Grant-funded and free for Marin Educators, we are offering over a dozen workshop options for teachers, instructional coaches, administrators, and support staff. Two Dominican CEUs will be available for those who attend all three days. We are particularly excited to highlight the Marzano and Kate Kinsella workshops on June 15th: Click here to R.S.V.P.
Teachers Guide to Standards-Based Learning (Elementary & Secondary sessions) with Tammy Heflebower, Ed.D. of Marzano Resources
Transitioning to a standards-based classroom is a major change but one that is highly beneficial for both teachers and students. Rather than focusing on abstractions and theories, this session provides teachers, and those who guide change in their classrooms, with practical, hands-on strategies and advice for shifting to standards-based learning, including:
- The role of standards and proficiency scales in a standards-based classroom.
- How to apply standards-based procedures for planning and delivering instruction.
- Effective ways for students to set goals and track their progress.
- How to use proficiency scales as the basis of creating and scoring quality classroom assessments.
- Strategies for configuring grades in a thoughtful manner and communicating them effectively.
Celebrating Multilingual Learner Identity Through Personal Narrative Instruction (Upper Elementary and Secondary sessions) with Kate Kinsella, Ed.D.
Personal narrative assignments provide multilingual learners in grades 4-6 and 6-12 with unique opportunities to explore their heritage. The social isolation youths have experienced during virtual learning have left many in need of lessons that affirm their identity while advancing their academic communication skills. Well intentioned educators often underestimate the complexities of crafting an effective personal narrative for academic English learners and reticent readers from all language backgrounds. Dr. Kinsella shares research-informed instructional routines and practical resources to implement a successful personal narrative writing unit that honors diversity and builds a more cohesive community of learners. Proven practices include well-designed discussion and writing prompts, scaffolded interaction guides, accessible rubrics, analysis of appropriate writing models, and targeted language lessons.
Marin 2021 Common Message
Below is a link to the Marin Common Message for the 2020 Governor's state budget proposal May Revise. This information is provided as guidance for districts in developing their 2021-22 budget. Please contact Kate Lane should you have any questions. Click here to access the 2021 Marin May Revise Common Message .
Marin County Office of Education Property Tax Revenue Estimates
The County of Marin have been providing property tax estimates for 2021-22 on a monthly basis. The latest estimates received were effective June 1, 2021.
- 107911 Marin County Office of Education 2021-22 Property Tax Estimates
- 107051 Bolinas Stinson School District 2021-22 Property Tax Estimates
- 107171 Kentfield School District 2021-22 Property Tax Estimates
- 107191 Laguna Joint Elementary School District 2021-22 Property Tax Estimates
- 107211 Lagunitas Elementary School District 2021-22Property Tax Estimates
- 107231 Larkspur Corte Madera School District 2021-22 Property Tax Estimates
- 107251 Lincoln School District 2021-22 Property Tax Estimates
- 107291 Mill Valley Elementary School District 2021-22 Property Tax Estimates
- 107111 Miller Creek Elementary School District 2021-22 Property Tax Estimates
- 107311 Nicasio Elementary School District 2021-22 Property Tax Estimates
- 107651 Novato Unified School District 2021-22 Property Tax Estimates
- 107351 Reed Union School District 2021-22 Property Tax Estimates
- 107371 Ross School District 2021-22 Property Tax Estimates
- 107891 Ross Valley School District 2021-221 Property Tax Estimates
- 107451 San Rafael Elementary School District 2021-22 Property Tax Estimates
- 107741 San Rafael High School District 2021-22 Property Tax Estimates
- 107471 Sausalito Marin City School District 2021-22 Property Tax Estimates
- 107641 Shoreline Unified School District 2021-22 Property Tax Estimates
- 107761 Tamalpais Union High School District 2021-22 Property Tax Estimates
Marin Schools Insurance Authority Rates for 2021-22
The Marin Schools Insurance Authority (MSIA) has established rates for the 2021-22 for our workers' compensation, property, liability, dental and vision programs. These new rates were provided to members of the MSIA Board of Directors and all member district business officials. Click here to view a summary by district.
2019- 20 Audit Reports and Audit Findings
Audit Reports for the prior fiscal year, including corrective action plan(s) for each finding have been emailed to district business officials. Audit Finding resolutions are due to be filed with COE by June 15, 2021.
California School Reopening Dashboard
All districts have successfully entered their data into the CA School Reopening Dashboard as well as subsequent weeks since the initial upload on January 25, 2021. As a reminder this upload will be required every other week with the next submission June 7, 2021. This requirement is in response to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) order CDPH order from January 14, 2021 requiring all LEAs (as well as charter and private schools) to submit data on how student instruction is being provided. https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/School-Reopening-Status-Reporting-Directive.aspx .
