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Title Document Number Publish Date

The Single Plan for Student Achievement Annual Evaluation 2013-2014

The purpose of this memorandum is to describe the requirements and procedures for completing the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) Annual Evaluation in 2013-2014.

MEM-6184.0 November 5, 2013

No Child Left Behind (NCLB): Qualifications for Teachers; Parent Notification Requirements and Right to Know Procedures, Annual Principal Certification Form

This Memorandum provides information to assist school sites in implementing the federal requirements of The No Child Left Behind Act as it relates to teachers of core academic subjects in all schools; and to provide instructions to school principals regarding the completion and submission of the NCLB Principal Certification Form.

MEM-6161.0 September 30, 2013

Choices/Opciones Application and Brochure Timeline, 2014-2015

This memorandum contains the timeline information for the Magnet and Permits With Transportation (PWT) Programs and other steps taken to inform parents of the new timeline for 2014-2015 Choices/Opciones application process.

MEM-2089.8 September 19, 2013

Guidelines and Procedures for Identifying Title I-Eligible Students at Targeted Assistance Schools

The purpose of this Reference Guide is to provide guidance to Title I Targeted Assistance Schools (TAS) with the identification of Title I-eligible students and how to prepare the Title I Student Identification Roster.

REF-4300.6 August 5, 2013

Restricted P-Card Use for Title I Program Purchases

P-Card guidelines distributed by Procurement Services specifically identify prohibited purchases. It is the responsibility of the P-Card holder and approving official to verify the appropriateness of the purchases and to use the appropriate funding lines. The District’s financial system does not have the capability to programmatically reject federally prohibited purchases. Therefore, Effective July 1, 2013, P-Card purchases cannot be made utilizing funding from Title I program codes 7SO46, 70S46, 70A56, and 7E046. The P-Card unit will remove these program codes from the allowable funding lines.

MEM-6069.0 May 14, 2013

Audit Findings Pertaining to Expenditures with Federal and State Education Funds

This Policy Bulletin provides mandated guidelines for expending federal and state resources in response to recent misappropriation of categorical funds. These policies are based on risk management analysis by the Government Accounting Office (GAO) Single Audit findings, Federal Program Monitoring, Office of Inspector General (OIG) investigations, and biennial physical inventory checks. The priorities at each site must be to prevent the abuse and misuse of categorical resources and improve budget transparency and increase public trust.

BUL-5320.1 May 14, 2013

Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP)

The Los Angeles Unified School District has the primary responsibility to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations, and shall investigate complaints alleging failure to comply with those laws and regulations alleging discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying and unauthorized charging of pupil fees for educational activities. The District shall seek to resolve those complaints in accordance with the procedures set out in Sections 4600-4687 of the Title 5 Regulations and the policies and procedures of the District. This Bulletin clarifies that the Uniform Complaint Procedure (UCP) may be used to report noncompliance of applicable state and federal laws and regulations; file complaints alleging discrimination, harassment, intimidation, bullying; or, unauthorized charging of pupil fees for educational activities; and/or to appeal District decisions regarding such complaints. UCP brochures are available at all school sites in the primary languages of that school community. Complainants are encouraged, where possible, to try to resolve their complaints directly at the school or work site or with their Educational Service Center (ESC). A written notice regarding UCP must be disseminated annually to staff, students, parents/guardians, appropriate private school officials or representatives, District advisory committee, school advisory committees, and other interested school parties. Distribution may be in any form (brochure, newsletter, memorandum, staff/parent/student handbook, etc.) that will reach the school community. A copy of this UCP policy bulletin shall be available free of charge.

BUL-5159.2 February 5, 2013

Student and Employee Security

The purpose of this Bulletin is to provide guidelines, policies and best practices for student and staff security on every campus.

BUL-5721.1 February 25, 2013

Title I Parent Involvement Policy

This bulletin replaces BUL-2680.0, adopted in 2006, tp reflect the alignment of the LAUSD Parents as Equal Partners in the Education of their Children Resolution (2010) and Task Force Recommendations (2011), to mandates of Title I, Part A, Section 1118 of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and parent involvement policies addressed in the California Department of Education Family Engagement Framework, 2011.

