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NCLB: LEA Program Improvement Notification Letter

  • Dear Parent/Guardians of Students in Pittsburg Unified School District: 

    This is to inform you that under the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, Pittsburg Unified has been identified as a school district in Program Improvement (PI) Year 3. The California Department of Education (CDE) is required to annually review the student academic performance in English-language arts (ELA) and mathematics for each school district that receives Title I funds. A district is identified as PI if it fails to meet yearly student performance goals, known as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), for two consecutive years.

    The California State Board of Education (SBE) is also required to determine what corrective actions each PI Year 3 school district will take to substantially improve the educational program for students that will lead to increased achievement in core academic subjects. Pittsburg Unified has completed the following SBE recommended corrective actions:

    • Institute and fully implement an SBE-adopted/standards-aligned curriculum in ELA and mathematics.
    • Contract with a District Assistance and Intervention Team (DAIT), composed of county office of education or other educational leaders, to receive targeted help and support in improving student performance.
    • Revise the Local Educational Agency (LEA) Plan to document the implementation of the corrective actions.

    Parents interested in supporting Pittsburg Unified in its efforts to improve student achievement are encouraged to:

    • Attend parent meetings at the site and district level.
    • Become involved with advisory groups (i.e.: School Site Council, English Language Advisory Council, District English Language Advisory Council, and the District Advisory Council).
    • Talk with staff about the district’s LEA Plan, your school’sSite Plan, and possible revisions that can be made to help students meet thestate standards in ELA and mathematics.
    • Regularly visit and volunteer at your child’s school.

    You are encouraged to contact your child’s school for further information about any of these activities and to find out how you can become involved in our efforts to improve student achievement.



    Linda Rondeau
    Pittsburg Unified School District