  Date:

>
                                FOR CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION USE ONLY
Staff Name (type or print):                Staff Signature:                                       Date:

                                              >
Unit Manager (type or print):                 Unit Manager Signature:                             Date:

                                              >
Division Director (type or print):            Division Director Signature:                        Date:

                                              >
Deputy (type or print):                       Deputy Signature:                                   Date:

                                              >
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CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SPECIFIC WAIVER REQUEST                             IMFRP “24 Month” Rule
IMFRP -1 (Rev. 04-21-08)
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Attachment A: Desired Outcome/Rationale for Waiver
I. Responses to the Statutory Criteria for Waiver Approval: EC 60422(c) The State Board of Education may grant the school
district additional time to meet the purchasing requirements of subdivision (a) if the governing board of the school district demonstrates, to the
satisfaction of the state board, that all of the following criteria apply to the district:

1. The school district has implemented a well-designed, standards-aligned basic instructional materials
program.
RVUSD has followed the state adoption cycle in which it purchased state-approved standards-aligned materials for all students in
core subject areas. The practice for each new adoption includes:
    Review the most recent State Board approved curriculum framework for the subject area under consideration
    Review State Board or District adopted grade level content standards for the specific subject area under consideration
    Training in the evaluation process and evaluation instrument
    Review the California State Board of Education Adoption Report of Instructional Materials which outlines the K-8 state
     adoption process and the state level evaluations of each program
    Identify student strengths and weaknesses using district or site level data as appropriate. Disaggregate measures of student
     achievement in mathematics and language arts from API and STAR results
    Review results from district assessments in the content area for which materials are being adopted. District assessment data
     is especially useful for the content areas that do not have STAR results
    Identify student diversity/universal access issues that instructional materials need to address—high achievement, low
     achievement, English learner populations, special needs populations
    The district plans professional development to assist teachers effectively implement the new adoption

2. The school district, at the time of its request for additional time. Pursuant to this subdivision, have
sufficient textbooks or basic instructional materials for use by each pupil.
All students in RVUSD are using state-adopted, standards-aligned core materials. The district received no Williams Uniform
Complaints regarding textbooks and instructional materials for the 07/8 or the 08/09. On the following dates the Board of Trustees
adopted a Resolution for Instructional Materials Realignment Program for grades K – 6 ensuring that each pupil is provided with a
standards-aligned textbook for core subjects. Copies of Williams Settlement, Quarterly Uniform Complaint Report Summary (Ed
Code #35186(d) are attached for:
     April 1 – June 30, 2008 – Board Meeting date of June 13, 2008
     July 1 – September 30, 2008 – Board Meeting date of October 7, 2008
     October 1 – December 31, 2008 – Board Meeting date of January 13, 2009
While the district is requesting an additional year to purchase mathematics materials, K – 6, every student has a copy of the core
text.

3. The school district has adopted a plan for the purchase of standards-aligned instructional materials in
accordance with subdivision (a) but that plan indicated an alternative date for compliance that is declared in
the request for additional time.)
2008/09
    The deadline for implementing new mathematics programs for grades K – 6 is November 15, 2009
     As the State of California considers its present budget crisis, funding of certain categorical programs is uncertain for the
     coming school year (2009 – 2010), including funding for the Instructional Materials Funding Realignment Program (IMFRP –
     Resource Code 7156). However, without state funding for new textbooks through the IMFRP funds, it would be impossible to
     fully implement this adoption by the required deadline.
    This waiver is being sought to extend the deadline for implementation by one year for grades K – 6
     Mathematics and one year for K – 6 Reading/English Language Arts in the event that the state does not fully fund this
     program

2009/10
    K – 6 teachers will analyze math assessment results to establish grade level goals
    Presentation of Math Materials by publishers to the Mathematics Adoption Committee
    Display of Math Materials and review by K – 6 teachers, staff, and parents
    Math materials recommendation to the Board
    Prepare math materials order for July 1, 2010

2010/11
    New mathematics materials will be ordered previous to July 1, 2010
    Implement new mathematics adoption K – 6 materials with the start of the 2010/11 school year
    Professional development on overview of materials will be provided to K – 6 teachers
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                Extensive professional development for mathematics for K – 6 teachers
                K – 6 teachers will analyze Reading/ELA assessment results to establish grade level goals
            2010/11 – continued:
                Presentation of R/ELA by publishers to the R/ELA Adoption Committee
                Display of R/ELA materials and review by K – 6 teachers, staff, and parents

            2011/12
                R/ELA materials recommendation to the Board so that all materials will be in place by 2011/12 school year
                Prepare R/ELA materials order for July 1, 2011

            IMFRP Funds
               2008/09 - RVUSD received $193,000.00 IMFRP funds
               2008/09 – RVUSD expended $162,920.00 on consumable core materials
               2010 – RVUSD expects the cost of the mathematics adoption to be approximately $215,025.00
               2011 – RVUSD expects the cost of the R/ELA adoption to be approximately $350,000.00

            II. Assessment Information: STAR and local assessments in the particular subject matter
                  Please see attached the 2006-2008 California Standards Test (CST) Score Comparison by Site, District, and State of
                   Percentage of Students that scored AT PROFICIENT OR ABOVE (Proficient and Advanced)

                                                     2006-2008 Standards Test Scores for Grades 2 - 6
                                                         California Standards Test – Mathematics

                                                                            Rincon Valley Union School District
                                                  (Percentage of students that scored at PROFICIENT OR ABOVE [Proficient and Advanced)
        District
Grade



         State
         Site




                        Austin
                                           Binkley              Madrone         Matanzas           Sequoia        Spring Creek        Village             Whited
                        Creek
                   06    07      08   06     07      08    06     07      08   06   07   08   06     07      08   06   07   08   06     07      08   06    07      08