BUL-5963.0 February 11, 2013

Guidelines for 2012-13 Req. Schl. & Central Adv. Committees & SSC

This bulletin replaces BUL-5797.0, REF-5900.0 and REF-5862.0. This bulletin supersedes all prior LAUSD bulletins, memoranda, bylaws, directives and policy guidelines related to the purpose, function and operation of School Site Councils and advisory committees at the central, former local district and school site levels.

BUL-5797.1

January 25, 2013

No Child Left Behind (NCLB): Implementation of Requirements for Paraprofessionals

NCLB requires that Title 1 schools must ensure that all paraprofessionals working at their sites are highly qualified and that these paraprofessionals work under the direct supervision of a highly qualified teacher. This Bulletin reviews NCLB requirements for paraprofessionals; explains the school sites’ responsibility in assuring that their paraprofessionals meet these requirements; describes the requirement of principals to complete a certification verifying that all para-professionals working at their school site work under the direct supervision of a highly qualified teacher; and reviews the “parents’ right to know” provision of NCLB.

BUL-5075.2

November 7, 2012

Inventory for Equipment Purchased Through Categorical Programs

This Policy Bulletin outlines federal and state guidelines for requiring an inventory for equipment purchased with categorical funds at school sites and offices, including equipment purchased through the imprest fund or with the Procurement Card (P-Card). The equipment must be maintained and readily available for examination. Equipment inventories are subject to review at any time by federal and state auditors for equipment costing a total of $500 (excluding tax or other charges) or more.

BUL-3508.5

October 8, 2012

Policies and Procedures for Implementing Public School Choice

The purpose of this Reference Guide is to describe the requirements and procedures for implementing the NCLB-PSC program in 2012-2013

REF-5599.1

September 13, 2012

Choices/Opciones Application and Brochure Timeline, 2014-2015

This memorandum contains the timeline information for the Magnet and Permits With Transportation (PWT) Programs and other steps taken to inform parents of the new timeline for 2014-2015 Choices/Opciones application process.

MEM-2089.8

September 19, 2013

Administrator Certification On-line System 2013-2014

The “Administrator Certification Online System” is designed to assist schools and offices in electronically certifying that the required actions and activities have been completed in accordance with District nondiscrimination and safety mandates, policies, and procedures.
The online certification covers “certification” of compliance regarding:
Abolition of Corporal Punishment, *Bell Schedule–Online Certification and Instructional Minutes Calculator (Due November 15, 2013), Bullying and Hazing Policy, Child Abuse Reporting Procedures, Code of Conduct with Students – Distribution and Dissemination Requirement, Crisis Response, Intervention and Recovery Policies, Discipline Foundation Policy, *Drinking Water Flushing Certification (Monthly), Emergency Supply Checklist for Administrative Certification, Ethics Policies, Family Medical Leave and Reasonable Accommodations, Injury and Illness Prevention Program Requirements, Internet Safety, Nondiscrimination Information/Sexual Harassment Policies/Procedures, Oral Interpretation at IEP and Section 504 Meetings, *OSHA Form 300A Certification (Due February 1, 2014), Parent Student Handbook Distribution Requirement, *Random Metal Detector Search Certification (Monthly) SECONDARY SCHOOLS, Safe School Planning Mandates, *School Designee Section, Student and Employee Security Policy/Procedures, Suicide Prevention; Threat; and Crisis Intervention Policies, Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP), and Williams/Valenzuela Complaint Procedures.

MEM-6128.0

August 9, 2013

Documentation for Employees Paid from Federal and State Categorical Programs

This policy bulletin outlines federal and state regulations requiring all personnel who are compensated from one or more funding resources to document actual time supporting the cost distribution to each program. The rules governing the policies are stated in OMB Circular A-87, 11 (h) for Federal and California School Accounting Manual Procedure 905 for State. Personnel who are compensated from a single federal categorical program, single state restricted program, or working solely on a single cost objective or single indirect cost activity may fulfill the requirement through a semi-annual certification. Payroll time reporting must reflect actual hours worked on each program.

BUL-2643.6 October 31, 2013

Admission Ticket Purchases

This revision replaces REF-2191.3 of the same title issued on April 1, 2013 from Federal and State Education Programs. Current District policy does not identify a budget item number for the purchase of admission tickets when funding with categorical resources. This reference guide will provide the appropriate item number for schools to use when purchasing admission tickets.

REF-2191.4 September 24, 2013