Local Control and Accountability Plan


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    Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) Summary – 2019-20

    We are very proud of our district’s LCAP developed for the 2019-20 school year. Intentionally narrow in its scope with a focus on teaching and learning, it carries forward our key initiatives to maintain excellent programs with high-quality instructional practices across our schools.  

    The LCAP is driven by the MVSD Strategic Plan, which serves as the guiding plan for our district. The LCAP’s two goals mirror those of the strategic plan. The LCAP’s seven actions are based upon content from our strategic plan and content from our previous LCAP. Here is a summary of the 2019-20 LCAP’s goals and actions:


    All students will learn in an environment that fosters social-emotional well-being, equity, global perspectives and awareness through inquiry- and project-based instruction.

    Action 1 - Social-Emotional Wellness

    Students will learn in positive classroom environments that support their social-emotional well-being and foster development of strong character.

    • Social-emotional learning
    • Attributes of the Mill Valley School District Learner Profile
    • Counseling support
    • Restorative practices

    Action 2 - Targeted Mental Health Support

    Additional mental health staffing at the middle school will be available to provide support to unduplicated students (e.g. English Learners, foster youth, and socio-economically disadvantaged students) as needed.

    Action 3 - Academic Achievement

    All students will reach high levels of achievement in all content areas.

    • High-quality instruction in all content areas
    • Teachers' use of effective teaching practices and standards-based materials
    • Differentiated learning to address academic needs of all students, including high achievers/accelerated learners
    • Common assessments for reading, writing, and math

    Action 4 - Differentiation

    To increase proficiency for all students, ensure all students make progress toward standards, and close the achievement gap between student groups, we will differentiate instruction to reach all learners.

    • Differentiated learning to address academic needs of all students; close the achievement gap with underperforming students
    • After-school homework program at the middle school and targeted elementary sites

    Action 5 - Targeted Academic Intervention

    Academic intervention programs will be provided for unduplicated student groups (i.e. English Learners, foster youth, and socio-economically disadvantaged students) at all schools who would benefit from additional academic support.

    • RAMP at elementary sites
    • Math and reading intervention classes at the middle school

    Action 6 - Technology

    Technology is used to enhance instruction through thoughtful and appropriate integration across classrooms.

    • Students offered innovative blended learning experiences
    • Teachers provided professional development in technology to enhance instruction
    • Student development of 21st-century technology skills (i.e. creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking)

    Action 7 - Global Studies

    Students will participate in learning that fosters global mindedness and turning knowledge into action.

    • Trans-disciplinary learning experiences that include perspective-taking, investigating the world, communicating effectively, and taking action/engaging in service-learning projects
    • World language classes at middle school, and Spanish pilot program at kindergarten and first grade
    • Inquiry-based and project-based learning

    Action 8 - Parent & Family Engagement

    We will maintain high levels of parent/family engagement in our school communities, where all parents are welcomed and have opportunities to be engaged in their child's education.

    • Regular, two-way communication
    • Engage parents/families representative of all student groups in school activities
    • Form District Equity Committee to engage a broader spectrum of parents and support our equity work

    Action 9 - English Language Development

    We will continue to build our English Language Development (ELD) program, which provides Integrated ELD instruction, augmented by Designated ELD services, to our English Learners.

    • High-quality ELD curricular materials and professional development
    • Strengthen parent involvement and communication
    • Monitor EL student progress



    Attract, develop, and retain excellent staff in a quality work environment

    Action 1 - Extensive Support to Teachers and Staff

    We will provide strong support to staff through excellent compensation, extensive professional development, encouragement for innovation, and relevant feedback.

    • Target top quartile for staff total compensation
    • Quality curricular resources and effective instructional strategies
    • Staff wellness plan & relevant professional development
    • Supporting teachers in pursuits of innovation
    • Prioritizing class visits and feedback

    In the development of the LCAP, we engaged the community in an ongoing, thorough, and thoughtful process that involved 30+ in-person meetings with various stakeholder groups and by gathering written feedback from online surveys completed by parents, community members and MVSD staff. These stakeholder engagement opportunities offered different viewpoints and a broad spectrum of ideas to be considered for the LCAP, as well as valuable suggestions to enhance the practices in our schools.

    With the LCAP and Strategic Plan as the drivers of our work, we look forward to continuing to serve our district’s mission of providing our students with an excellent education that enables all students to achieve academic success and reach their full potential.

    LCAP Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)

    The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) PAC meetings are open to the public. The purpose of the group is to engage in the LCAP development process through consultation, review, and comment. The upcoming meeting dates are:

    Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 9-10:30 am (Mill Valley Middle School Conference Room - 425 Sycamore Avenue)

    Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 9-10:30 am (Mill Valley Middle School Conference Room - 425 Sycamore Avenue)

    Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 9-10:30 am (Mill Valley School District Office - 411 Sycamore Avenue)

    Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 12-2:00 pm (Mill Valley Middle School Conference Room - 425 Sycamore Avenue)

    Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 9-10:00 am (Remote)

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 9-10:30 am (Mill Valley Middle School Conference Room - 425 Sycamore Avenue)


    Please contact Wendy Holmes, Director of Curriculum and Instruction if you have any questions - (415) 389-7716.

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