- Board Policies: Student / Parent / Guardian
- Board Policies: Staff
- Other Board Policies
- Charter Transparency
Board Policies: Student / Parent / Guardian
Board Policies: Staff
Other Board Policies
Birmingham Community Charter High School Transparency Resolution
Ms. Ratliff, Mr. Zimmer – Keeping Parents Informed: Charter Transparency (Res-017 15/16)
(Noticed November 10, 2015 and Postponed from a Previous Meeting)
ADOPTED AS AMENDED BY CONSENT VOTE
Whereas, Charter schools were established in 1992 by the California Education Code as a way to encourage innovation, increase opportunities for teaching and learning and expand school choice for parents and students;
Whereas, A Board of Education or other authorizing entity grants a charter with the expectation that a school will adhere to the procedures outlined in its petition and uphold the public’s trust in carrying out the agreement;
Whereas, The Los Angeles Unified School District aims to authorize, and provide sound oversight to, a portfolio of high quality innovative charter schools;
Whereas, California Education Code 47607 allows an authorizing entity to grant a charter for a period not to exceed five years and to grant one or more renewals of five years each;
Whereas, California Education Code 47605(c)(2) states, “Charter schools shall, on a regular basis, consult with their parents, legal guardians and teachers regarding the school's educational programs”;
Whereas, California Education Code 47604.32 requires the authorizing entity, including the Governing Board of the Los Angeles Unified School District, to provide oversight of a charter school’s operations, including its fiscal conditions and financial operations;
Whereas, California Ed Code 47604.3 requires charter schools to promptly respond to all reasonable inquiries from its chartering authority, including those regarding its financial records;
Whereas, The District requires every charter school to cooperate with investigations of waste,fraud, abuse and other material violations of law related to its operation;
Whereas, California Education Code 47607(c) states that the authorizing entity may revoke a charter through the showing of substantial evidence that the school did any of the following:Committed a material violation of any of the conditions, standards or procedures set forth in the charter; failed to meet or pursue any of the pupil outcomes identified in the charter; failed to meet generally accepted accounting principles or engaged in fiscal mismanagement;
violated any provision of the law;
Whereas, California Education Code 47607(c)-(e) and corresponding state regulations require the chartering authority to adhere to the following procedures when revoking a charter: Issuance of a Notice of Violations; issuance of a Notice to Revoke and Notice of Facts in Support of Revocation; a public hearing; and a final vote;
Whereas, The District currently requires charter schools to notify parents and guardians within 72 hours of a closure action and to simultaneously provide proof of the 2 1-12-16 notification to the Charter Schools Division, but does not mandate any such notice when the revocation process is initiated or underway; and Whereas, When a school has a renewal hearing before the Board, there is currently no requirement that a school must inform parents, legal guardians, and teachers of the outcome;
Whereas, Traditional public schools are bound by applicable laws to adhere to prescribed standards, and/or to publicly disclose information relating to, their safety and facilities, curriculum and instructional focus, staff qualifications and compensation, governance and finances, food services, academic performance and student demographics;
Whereas, Charter schools are legally afforded greater flexibility with respect to the same standards; and, therefore, there is greater uncertainty about many of the above matters, which could be addressed through enhanced disclosure; and
Whereas, Although the District has an active program of voluntary seismic improvements to District-owned school sites, there may be a lack of clarity among both traditional and charter school parents regarding the seismic vulnerability of their students’ school buildings, and the Field Act and (for non-District-owned sites) multiple applicable building codes are complex and have changed over years making it difficult to infer seismic safety from compliance alone;
now,therefore, be it Resolved, That the Los Angeles Unified School District expects every District-authorized charter school to be transparent with its stakeholders (as traditional District public schools are required to be) regarding all aspects of its operation,including the possible revocation of its charter;
Resolved further, That a charter school be required to notify all parents, guardians and teachers in writing within 72 hours when the District issues a Notice of Violations, a Notice of Intent to Revoke and/or Notice of Non-renewal; and that the notification include the District’s rationale for the action, if provided by the District. The school shall also be required to simultaneously provide proof of the notification to the Charter Schools Division;
Resolved further, That in order to achieve these goals of transparency, accountability and keeping parents informed (with information similar to that available to traditional public school parents),District-authorized charter schools are required to have available, as allowed by law, to parents, guardians, and staff, information regarding:
Safety and Facilities
- •Health and safety plans and procedures
- School facility assessment
Curriculum and Instructional Focus
- Local Education Agency Plan
- Instructional materials
- Curriculum content
- Teacher credential status
- Qualifications of employees (including school leaders); Staff (including, but not limited to teachers, administrators, clerical staff, custodial staff, aides, etc.) compensation scheme (including, without limitation, pay scale, bonuses or merit pay and the standards and procedures by which they are earned, benefits and retirement system) should be made available to parents upon request.
