ROSEWOOD EDUCATIONAL COMMITTEES AND INFORMATION CENTERS

SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL (SSC)

The SSC is the decision-making council for Consolidated Application programs operated at the school to improve student achievement.  The SSC shall develop and approve the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) in consultation with all stakeholders (with the review, certification and advice of any applicable school advisory committee, including the Compensatory Education Advisory Committee (CEAC), the English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) and the Gifted & Talented Education Program Advisory Committee. *Rosewood does not have a CEAC because we are no longer a Title I school.

ENGLISH LEARNER ADVISORY COMMITTEE (ELAC)

Each school with more than 21 English learner students (including Special Education schools) shall establish an elected English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC). 

The responsibilities of the ELAC include:

  • Advising the School Site Council (SSC) on the development of the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA), especially those sections related to English learner
  • Assisting in the development of the school’s Needs assessment, Language census.
  • Making efforts to make parents aware of the importance of regular school attendance. 
  • Advising the principal and staff on the school’s program for English learners.
  • Assisting the LDELAC in the dissemination of information and materials related to all aspects of the Master Plan for English Learners
  • Advising in the development of and approval of the school’s Title III and Economic Impact Aid-Limited English Proficient (EIA-LEP) budgets.

EDUCATIONAL SERVICE CENTER (ESC)

The new reorganization of local districts into local Education Service Centers (ESC) allows us to realign our energies so we have a laser-like focus on instruction while we separately provide our schools with strong support in the areas of operations and parent and community engagement. The ESCs are North, South, East, West and Plus 1.  Rosewood is located in ESC West.  Previously the District was organized into 8 Local Districts.

STUDENT SUCCESS TEAM (SST)

Support staff, parent, and teacher meet for student whose learning, behavior, emotional, or educational needs are not being met under existing circumstances. SST explores possibilities and strategies that will best meet the educational needs of the student.

SECTION 504

Section 504 – Plan developed to assist those students with disabilities who do not need Special Education services but who may need accommodations that can be provided to them within the General Education Curriculum.

INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PLAN (IEP)

The IEP is the written plan that describes a child's abilities and needs, and the placement and services designed to meet the child's unique needs. Your child must have an IEP before he or she receives special education services. Your child's IEP must be implemented as soon as possible after the IEP meeting. In addition, your child's IEP must be reviewed and, if necessary, revised once a year or more often upon request. If your child is found to be eligible for special education services, the IEP will contain:

Annual goals and short-term objectives focusing on your child's current level of performance;the services that your child will receive;when services will begin, how often they will be provided, and for how long;the instructional program(s) where these services will be delivered;the amount of time your child will spend in general education. If your child is not educated completely in general education, it should state why; andhow the school will measure your child's progress.

Children with disabilities should attend the school they would ordinarily attend if they were not in special education. This requirement may be waived when a student's IEP requires it and states why.

You will receive a copy of the IEP at the IEP meeting. If you do not attend the IEP meeting, a copy will be mailed to you. You have the right to agree or disagree with any part of the IEP. The school is required to get your consent to the IEP before your child receives special education services. Upon your request, you must be given a copy of the IEP in your primary language, whenever possible.

PARENT CENTER

Parent Centers provide a safety net for parents to gain know-how across a broad spectrum without embarrassment, provide basic language and social skills and can help parents assimilate to a new culture.  The Parent Center also provides a portal, which links the surrounding community to the school and vice-versa.  In short, the Parent Center is a critical enabler at schools to help parents expand their capacity to support their children emotionally, socially, and intellectually. For more information, see Mrs. Crowder.

CHOICES PROGRAM

Three different programs are available through CHOICES: Magnet, Permits With Transportation (PWT), and No Child Left Behind - Public School Choice (NCLB-PSC).

Since 1977, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has been in the forefront of offering exciting educational choices to its residents. Two of these choices are the Magnet and Permits With Transportation (PWT) programs. From kindergarten to twelfth grade (PWT begins in first grade), your child may participate in a Court-Ordered voluntary integration program while pursuing his or her academic interest in a special environment for learning. All participating students take the required course work necessary for promotion and graduation and have the opportunity to meet all requirements for entrance to the University of California and the California State Universities. These programs are choices that work-for students, parents, the community and the nation.

All integration programs, including Magnet and PWT, were established by Court Order to address the five harms of racial isolation:

Low Academic AchievementLow Self-EsteemLack of Access to Postsecondary OpportunitiesInterracial Hostility and IntoleranceOvercrowded Conditions

Authorized in the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), the District offers Public School Choice (PSC) to parents of all students enrolled in a Program Improvement (PI) school and Schools-At-Risk for PI. As required by NCLB, the California Department of Education has identified Title I schools as PI based on the school not meeting academic targets known as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for two consecutive years. Students enrolled in a PI school or Schools At-Risk for PI receive the option to transfer to a non-PI school.

MAGNET

Magnet Programs are Court-ordered voluntary integration opportunities available to students in grades K-12, living within the LAUSD boundaries. Currently, there are 172 Magnet Programs located throughout the District. All District students, including English Learners, Special Education and Gifted/Talented are encouraged to apply.

District-Paid transportation may be provided for ELEMENTARY (K-5) applicants if they reside outside a two-mile radius or outside the Magnet School attendance boundary, whichever is further.

The eligibility distance for SECONDARY students (grades 6-12) has been extended to three miles. SECONDARY students may be provided with transportation if they reside outside a three-mile radius or outside the school attendance boundary, whichever is further.

The Magnet Program is administered by Student Integration Services.  For more information visit the Magnet Program Home.

PERMITS WITH TRANSPORTATION

PWT is a Court-ordered voluntary integration program available to residents of the Los Angeles Unified School District who live within a PWT sending school area.

District-Paid transportation is provided for ELEMENTARY (1-5) applicants if they reside outside a two-mile radius or outside the PWT School attendance boundary, whichever is further.

The eligibility distance for SECONDARY students (grades 6-12) has been extended to three miles. SECONDARY students will now be provided with transportation if they reside outside a three-mile radius or outside the school attendance boundary, whichever is further.

The PWT Program is administered by Student Integration Services.

The PWT Program provides transportation for students voluntarily attending schools other than resident schools. To address the Court-designated harms of segregation, the PWT Program is designed to provide students with integrated experiences by placing Hispanic, Black, Asian and Other Non-Anglo students in integrated settings while providing opportunities for Other White (OW) students to attend Predominantly Hispanic, Black, Asian, and Other Non-Anglo (PHBAO) schools. School assignments for PWT applicants are the responsibility of the District. For more information visit the Permits With Transportation Home.

No Child Left Behind - Public School Choice (NCLB-PSC)

The District offers students who attend a Program Improvement school or Schools At-Risk for PI the opportunity to transfer to a non-Program Improvement school. District-paid transportation is provided. Based on District guidelines, priority must be given to the “lowest achieving students from low-income families.” For more information visit the NCLB-Public School Choice Home.

District-Paid transportation is provided for ELEMENTARY (K-5) applicants if they reside outside a two-mile radius or outside the school attendance boundary, whichever is further.

The eligibility distance for SECONDARY students (grades 6-12) has been extended to three miles. SECONDARY students will now be provided with transportation if they reside outside a three-mile radius or outside the school attendance boundary, whichever is further.