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Our Unified District Plan - LCAP, ELO Grant & ESSER III

Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)
Our needs, goals, measures, and actions/services are captured within a Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).  In 2013, Governor Brown changed the funding formula for California public school districts featuring the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), which requires school districts like SJUSD to prepare a plan using stakeholder input on how funds should be spent, and more importantly, measure their affect for desired outcomes. Near the end of each school year, the data on LCAP measures is reviewed and feedback from stakeholders on past and future goals/needs is collected and analyzed. Proposed changes to the LCAP are yearly presented to the Board of Trustees for adoption and then submitted to State officials.  The 2021-24 LCAP is available in complete format from the file shown on this page.
Implementing and monitoring a large single plan needs a success-oriented strategy.  The District's 2021-24 LCAP is streamlined into three main goals and each goal is overseen by collaborating with all parent advisory groups, the #SanJac SPEAKS steering committee and both labor associations. Throughout the year, these groups meet and report the ongoing progress with measurable actions and services. 
The continuous review of the District's Mission, Vision, Core Values and Graduate Profile during the implementation and monitoring of progress of our LCAP goals is what we call "The San Jacinto Difference!" 
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Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Grant Plan
The Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Grant provides local educational agencies (LEAs) the opportunity to provide supplemental instruction and support to students, including those identified as needing academic, social-emotional and other supports, including the provision of meals and snacks.
ELO Grant funds must apply toward one or more of the following seven specific supplemental and support strategies: extending instruction learning time, accelerating progress to close learning gaps, integrated pupil supports, community learning hubs, supports for credit deficient pupils, additional academic services and training for school staff.
SJUSD worked collaboratively with our community partners to identify the supplemental instruction and support strategies for implementation. In addition, the District engaged, planned and collaborated on program operation with community partners and expanded learning programs and leveraged existing behavioral health partnerships in the design and implementation of services.
ESSER III Expenditure Plan
School districts, county offices of education, or charter schools, collectively known as LEAs, that receive Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds under the American Rescue Plan Act, referred to as ESSER III funds, are required to develop a plan for how they will use their ESSER III funds. In the plan, we must explain how we intend to use our ESSER III funds to address students’ academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs, as well as any opportunity gaps that existed before, and were worsened by, the COVID-19 pandemic. We may also use our ESSER III funds in other ways, as detailed in the Fiscal Requirements section of the Instructions. In developing the plan, we have the flexibility to include community input and/or actions included in other planning documents, such as the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), provided that the input and actions are relevant to our Plan to support students.
Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELO-P)
San Jacinto Unified School District’s Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELOP) is a grant-funded program. The Afterschool program is a free after-school program offered to SJUSD K-8 scholars.  The program is designed to provide a safe, structured, engaging, and academically enriching after-school environment for scholars in grades K-8 through critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, and social-emotional learning supports. Our goal is to be an engaging extension to the regular school day, building scholar success, self-esteem, connectedness, and equity. The ELO-Program in SJUSD serves 10 school sites and includes scholars in transitional kindergarten through eighth grade.    
The Afterschool program is provided free to all participating scholars, thanks to the California Department of Education’s After-School Education and Safety (ASES) and Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) grants. The Afterschool program is a collaboration between SJUSD, parents, and several community organizations including but not limited to Think Together, Valley-Wide Parks and Recreation, Diamond Valley Arts Council, Making Musica, Kicks to Learn, and STEM to the Future.
The ELO-P program also provides opportunities for scholars and community members to receive academic enrichment support via enrichment camps held during 30 noninstructional calendar days. The purpose of The EXPLORE program is to operate on days when school is not in session (intersessions). The program is not open during holidays. SJUSD staff and community partners support the scholar program. The program focuses on creating a safe and supportive environment while engaging scholars with expanded access to phenomenon-driven learning while building respectful relationships through active enrichment opportunities