Governance Structure and Financial Management
- Brown Act compliancy
- Governance structure and policies
- Any material relationships among the school, its charter management organization (CMO) and any person or entity controlling, controlled by, or under common control with the school or its CMO; As used herein, “control” has the meaning ascribed to it in Rule 405 promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended – that is, the possession, direct or indirect, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of a person, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract, or otherwise.
- Audited Financial Statements
- Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
- Food Services
- Meals offered to students
- Whether free and reduced-price meals are provided to students who would be eligible for them at a traditional public school
- Lottery processes (including any preferences) and enrollment deadlines
- Academic Performance (in each case, disaggregated for all numerically significant subgroups)
- Statewide testing results
- Four year cohort graduation rates
- Drop-out rates
Student Demographic Rates
- Income-eligibility for free and reduced-price meals
- English Language Learner status
Special Education, by type (detailed to the extent permitted by applicable state and federal law and as available by traditional District public schools)
Resolved further, That this information be available to parents both manually and electronically in English and any single primary language meeting the requirements of Sections 45400 through 45403 of the California Education Code;
Resolved further, That for the 2015-16 academic year, this information (other than the Audited Financial Statements and LCAP) shall be available to parents, guardians, and staff no later than March 1, 2016, and the Audited Financial Statements and LCAP shall be made similarly available by December 15, 2016 and June 30, 2016, respectively;
Resolved further, That for the 2016-17 and subsequent academic years, this information (other than the Audited Financial Statements and LCAP) shall be available to parents, guardians, and staff no later than August 31st of the applicable academic year, and the Audited Financial Statements and LCAP shall be made similarly available by December 15 of the following academic year and June 30 of the applicable academic year, respectively. If at any time, a
change occurs with regards to the available information, the charter management organization or charter school will have 72 hours to have available the updated information within a reasonable time;
Resolved further, That each District traditional public school and District-authorized charter school that occupies buildings on the AB300 list shall promptly post a notice to such effect in their main office;
Resolved further, That the Superintendent shall direct appropriate staff to conduct a study to determine appropriate measures and metrics of seismic resistance and seismic hazards of school buildings (the study may consider relevant factors, such as year and type of construction, depth of foundation and soil type, building materials, types of joints, number of floors, and the presence or absence of lateral bracing, proximity to known faults and the activeness of such faults, among other things) and to determine appropriate methods and timeframes for communicating such information and periodic updates to the public;
Resolved, further, That such study shall be conducted with input from the District’s stakeholders, including, but not limited to, representatives of parents, community members, and independent charter schools, and that the Superintendent shall report the results of such study to the Board by April 11, 2016; and, be it finally
Resolved, That the Governing Board of the Los Angeles Unified School District encourages each charter school to inform parents, legal guardians, and other stakeholders of the outcome of its renewal hearings
Schoolwide Policies & Procedures
The date/time for the Annual Title I Parent Meeting and School Site Council Orientation will be posted soon.
The presentation will include important information regarding this year’s Title I Budget, test results, and the California Dashboard. Opportunities for parent involvement in decision-making will also be explained. Please join us for this important meeting!
Any questions, contact Wendy Bader, Title I Coordinator: email@example.com or 818-758-5265
School Site Council (SSC) Schools receiving Title I funds must maintain a SSC to advise the school for all programs funded through the federal funds’ ConApp. For more information on the School Site Council, click here.