2       Site       88    92      95   84     68      56    82     70      71   74   46   64   83     83      81   60   81   56   82     80      61   86    87      90
2       District   80    75      73   80     75      73    80     75      73   80   75   73   80     75      73   80   75   73   80     75      73   80    75      73
2       State      59    59      59   59     59      59    59     59      59   59   59   59   59     59      59   59   59   59   59     59      59   59    59      59

3       Site       92    83      91   68     76      64    74     79      58   82   78   76   83     85      79   82   58   53   74     76      63   88    87      89
3       District   77    77      72   77     77      72    77     77      72   77   77   72   77     77      72   77   77   72   77     77      72   77    77      72
3       State      58    58      61   58     58      61    58     58      61   58   58   61   58     58      61   58   58   61   58     58      61   58    58      61
4       Site       94    91      97   84     88      87    86     64      79   53   69   56   83     75      76   72   70   80   63     69      85   67    81      87
4       District   77    74      81   77     74      81    77     74      81   77   74   81   77     74      81   77   74   81   77     74      81   77    74      81

4       State      54    56      61   54     56      61    54     56      61   54   56   61   54     56      61   54   56   61   54     56      61   54    56      61
5       Site       93    92      86   70     62      78    73     89      72   62   73   86   72     85      86   55   63   48   74     51      55   63    76      75
5       District   71    76      73   71     76      73    71     76      73   71   76   73   71     76      73   71   76   73   71     76      73   71    76      73
5       State      48    49      51   48     49      51    48     49      51   48   49   51   48     49      51   48   49   51   48     49      51   48    49      51
6       Site       85    84      89   69     53      66    68     70      83   65   63   72   86     69      81   72   73   83   66     56      66   46    59      70
6       District   71    66      59   71     66      59    71     66      59   71   66   59   71     66      59   71   66   59   71     66      59   71    66      59

6       State      41    52      41   41     52      41    41     52      41   41   52   41   41     52      41   41   52   41   41     52      41   41    52      41

              The shaded areas represent the years and grade levels where each school site and the district exceeded the State’s percentage
                                     of students that scored AT PROFICIENT OR ABOVE Proficient and Advanced
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            II. Assessment Information: STAR and local assessments in the particular subject matter
                  Please see attached the 2006-2008 California Standards Test (CST) Score Comparison by Site, District, and State of
                   Percentage of Students that scored AT PROFICIENT OR ABOVE (Proficient and Advanced)

                                                     2006-2008 Standards Test Scores for Grades 2 - 6
                                                     California Standards Test – English Language Arts
                                                                            Rincon Valley Union School District
                                                  (Percentage of students that scored at PROFICIENT OR ABOVE [Proficient and Advanced)
        District
Grade



         State
         Site




                        Austin
                                           Binkley              Madrone         Matanzas           Sequoia        Spring Creek        Village             Whited
                        Creek
                   06    07      08   06     07      08    06     07      08   06   07   08   06     07      08   06   07   08   06     07      08   06    07      08

2       Site       86    80      85   54     63      56    56     76      53   74   55   52   85     54      70   50   61   42   85     68      60   79    87      81
2       District   74    70      63   74     70      63    74     70      63   74   70   63   74     70      63   74   70   63   74     70      63   74    70      63

2       State      47    48      48   47     48      48    47     48      48   47   48   48   47     48      48   47   48   48   47     48      48   47    48      48

3       Site       83    68      75   63     50      70    53     55      38   69   70   53   68     57      57   38   49   46   56     61      60   77    78      78
3       District   63    65      54   63     65      54    63     65      54   63   65   54   63     65      54   63   65   54   63     65      54   63    65      54

3       State      36    37      38   36     37      38    36     37      38   36   37   38   36     37      38   36   37   38   36     37      38   36    37      38
4       Site       91    89      94   79     92      44    87     64      79   55   73   74   87     51      86   63   51   45   54     62      61   61    76      86
4       District   74    73      83   74     73      83    74     73      83   74   73   83   74     73      83   74   73   83   74     73      83   74    73      83

4       State      49    51      55   49     51      55    49     51      55   49   51   55   49     51      55   49   51   55   49     51      55   49    51      55
5       Site       89    85      86   54     73      65    67     77      65   54   66   74   70     53      81   64   49   58   64     59      72   52    54      74
5       District   65    70      71   65     70      71    65     70      71   65   70   71   65     70      71   65   70   71   65     70      71   65    70      71

5       State      43    44      48   43     49      48    43     44      48   43   49   48   43     44      48   43   49   48   43     44      48   43    49      48
6       Site       85    84      90   78     75      64    67     72      67   56   54   69   81     62      81   72   62   52   54     52      52   56    53      56
6       District   69    63      73   69     63      73    69     63      73   69   63   73   69     63      73   69   63   73   69     63      73   69    63      73

6       State      41    42      47   41     42      47    41     42      47   41   42   47   41     42      47   41   42   47   41     42      47   41    42      47
              The shaded areas represent the years and grade levels where each school site and the district exceeded the State’s percentage
                                     of students that scored AT PROFICIENT OR ABOVE Proficient and Advanced


            III Summary Rationale: Request for an Alternative Date of Compliance for EC 60422(a)
                 Using our current standards-aligned mathematic and R/ELA materials our students exceed the State average of
                  students who score AT PROFICIENT OR ABOVE (Proficient and Advanced)
                 2010/11, RVUSD will focus on the mathematics adoption process
                 2011/12, RVUSD will focus on the R/ELA adoption process
                 The multi-year adoption activities require data analysis, standards review, and professional development on
                  instruction and intervention strategies
                 Teacher quality and participation are prerequisites for successful adoption and implementation of new materials

								
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