Local Control and Accountability Plan


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    Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) Summary – 2018-2019

    We are very proud of our district’s LCAP developed for the 2018-2019 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 2018-2019 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

    • Social-emotional learning
    • Attributes of the Mill Valley School District Learner Profile
    • Counseling support
    • Restorative practices at middle school to address disciplinary issues

    Action 2 - Academic Achievement

    • High-quality instruction in all content areas
    • Teachers' use of effective teaching practices and standards-based materials
    • Common assessments for reading and math

    Action 3 - Differentiation

    • Differentiated learning to address academic needs of all students, including gifted learners and/or struggling learners; close the achievement gap with underperforming students
    • Academic intervention programs
    • After-school homework program at the middle school

    Action 4 - Technology

    • Technology integration across classrooms

    Action 5 - Global Studies

    • 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 pilot of Spanish classes at kindergarten level in fall 2018
    • Inquiry-based and project-based learning

    Action 6 - Parent & Family Engagement

    • Regular, two-way communication with our school communities
    • Active engagement between all parents/families representative of all student groups
    • District Equity Committee to help engage a broader spectrum of parents and to support our equity work

    Action 7 - English Language Development

    • Build ELD program to support EL students
    • 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 for Teachers and Staff

    • Target top quartile for staff total compensation
    • Staff wellness plan
    • Quality curricular resources and effective instructional strategies
    • 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 - 415 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, 1-2:30 pm (Mill Valley Middle School Conference Room - 425 Syamore Avenue)

    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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