Home-School Compact - available at the bottom of this page.
Parent Engagement Policy - available at the bottom of this page.
School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) - effective in 2018, single-school districts such as Birmingham were permitted to address the ten priorities of Title I in our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). Since the requirement to prepare an LCAP for the 2019-2020 school year was suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions, an updated SPSA is required. The 2020-2021 SPSA is available at the bottom of this page.
“…to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards…”
-from Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) 2015
The Goals of Title I:
- Increase academic achievement
- Provide direct instructional support to students
- Provide professional development to teachers
- Narrow achievement gap of subgroups
- Promote parent education
- Develop parent engagement
Important section in Elementary & Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1963:
Provides supplemental federal funds.
Serves educational needs of low-achieving students in highest-poverty schools.
Allocation of Title I Funds based on:
NSLP Eligibility–at least 50% of students eligible for free/reduced price meal; and
- Current Year Documents
- School Year 2021-2022
- School Year 2020-2021
- School Year 2019-2020
- School Year 2018-2019
- School Year 2017-2018
- School Year 2016-2017
- School Year 2015-2016
- School Year 2014-2015
Current Year Documents
- Tile IMtg_Agenda_08-24-21_Eng/Span
- Title I-SSCTraining_08-24-21_Eng
- Title I-SSCTraining_08-24-21_Span
- 21-22_BCCHS Home-School Compact_Approved
- 21-22_BCCHS Home-School Compact_Approved_Español
- Parent and Fam Engage Policy_Final
- Parent and Fam Engage Policy_Final_Español
School Year 2021-2022
School Year 2020-2021
School Year 2019-2020
School Year 2018-2019
School Year 2017-2018
School Year 2016-2017
School Year 2015-2016
Annual Title 1 Mtg__Agenda_2015-16_ENG
Annual Title 1 Mtg__Agenda_2015-16_SPAN
Annual Title 1 Mtg__Agenda_Dec3_2015-16_ENG
Annual Title 1 Mtg__Agenda_Dec3_2015-16_SPAN
Annual Title 1 Mtg_BCCHS_2015-16
Annual Title 1 Mtg_BCCHS_2015-16_Span
Annual Title I Mtg_Presentation_BothLangs
Annual Title I Mtgs_SignIn_Sheets
School Year 2014-2015
21-22_BCCHS Home-School Compact_Approved
21-22_BCCHS Home-School Compact_Approved_Español
Parent and Fam Engage Policy_Final
Parent and Fam Engage Policy_Final_Español
- Rights & Responsibilities Regarding Filing a Title IX Complaint
- Universal Complaint Policy & Title IX Harassment Intimidation Discrimination Bullying Policy
- Annual Title IX Training Requirement
- Student Participation in Sports Program
Rights & Responsibilities Regarding Filing a Title IX Complaint
The following is information regarding your rights and responsibilities regarding filing a Title IX Complaint.
Title IX Coordinator Contact Information
All complaints should be sent to our Title IX Coordinator, who can be reached at:
Ari Bennett, CEO/Principal
Birmingham Community Charter High School
17000 Haynes Street
Lake Balboa, CA 91406
Your Rights and Responsibilities Under Title IX
(a) You have the right to fair and equitable treatment and you shall not be discriminated against based on your sex.
(b) You have the right to be provided with an equitable opportunity to participate in all academic extracurricular activities and athletics offered by Birmingham Community Charter High School ("BCCHS" or "School").
(c) You have the right to inquire of the athletic director or other appropriate BCCHS administrator as to the athletic opportunities offered by the School.
(d) You have the right to apply for athletic scholarships.
(e) You have the right to receive equitable treatment and benefits in the provision of all of the following:
- Equipment and supplies.
- Scheduling of games and practices.
- Transportation and daily allowances.
- Access to tutoring.
- Locker rooms.
- Practice and competitive facilities.
- Medical and training facilities and services.
(f) You have the right to have access to a gender equity coordinator to answer questions regarding gender equity laws. The gender equity officer is the Title IX Coordinator. Please see above for this Coordinator’s contact information.
(g) You have the right to contact the State Department of Education and the California Interscholastic Federation to access information on gender equity laws.
