Required Information

Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)

The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) is a critical part of California’s new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). It is a three (3) year, district-level plan that is updated annually. The plan describes the school district’s key goals for students as well as the specific actions (with expenditures) the district will take to achieve the goals and the means (metrics) used to measure progress.

The LCAP addresses the needs of all students, including specific student groups, and all districts must specifically address English learners, foster youth, and low-income students. In addition, the LCAP must address the state of California’s eight priority areas that include student academic achievement, school climate, student access to a broad curriculum, and parent engagement. 

Please click here for the district's 2024 Budget Overview for Parents, here for the district’s approved 2024-25 LCAP, and here for the 2024 Local Indicators Reflection.

For further accountability, the State Board of Education (SBE) approved standards for the local indicators that support a local educational agency (LEA) in measuring and reporting progress within the appropriate priority area.  Please click here for the district’s local performance indicators reflection.

School Accountability Report Card (SARC)

By February 1 of each year, every school in California is required by state law to publish a School Accountability Report Card (SARC).  The SARC contains information about the condition and performance of each California public school.  Under the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) all local educational agencies (LEAs) are required to prepare a Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), which describes how they intend to meet annual school-specific goals for all pupils, with specific activities to address state and local priorities. Additionally, data reported in an LCAP is to be consistent with data reported in the SARC.  

Please click here for the district’s most recent SARC.

California Dashboard

The Dashboard is a new website that shows how local educational agencies and schools are performing on the indicators included in California’s new school accountability system.  Please click here for Columbia’s progress and related information.

Tuolumne County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA)

The Tuolumne County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) is a Multi-District/County Office SELPA. Currently, 12 school districts, one (1) charter school, and the Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools (TCSOS) are members of this SELPA, which provides special education programs and services to approximately 800 students from birth through age 21 years. 

TCSOS serves as the SELPA’s Administrative Unit, including special education administrators, teachers, related service providers, and instructional assistants.  All SELPAs have the same fundamental goal to deliver high-quality special education programs and services to students with disabilities in the most effective, efficient, and cost-effective manner practicable.

The district is required to post notices of its SELPA’s local plan and budget.  Please click here for all of those required notices, which includes Section B: Governance and Administration, Section D: Annual Budget Plan, Section E: Annual Service Plan, Attachments I-V & VII, Attachment VI - Specialized Academic Instruction (SAI)/Specifically Designed Instruction (SDI) and Related Services Section E.

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.  The USDA’s statement can be found here.

Comprehensive Safety Plan

For the 2023-24 school year, the district began its process through a multi-pronged effort to audit its existing plan and related practices by surveying stakeholders about the campus’ safety and security measures and protocols, engaging with law enforcement to perform a threat assessment and engage in preliminary conversations about items of need, having administration become certified ALICE trainers, overhauling the school discipline code, and coordinating with county contact to improve upon the response to mental health needs. 

Under advice from law enforcement, the district worked internally to first address some of its policies and practices related to campus safety (i.e. through a District Crisis Team), forwarded its work to law enforcement for feedback, and then the School Site Council to review and propose changes. It is the belief of Columbia Union School District that this document is a “living document” and adjustments will be made to the district’s policies, practice, training requirements, and physical layout as news laws, measures, and events come into being. 

It is recognized that systems already in place on campus have kept the school a very safe place, as evidenced by the crime statistics. The Comprehensive Safety Plan will be kept on file in the Main Office, Maintenance, Operations & Transportation Office, and the District Office. As deemed appropriate, parts will be available throughout the campus or adapted for public consumption and use. The Comprehensive School Safety Plan will be reviewed and updated by March 1 of each year. The plan must include an assessment of crime statistics and discipline, child abuse reporting procedures, disaster procedures, suspension and expulsion policies, procedures to notify teachers of danger pupils, discrimination and harassment policies, school discipline, and various reporting procedures.

Other Notices

For the Board of Trustees’ resolution on the Education Protection Account (EPA), please click here.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. 

For the most recent Student Acceptable Use Policy, please click here.

For the Board of Trustees’ policy on student wellness, please click here.

For the district’s integrated pest management plan, please click here.

For the Williams Uniform Complaint Form, please click here.

For the district’s COVID Prevention Plan, please click here.

For Title IX information, please click here.

For the district's Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan, please click here. Here is some helpful related supplemental information: CAEPA Pesticide Safety Information, Healthy Schools Act (HSA) FAQs, and a list of prohibited pesticides to be used.

For the district's Resolution on the Matter of the Spending Determination for Funds Received from the Education Protection Account, please click here.

For the district's ELOP plan, please click here.