The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires state educational agencies to determine school eligibility for comprehensive support and improvement (CSI). Local educational agencies (LEAs) with schools that meet the criteria for CSI must partner with stakeholders to locally develop and implement a plan to improve student outcomes.
HJUHSD met monthly with the Parent Advisory, composed of parents, and administrators, the committee to share the California School Dashboard data, and discussed the needs assessment tool with the team. We specifically discussed the graduation rate at Earl F. Johnson. As a result of the feedback, HJUHSD has hired three part-time instructional aides who are working with and supporting EFJ students four days a week by following along in class, completing daily assignments, checking grades weekly, setting goals for work completion, and making a plan to help students catch up. The aides also collaborate and check-in with the teachers of the students on their caseload. This work will allow students to earn credits and complete the necessary classes that lead to earning a high school diploma.
During the engagement meetings and discussions amongst the administrative team, the team recognized that additional funds should and would be allocated to EFJ to support efforts related to the discrepancy of graduating 12th graders.
To read the rest of the Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) Plan, check out the document below!