(h) You have the right to file a confidential discrimination complaint with the United States Office for Civil Rights or the State Department of Education if you believe you have been discriminated against or if you believe you have received unequal treatment on the basis of your sex. See below for more information regarding how to file a complaint.
(i) You have the right to pursue civil remedies if you have been discriminated against.
(j) You have the right to be protected against retaliation if you file a discrimination complaint.
(k) You can find out more information regarding your rights, BCCHS’s responsibilities, and access information on gender equity laws from the following resources:
- California Interscholastic Federation: http://www.cifstate.org/governance/equity/index
- California Department of Education, Office of Equal Opportunity: https://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/or/oeo.asp
- California Department of Education, Gender Equity/Title IX: https://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/eo/genequitytitleix.asp
- United States Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/frontpage/pro-students/sex-pr.html
(l) You can find a list of community-based organizations that provide support to youth, and their families, who have been subjected to school-based discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bully at: https://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/eo/
Definition of Discrimination and Harassment Based on Sex Under Ed. Code Section 230
Harassment and other discrimination on the basis of sex include, but are not limited to, the following practices:
(a) On the basis of sex, exclusion of a person or persons from participation in, denial of the benefits of, or subjection to harassment or other discrimination in, any academic, extracurricular, research, occupational training, or other program or activity.
(b) On the basis of sex, provision of different amounts or types of student financial aid, limitation of eligibility for student financial aid, or the application of different criteria to applicants for student financial aid or for participation in the provision of student financial aid by others.
(c) On the basis of sex, exclusion from participation in, or denial of equivalent opportunity in, athletic programs. "Equivalent" means equal or equal in effect.
(d) On the basis of sex, harassment or other discrimination among persons, including, but not limited to, students and nonstudents, or academic and nonacademic personnel, in employment and conditions thereof, except as it relates to a bona fide occupational qualification.
(e) On the basis of sex, the application of any rule concerning the actual or potential parental, family, or marital status of a person, or the exclusion of any person from any program or activity or employment because of pregnancy or related conditions.
How to File a Complaint Under Title IX
(a) You can find more information regarding how to file a complaint as follows:
- The United States Office for Civil Rights websites:
- California Department of Education website:
- BCCHS Uniform Complaint Procedures (“UCP”) and Title IX, Harassment, Intimidation, Discrimination, and Bullying Policy.
- Please see the School’s website: https://www.birminghamcharter.com/uniform-complaint OR visit the Main Office, Birmingham Community Charter High School, 17000 Haynes Street, Lake Balboa, CA 91406, for a complete copy of these policies.
(b) A complaint regarding discrimination or harassment based on sex must ordinarily be filed with the U.S. Office for Civil Rights within 180 days of the last act of discrimination. If your complaint involves matters that occurred longer than this and you are requesting a waiver, you will be asked to show good cause why you did not file your complaint within the 180-day period. If you have questions about your situation, you can contact the California branch of the Office for Civil Rights at the address listed below. A complaint filed with BCCHS under our UCP alleging unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying must be initiated no later than six (6) months from the date when the alleged unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying occurred, or six (6) months from the date when the complainant first obtained knowledge of the facts of the alleged unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying.
(c) The U.S. Office for Civil Rights has its own policies and procedures for investigating complaints. Please review the above link for more information about this process. A complaint filed with BCCHS under our UCP or Title IX, Harassment, Intimidation, Discrimination, and Bullying policy will be investigated in compliance with those policies.
(d) There are a variety of ways to file your complaint. You can use the U.S. Office for Civil Rights electronic complaint form filed directly through their website; or mail, email, or send by facsimile your own letter or a completed copy of the Office for Civil Rights Discrimination Complaint Form.
- The electronic complaint form is available at https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html
- You can send a completed version of this form or your own letter via email, facsimile, or regular mail to the following addresses:
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue SW
Washington, D.C. 20202
FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 800-877-8339
San Francisco Office
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
50 United Nations Plaza
Mail Box 1200, Room 1545
San Francisco, CA 94102
FAX: 415-486-5570; TDD: 800-877-8339
To file a UCP complaint or complaint under our Title IX, Harassment, Intimidation, Discrimination, and Bullying Policy directly with BCCHS, please follow the procedures set forth in those policies. The policies, annual notices, and complaint forms are available by clicking on the link below.
