All SFUSD K-12 schools must develop a School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA), a comprehensive document providing details about the school’s planned actions and expenditures to support student outcomes and overall performance. Connections to the District’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) must also be outlined within the SPSA.
The School Site Council (SSC) is responsible for the development, annual review, update, and approval of this plan.
Current SPSAs, approved by the SFUSD Board of Education, can be found below:
- Juan Rodriguez, Program Administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mary Elisalde, Director, email@example.com
SPSA - Partnership between school and community
A community school is both a place and a set of partnerships between the school and community organizations. Its integrated focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development, and community engagement leads to improved student learning, stronger families, and healthier communities. Using public schools as hubs, community schools bring together many partners to offer a range of supports and opportunities to children, youth, families and communities.
Given that the needs of students and families differ from school to school and neighborhood to neighborhood, the set of services and partnerships at each school must also differ. The School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) is a site plan created by a school team including the principal, teachers, parents, community partners, and, where applicable, secondary school students. The SPSA is a tool for sites to prioritize particular programs and strategies that will best serve their students, families, and the community. It lays out each school’s plan for achieving its goals, and articulates the nexus between the school's goals and actions and the District's Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), which lays out goals for the entire district
The School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) is an opportunity for our schools to:
- Participate in an inclusive and collaborative planning and support process within the school community,
- Develop priorities for the school with input from educational partners,
- Establish ongoing collaborative relationship with students and families, and
- Support the inclusive partnerships and programs in our schools.
Some examples of strategies and actions that might be included in a school’s SPSA and aligned with the LCAP, Vision, Values, Goals and Guardrails:
- Build student awareness about career opportunities and college readiness through an annual career fair
- Improve the safety and health of the school learning environment by creating a peer coaching program and training staff and students in restorative justice practices
- Supports for targeted student groups identified in the District Local Control & Accountability Plan (LCAP);
- Programs and practices funded through Federal ESSA Title I allocations;
- College and career-oriented pathways and programs
This page was last updated on November 4, 2023