May 6, 2021 Property Tax Forum Recorded Session and Presentations
The 6th Annual Property Tax Forum was held on May 6, 2021 with featured presentations by Dr. Jon Haveman, Marin Economic Consulting, Shelly Scott, County of Marin Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk and Roy Given, Director, County of Marin Department of Finance.
The recorded forum and presentations can be found on the MCOE website under MCOE Forums listed by selecting the Expand All > next to Annual Property Tax Forums - May 6, 2021 located at https://www.marinschools.org/domain/2474 .
May 11, 2021 Trustee Workshop Presentations and Recorded Session Available
The May 11, 2021 Trustee Workshop featuring Brown Act - Closed Session presented by Robert Henry Esq and Overview of School District COVID-19 Relief Funds presented by Terena Mares and Kate Lane can be found on the MCOE website under MCOE Forums by selecting the Expand All > next to Trustee Workshop on May 11, 2021 located on https://www.marinschools.org/domain/2474
RETHINK | RENEW | REIMAGINE - June 15 - June 17, 2021
Please join us forRETHINK | RENEW | REIMAGINE ~ A virtual three-day Summer Institute for Educatorson June 15th-17th. It’s grant-funded and FREE for Marin Educators, who can RSVP here. Two (2) Dominican CEUs are available. Daily keynote presentations with Dr. Tammy Heflebower, Anthony Trucks, and Dr. Lori Watson. Over a dozen workshops to choose from, including:
- Celebrating Multilingual Learner Identity Through Personal Narrative Instruction with Dr. Kate Kinsella
- Dynamic Mindfulness with Rosalind Lwin from Niroga Institute
- Elevation 2 Transformation with Dr. Lori Watson of RaceWork
- Empowering Student Social Justice Movements Through Art with Youth in Arts
- Ethnic Studies and Curriculum Work with UC Berkeley History Social Science Project’s Jason Muñiz
- LEARN (Let’s End All Racism Now): “The Skin You Live in” with Barbara Libby-Steinmann, Anna Rochester, and guest author Michael Tyler
- Social Emotional Learning Through Music and Visual Arts with Youth in Arts
- Teacher’s Guide to Standards-Based Learning with Dr. Tammy Heflebower
- The U.S. is Racist with Catherine Wigginton Greene of Point Made Learning
- Was it Something I Said? with Lenny Walker of Point Made Learning
- And more…
- June 15th-17th
- 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
- Free for Marin Educators. Work in Marin County? Register here.
- Work outside of Marin County? Register here.
- Two (2) Dominican CEUs will be available.
Health & Wellness
As mentioned in the May 26th call, below is an updated Air Quality Index and School Activities Chart, as well as upcoming Public Health updates.
Local Control & Accountability Plan (LCAP)
Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)
We continue to provide technical assistance to district LCAP teams as requested and as we complete our reviews of draft documents. Public hearings began the week of May 11, 2021, although most districts will be holding their hearings in June. This year, the annual update is a two- part section which includes 2020-21 Annual Update to the 2019-20 Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) and 2021 LCAP Annual update to the 2020-21 Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (LCP).
2021-22 LCAP Submission package includes three (3) elements and must be available at the LCAP Public Hearing.
1) 2019-20 Annual LCAP Update with the 2021 LCAP update to the 2021 LCAP update to the 2020-21 LCP
2) 2021-22 Budget Overview for Parents
3) 2021-22 Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).
The 2021-22 LCAP public hearing must be held before the Budget public hearing and must be Board approved before the 2021-22 Adopted Budget. The approved 2021-22 LCAP and Adopted Budget must be submitted to County Office of Education within 5 day of approval and no later than July 1, 2021.
Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Grant Plans Approval due by June 1, 2021
ELO Grant plan must be Board approved by June 1, 2021 and submitted to the County Office of Education within five (5) days of adoption. The plan is not subject to review or approval. Although not required, a best practice would be to publish the approved ELO Plan on your school district website.
American Rescue Plan (ARP) - Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III)
In order to receive an allocation of ESSER III funds, LEAs must apply for funding by submitting the ESSER III Legal Assurances. A link to the web application will be made available on the ARP Act Funding web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/cr/arpact.asp The CDE anticipates that the ESSER III Legal Assurances will be made available on CDE’s ARP Act Funding web page between June 1 and June 7.
Within 30 days of submitting ESSER III Legal Assurances LEAs must adopt a Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services (Safe Return) Plan. The Safe Return Plan is a requirement of the ARP Act, and all associated requirements must be fulfilled within 30 days of a LEA submitting ESSER III Legal Assurances. Additional information concerning the requirements of the Safe Return Plan, including a template to assist LEAs in meeting the federal requirements will be made available on CDE’s ARP Act Funding web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/cr/arpact.asp between June 1 and June 7.