Click here to access the Title IX Harassment Policy and Uniform Complaint Policy page to find the following:
- Title IX Harassment Intimidation Discrimination and Bullying Policy
- Uniform Complaint Policy and Procedures (UCP)
- Annual Notice of UCP
- UCP Complaint Form
Universal Complaint Policy & Title IX Harassment Intimidation Discrimination Bullying Policy
Birmingham Community Charter High School does not tolerate any acts of harassment, bullying, or discrimination to our students, parents, or employees. Particularly acts of harassment, bullying, or discrimination based upon race, color, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, or age.
UCP Designee/ Title IX Coordinator:
Ari Bennett, CEO/Principal
BirminghamCommunity Charter High School
17000 Haynes Street
Lake Balboa, CA 91406
2022-2023 Documents for Uniform Complaint Policy and Procedures:
- UCP Annual Notice
- UCP Annual Notice-Spanish
- UCP Complaint Form
- UCP Complaint Form- Spanish
- BP 011_Uniform Complaint Policy and Procedures
- BP 011_Uniform Complaint Policy and Procedures- Spanish
2022-2023 Documents for Title IX - Harassment, Intimidation, Discrimination & Bullying Policy:
- BP 003_TitleIX_ Harassment Intimidation Discrimination and Bullying Policy
- BP 003_Title IX_Harassment Intimidation Discrimination and Bullying Policy- Spanish
Annual Title IX Training Requirement
Click on the file below for the documentation of Birmingham's annual training requirement:
PPT AALRR Title IX Training K12 August 12
Student Participation in Sports Program
Click on the files below for the annual report required by SB 1349 and Title IX.
Volunteer and Visitation Policy
While Birmingham Community Charter High School (“BCCHS”) encourages parents/guardians and interested members of the community to visit BCCHS and view the educational program, BCCHS also endeavors to create a safe environment for students and staff. Additionally, parents volunteering in the classroom can be extremely helpful to our teachers and valuable to our students. We thank all parents for their willingness to volunteer in this manner.
Nevertheless, to ensure the safety of students and staff as well as to minimize interruption of the instructional program, BCCHS has established the following procedures, to facilitate volunteering and visitations during regular school days:
- Parents or guardians who are interested in volunteering in the classroom must adhere to the following guidelines:
- Prior to an initial volunteer assignment, volunteers must submit a certificate showing that, within the past sixty (60) days, the volunteer submitted to a
- Tuberculosis (“TB”) risk assessment and, if TB risk factors were identified, was examined and found to be free of infectious TB. If no risk factors are identified, an examination is not required. Volunteers who do not have any risk factors for exposure to TB or who test negative for TB shall thereafter be required to take a TB test every (4) four years. The cost of this TB clearance will be paid by the volunteer.
- Volunteers who will volunteer on field trips or excursions, overnight or outside of the direct supervision of a credentialed employee shall be (1) fingerprinted and (2) receive background clearance prior to volunteering outside the direct supervision of a credentialed employee. The cost of this fingerprinting and background clearance will be paid by BCCHS.
- Prior to volunteering in the classroom, the volunteer should communicate with the teacher to discuss the expectations for volunteering needs. Classroom volunteers are there to benefit the entire class and are not in class solely for the benefit of their own child. Classroom volunteers must follow the instructions provided by the classroom teacher or aide. Classroom rules also apply to volunteers to ensure minimal distraction to the teacher. If a volunteer is uncomfortable following the direction of the teacher or aid the volunteer may leave their volunteer position for that day.
- Volunteering must be arranged with the classroom teacher and Director of Human Resources or designee, at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance.
- A volunteer may not volunteer in the classroom for more than three (3) hours per week.
- Information gained by volunteers regarding students (e.g. academic performance or behavior) is to be maintained in strict confidentiality, in accordance with the Volunteer Agreement.
