School System Planning in Louisiana

Each year, all school systems in Louisiana engage in an annual school system planning process where they:

Create a plan + Develop an aligned budget + Implement with support

In 2018-2019, the Department is implementing a new statewide planning process—the ‘Super App’—which allows districts to access federal formula and competitive dollars through one application, on one timeline.

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The School System Planning Framework is the tool school systems will use to plan. It organizes a school system’s priorities into four domains: Core Academics, Students with Diverse Needs, Workforce Talent, and LEA Systems.


The School System Framework also identifies priorities that matter most for struggling schools. For more information about the Department’s efforts to improve struggling schools, please visit Struggling Schools and ESSA.

Resources

The Department has developed a suite of resources to support completion of the Super App. These resources are available in the School Improvement Library.


Support

For technical support with Super App, please contact the Super App Technical Assistance Group (TAG) by emailing LDOE.GrantsHelpdesk@la.gov and include “Super App” in the subject line.

For strategic support with Super App, please contact your Network leader or districtsupport@la.gov.

Timeline

  • November 2018: Department launches planning process and resources.

  • November 2018–January 2019: Department and Network teams support school systems to develop plans.

  • February 1, 2019: School systems submit plans. 

  • April 2019Department approves or rejects plans. BESE approves funding for Department-approved plans and school systems begin implementation.