What is an SPSA?

  • School Plans for Student Achievement (SPSA) are a comprehensive document providing details about the school’s planned actions and expenditures to support student outcomes and overall performance, and how these actions connect to the school’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). California Education Code sections 41507, 41572, and 64001 and the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) require each school to consolidate all school plans for programs funded through the School and Library Improvement Block Grant, the Pupil Retention Block Grant, the consolidated Application, and the NCLD Program Improvement into the School Plan For Student Achievement.
    The annual process of developing, reviewing, and updating the Plan is conducted by each school’s School Site Council (SSC), a collaborative, advisory group made up of school staff, parents, community members, and, at the secondary level, students.  Development of the SPSA is the Council’s primary responsibility and offers schools and their respective communities an opportunity to:
      • Be part of a collaborative and inclusive school support and growth process
      • Review and analyze state and local student achievement, attendance, and climate data
      • Engage the community in providing input to identify and develop school improvement priorities            
      • Build relationships geared toward a mutual goal of supporting the success of all students
      • Celebrate and highlight the work of the schools in building performance and growth


2023 School Plans for Student Achievement (SPSA)