- Volunteers shall follow and be governed by all other guidelines indicated elsewhere in this policy. This includes, but is not limited to, the process of registering and signing out of the campus at the main office as indicated below.
- Visits during school hours should first be arranged with the teacher and CEO/Principal or designee, at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance. If a
- conference is desired, an appointment should be set with the teacher during noninstructional time, at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance. Parents seeking to visit a classroom during school hours must first obtain the approval of the classroom teacher and the CEO/Principal or designee.
- All visitors shall register in the Visitors Log Book to complete a Visitor’s Permit in the Security Booth and/or main office immediately upon entering any school building or grounds when during regular school hours. When registering, the visitor is required to provide his/her name, address, age, his/her purpose for entering school grounds, and proof of identity. Persons under 21 years of age are not allowed on campus during school hours. For purposes of school safety and security, the CEO/Principal or designee may require a visible means of identification for visitors while on school premises.
- The campus is closed during student lunch for the safety of our students.
- If the visitor is a government officer/official (including but not limited to local law enforcement officers, immigration enforcement officers, social workers, district attorneys, or U.S. attorneys) the officer/official will also be asked to produce any documentation that authorizes school access. BCCHS shall make reasonable efforts to notify parents or guardians prior to permitting a student to be interviewed or searched, consistent with the law and/or any court order, warrant or instructions from the officer/official. A copy of the documentation provided by the officer and notes from the encounter may be maintained by BCCHS, consistent with the law. The Charter School Governing Board and Bureau of Children’s Justice in the California Department of Justice, at BCJ@doj.ca.gov, will be timely informed regarding any attempt by a law-enforcement officer to access a school site or a
- student for immigration-enforcement purposes, as recommended by the Attorney General.
- Except for unusual circumstances or requests that are given an exception and approval by the CEO/Principal, school visits should not exceed approximately ninety (90) minutes in length. 6. While on campus, visitors are to enter and leave classrooms as quietly as possible, not converse with any student, teacher, or other instructional assistant unless permitted, and not interfere with any school activity. No electronic listening or recording device may be used in a classroom without the teacher’s and CEO/Principal’s written permission.
- Before leaving campus, the visitor shall return the Visitor’s Permit and sign out of the Visitors Log Book in the main office or Security Booth.
- The CEO/Principal, or their designee, may refuse to allow school access if it is believed that the presence of the visitor or volunteer would cause a threat of
- disruption or physical injury to teachers, other employees, orstudents.
- The CEO/Principal or designee may withdraw consent to be on campus even if the visitor has a right to be on campus whenever there is reason to believe that the person has willfully disrupted or is likely to disrupt the school’s orderly operation. If consent is withdrawn by someone other than the CEO/Principal, the CEO/Principal may reinstate consent for the visitor if the CEO/Principal believes that the person’s presence will not constitute a disruption or substantial and material threat to the school’s orderly operation. Consent can be withdrawn for up to fourteen (14) days.
- The CEO/Principal or designee may request that a visitor who has failed to register, or whose registration privileges have been denied or withdrawn, promptly leave school grounds. When a visitor is directed to leave, the CEO/Principal or designee shall inform the visitor that if he/she reenters the school without following the posted requirements he/she will be guilty of a misdemeanor.
- Any visitor that is denied registration or has his/her registration revoked may request a conference with the CEO/Principal. The request shall be in writing, shall state why the denial or revocation was improper, shall give the address to which notice of conference is to be sent, and shall be delivered to the CEO/Principal with fourteen (14) days of the denial or revocation of consent. The CEO/Principal shall promptly mail a written notice of the date, time, and place of the conference to the person who requested the conference. A conference with the CEO/Principal shall be held within seven (7) days after the CEO/Principal receives the request. If no resolution can be agreed upon, the CEO/Principal shall forward notice of the complaint to the Board
- of Directors. The Board of Directors shall address the Complaint at the next regular board meeting and make a final determination.
- At each entrance to the campus, signs shall be posted specifying the hours during which registration is required, stating where the office of the CEO/Principal or designee is located, and what route to take to that office, and setting forth the penalties for violation of this policy.
- The CEO/Principal or designee shall seek the assistance of the police in managing or reporting any visitor in violation of this policy.
