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Plan Alignment & Implementation


To ensure student success and remain compliant with local, state and federal law, the district regularly updates the following plans:

Santa Maria-Bonita School District 
Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan

View the SMBSD Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan. This version was approved by the SMBSD Board of Education on September 23, 2020. Any subsequent revisions or updates will be posted on this page. 

CA Senate Bill 98, Chapter 24, approved by Governor Newsom on 6/29/20, made several key changes to accountability requirements for the 2020-2021 school year. These include the establishment of a new requirement - The Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan, that must be adopted by the Board of Education by 9/30/20. The intent of the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan is to memorialize the ongoing planning process for the 2020-2021 school year.

Santa Maria-Bonita School District (SMBSD) is seeking input from students, staff, families, and community members on the district’s initial draft of the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan. The purpose of this plan is to describe how the district has and will continue to address the impact of COVID-19 and maintain a substantially significant continuity of student learning in the coming year.  The final document will include the following key elements of the district’s plan:

  • Providing distance learning and, when public health conditions allow, in-person instruction
  • Measuring student progress and participation, as well as addressing learning loss
  • Providing supports for English Learners, Foster Youth, Students Experiencing Homelessness, Students with Unique Needs, Students from Migratory Families, and Low-Income Students
  • Ensuring access to technological devices and connectivity
  • Providing resources and supports that address student and staff mental health and social emotional well-being
  • Engaging students and families, including outreach to reengage students who are absent, unengaged, or at risk of learning loss
  • Providing school meals for students during all phases of instruction
  • Increasing/improving services for English Learners, Foster Youth, Students Experiencing Homelessness, Students from Migratory Families, and Low-Income Students

Essentially, the district would like to know what children need from their school and the district to be successful academically and emotionally this school year, and what do families, staff members and community members need from SMBSD to be able to help students be successful.

SMBSD’s Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan will be closely aligned to the 2020-2021 SMBSD Re Entry Plan and the 2019-2020 COVID-19 Written Report. Plan components are fluid and adapt to changing public health conditions. As public health guidance is updated and released, plan elements will be implemented accordingly.  

SMBSD values the input of its stakeholders and will use input as part of a larger body of data to guide revisions.  The  draft of the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan will be presented in a public hearing at the September 9th SMBSD Board of Education meeting and the final draft will be presented for adoption by the Board at the September 23rd  2020 Board meeting. 

Additional Resources 
CDE Stronger Together: Professional Relationships and Learning
SMBSD Distance Learning Website

California Department of Education (CDE) and other state resources for the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan can be found below:  

Main webpage for Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan which includes:
Plan Template
Plan Instructions
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

State Indicators

  • Chronic Absenteeism
  • Suspension Rate
  • English Learner Progress
  • English Language Arts
  • Mathematics

Local Indicators

  • Basics (Teachers, Instructional Materials, Facilities)
  • Implementation of Academic Standards
  • Parent Engagement
  • Local Climate Survey

CA School Dashboard



Santa Maria Bonita School Districts performance can be found on the  California School Dashboard. The 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.

California Dashboard Video

Goal 1

Provide effective district and schoolwide support systems, procedures, processes, instructional materials, and practices that support student learning.

Goal 2

 In order to maximize leadership, structure, processes of the organization, and to execute our vision of instruction as effectively and efficiently as possible, SMBSD will institute the practice of evaluation of programs and establish leadership and teacher development programs.

Goal 3

In order to prepare successful citizens who are college and career ready and to ensure that every student will learn at grade-level and beyond by 2024, all classrooms will show evidence of our shared vision of instruction to include all five of the High-Quality Instructional Indicators (HQIIs) including a culture of learning with high expectations and challenging grade level standard based content.

Goal 4

English language proficiency rates for multilingual learners will improve as demonstrated by a 10% increase in the number of English learner students Reclassified as Fluent English Proficient, each year.

Goal 5

All schools will increase student engagement by intertwining social and emotional learning and academics, maintaining a safe, secure, healthy, and positive learning environment, and providing a supportive environment with strong adult relationships.

Goal 6

All schools will create a culture of respect and caring that supports positive relationships among all stakeholders and implement a parent engagement pathway districtwide. Parents, family, and community stakeholders will become more fully engaged as partners in the education of students in SMBSD.

Goal 7

 In order to provide equity and access through all grade-level instruction, all schools will increase diversity, equity, and inclusion by providing a culturally competent environment, a sense of belonging for all students and staff, and a supportive classroom culture.


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Rebecca Herrick
Director, Plan Alignment & Implementation

Michele Sioredas

Program Specialist, Plan Alignment & Implementation


Tammy Hinden
Account Technician & Budget Control

Nicole Duran

Kelee Harding

Account Technician & Budget Control


Kevin Smith