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Compliance statement
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Charter School Division (CSD) conducts yearly performance-based oversight for all LAUSD authorized charter schools. The CSD observes and monitors our school’s performance in view of state and federal law, LAUSD policy and our school’s charter.


School Accountability Report Card (SARC)
Since November 1988, state law has required all public schools receiving state funding to prepare and distribute a SARC. The purpose of the report card is to provide parents and the community with important information about the school. The SARC is an effective way for our school to report on our progress. Attached is the Goethe International Charter School SARC.


Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
Beginning July 1, 2013, the State of California changed the funding formula for public education and required schools districts to develop a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The LCAP is a plan that aligns the district or charter school’s educational goals with financial resources. The Board of Trustees approves the LCAP yearly. Monitoring of the LCAP takes place throughout the school year. Please view attached GICS LCAP.


Education Protection Account (EPA) Spending Plan
With the passage of Proposition 30, which temporarily increases the personal income tax rates for upper income taxpayers and the sales tax rate for all taxpayers, the State of California officially established the Education Protection Account (EPA). Revenue generated from the increased taxies are deposited into the EPA and later distributed to districts and charter schools.

While funds from the EPA are part of a district’s of charter school’s general purpose funding, Proposition 30 specifies that EPA funds may not be used for salaries or benefits of administrators or any other administrative costs.

The Goethe International Charter School spending plan allocates the EPA funds to support teacher salaries.


Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)
The SPSA is required for all schools participating in programs funded through the consolidated application process. The content of the SPSA is aligned with school goals for improving pupil achievement and serves as the organizer for our schools’ improvement process. The School Site Council develops the plan.


Homeless Education—McKinney Vento

Please contact Scott Michaelson, Goethe International Charter School (GICS) Homeless Liaison, for assistance by calling 310-306-3484 or by emailing s.michaelson@goethecharterschool.org.

GICS provides homeless students (i.e. students in shelters and motels, doubled up with another family or sleeping in cars or on the streets) with:

  • School supplies
  • Backpacks
  • Clothing

Referrals for homeless students and families:

  • Counseling
  • Temporary housing (i.e. Upward Bound House Shelter, St. Joseph's Homeless Solution Center, Venice)

 


Keeping Parents Informed: Charter Transparency

Goethe International Charter School (GICS) is an independent public charter school governed by a Board of Trustees and authorized by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). On January 12, 2016, the LAUSD Board approved a resolution, "Keeping Parents Informed: Charter Transparency". This resolution highlights information that public charter schools share with parents, as written in the Charter Petition, School Accountability Report Card, Local Control Accountability Plan, Audited Financial Statements and the Parent/Student Handbook.

 

This information is available for GICS on the website. Parents may request this information in English or any single primary language meeting the requirements of Sections 45400 through 45403 of the California Education Code. Please submit public record requests for translated information to the GICS Administrative Office.

 

GICS website links

  • Charter Petition
  • School Accountability Report Card (SARC)
  • Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
  • Financial Statements
  • Parent/Student Handbook

 

 

Title IX Compliance

Title IX is a federal law that was passed in 1972 to ensure that male and female students and employees in educational settings are treated equally and fairly. It protects against discrimination based on sex (including sexual harassment). In addition, Title IX protects transgender students and students who do not conform to sex stereotypes. State law also prohibits discrimination based on gender (sex), gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation. The preamble to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states that:

 

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

 

Complaint procedures will follow the Uniform Complaint Guidelines.

 

Title IX Coordinator:

Casey Jones, Principal

12500 Braddock Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90066

310-306-3484