1. Pursuant to the California Penal Code, if a visitor does not leave after being asked or if the visitor returns without following the posted requirements after being directed to leave, he/she will be guilty of a crime as specified which is punishable by a fine of up to $500.00 (five hundred dollars) or imprisonment in the County jail for a period of up to six (6) months or both.
2. Under California Education Code section 44811, disruption by a parent, guardian or other person at a school or school sponsored activity is punishable, upon the first conviction by a fine or no less than $500.00 (five hundred dollars) and no more than $1,000.00 (one thousand dollars) or by imprisonment in a County jail for no more than one (1) year, or both the fine and imprisonment.
3. Disruptive conduct may lead to BCCHS’s pursuit of a restraining order against a visitor, which would prohibit him/her from coming onto school grounds or attending school activities for any purpose for a period of up to three (3) years.
Dress Code Policy (Students)
Attendance / Tardy Policy
EPA - Prop 30
Fiscal Year 2021-22 EPA Actuals
Fiscal Year 2020-21 EPA Actuals
Fiscal Year 2019-20 EPA Actuals
Fiscal Year 2018-19 EPA Actuals
The 2021 LCAP is attached below. Due to the COVID-19 school shutdown from March 2020 - June 2021, the CDE required completion of the Operations Written Report (7/1/20) and the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (9/30/20). Those reports replaced the 2020 LCAP which was suspended by the CDE. The annual LCAP development cycle is now restored. The 2022 LCAP will be developed over the course of the current school year and will be released during July 2022.
With additional federal funding under the CARES Act, CRSSA Act, and ARP Act, Birmingham is required to prepare and make public additional plans that document the school's strategies, actions, and uses of federal funds to address the academic, social, emotional, and mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our students and their families. Those reports include the Expanded Learning Opportunities Plan and the ESSER III Expenditure Plan.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact Wendy Bader, Coordinator-State and Federal Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- School Site Council (SSC)
- School Dashboard
- School Accountability Report Card (SARC)
- State & Federal Programs
School Site Council (SSC)
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of America's six regional accreditation agencies. Its jurisdiction covers California, Hawaii, and the Pacific regions. Four-year institutions seek accreditation from WASC for Senior Colleges and Universities (WSCUC). In contrast, non-four-year institutions obtain theirs from two other commissions (one for junior colleges and the other for K-12 schools and non-degree-granting postsecondary institutions).
Click any of the links below to view the corresponding document.
WASC Action Plan
Mid-Cycle Report - Mar 2015
WASC Visiting Committee Powerpoint
WASC Visiting Committee Report
WASC Self Study Report
2018 WASC Self-Study Report
The California School Dashboard (Dashboard) is an online tool that shows how local educational agencies and schools are performing on the state and local indicators included in California's school accountability system.
The Dashboard is a key part of major shifts in California K-12 schools, changes that have raised the bar for student learning, transformed testing and placed the focus on equity for all students. The Dashboard provides information that schools can use to improve.
Please click on the links below to visit our school Dashboard:
2018- CA Dashboard
2019 CA Dashboard
2020- CA Dashboard
If you should have any questions regarding our school Dashboard, please email Missindy Wilkins at email@example.com
School Accountability Report Card (SARC)
Birmingham's School Accountability Report Card (SARC) for the past four school years are listed below. The files may be downloaded if desired.
State & Federal Programs
State and Federal Programs encompass several categorical education programs:
- Title I
- School Site Council (SSC)
- English Learners Advisory Council (ELAC)
- Title IX support and reporting
- McKinney Vento (homeless) student services
- Foster Youth services
- other compliance monitoring
Title I -See tab above
School Site Council (SSC) - Click here for 2021-2022 meeting schedule, agendas and minutes.
English Learners Advisory Council (ELAC) - Click here 2021-2022 meeting schedule, agendas and minutes.
Homeless Youth and Families - Click here for additional information.
If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact:
Coordinator - State and Federal Programs
818-758-5265 (Direct Line)
Direct Line TBD
McKinney-Vento and Foster Youth Liaison
818-758-4453 (Direct Line)