• Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)

    Under California Education Code (EC) Section 64001(a), each school in a local education agency (LEA) that operates any categorical programs consolidates any plans that are required by those programs into a single plan called the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA). The SPSA may include other programs at the discretion of the school and the LEA (ECSection 64001[a]).

    The SPSA shall be developed based on analysis of verifiable state data upon which school goals are formed and address, at a minimum, how funds provided to the school will be used to improve the academic performance of all students to the level of performance goals established by the state (EC Section 64001[f]).

    The SPSA, including proposed expenditures of funds allocated to the school through the consolidate application (ConApp), shall be developed, reviewed and updated annually, by the schoolsite council (SSC), to support the school’s improvement efforts and determine progress toward accomplishing the goals set forth in the plan. The SPSA including any subsequent revisions shall also be reviewed and approved by the local governing board of an LEA at a regularly scheduled meeting (ECSection 64001[g]).

    The SPSA shall be developed with the involvement of all applicable school advisory committees to ensure that the school advisory committees have opportunities to review, certify and provide advice (EC Section 64001[a]). LEAs are recommended to align goals found in the LEAs local control and accountability plan (LCAP) and federal LEA-level planning documents.