Walnut Creek School District has a new plan.
To fulfill a state mandate, the district recently completed its Local Control Accountability Plan. As part of the new school spending formula passed by the state Legislature, all districts had to change from a revenue limit system to a new local control funding formula. As part of this, every district had to have a new funding plan including input from everyone in the school community.
"The new procedures for the (plan) give districts the wonderful opportunity to 'check in' with their community to see what areas parents, staff, students and community would like the district to focus on," said Walnut Creek Superintendent Patty Wool in a district letter. "Given the fact that the new funding formula allows more district flexibility of funds, the state would like to see a three-year plan that describes district programs and budget."
Walnut Creek will need to meet the district benchmarks and show improvement in its six goals each year during the three years, she said.
One example of a district goal is ensuring the physical and emotional safety of all students. A metric for something like this, is to reduce suspensions by 3 percent every year.
Under the new funding formula, the Walnut Creek School District is receiving $351,065 in supplemental grant money in 2014-15 because of the district's 15 percent of students who are English Learners and who qualify for the Free and Reduced Price Meal program.
For more information go to www.walnutcreeksd.org.
William Shakespeare's comedy "Twelfth Night" is the spring production for Acalanes High School. The play will run April 30, May 1-3; all dates have a 7 p.m. show time, with the theater opening at 6:30 p.m.
General admission tickets are $10, students $7. Tickets are available at the door. All proceeds benefit the Acalanes Performing Arts Boosters-Drama.
In its 32nd year, the Walnut Acres Day Care Center is now accepting enrollment in its dynamic Summer Camp. The camp runs for nine weeks, from June 16 through Aug. 15. It takes children 4 1/2 through 12 years old, and offers a wide variety of activities including sports, arts and crafts, swimming, carpentry, nature studies and field trips around the Bay Area.
Register online at walnutacresdaycare.org or in person.
The day care is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The day care offers flexible scheduling for working and non-working parents.
The day care is located on the Walnut Acres Elementary School campus at 450 Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek. To schedule a tour, call 925-932-0507 and ask for Jaime or Barry.
Submit School Notes items to firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Elisabeth Nardi at 925-952-2617.