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Get to Know Educational Acronyms

lettersAcronyms - also known as abbreviations (or a group of letters) mostly formed from the initial letter of a title word. 
FUSD = Fremont Unified School District

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504 = Section 504 law that prohibits discriminating against students with disabilities
AAPAC = African-American Parent Advisory Committee
ACOE = Alameda County Office of Education (county wide educational agency)
ACT = American College Test
ADA = Americans with Disabilities Act
ADA = Average Daily Attendance
AHS = American High School
AP = Advanced Placement
AQI = Air Quality Index
AR = administrative regulations (typically connected with a Board Policy) 
ASB = Associated Student Body
BBSB = Board Budget Sub-Committee
BOE = Board of Education (elected governing body of Fremont Unified School District)
BP = board policy
C&I = Curriculum & Instruction (district department)
CAASPP = California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress
CAAs = California Alternate Assessments (Special Education)
CAC =  community advisory committee (in general)
CAHSEE = California High School Exit Exam
CASBO = California Association of School Business Officials
CAST = California Science Test
CBOC = Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee
CC = Common Core
CDE = California Department of Education (state wide educational agency)
CHPSE = Comprehensive Health, Puberty, and Sexuality Education Curriculum
CHYA = California Healthy Youth Act
CIF = California Interscholastic Federation
CNS = Child Nutrition Services (district department)
COIL = Circle of Independent Learning
COPPA = Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
CSA = California Spanish Assessment (Dual Immersion)
CSEA = California School Employees Association
CSS = California State Standards
CSSP = Comprehensive School Safety Plan (federal and state required report)
CSU = California State University
CTC = (California) Commission on Teacher Credentialing
CTE = Career and Technical Education
Cal-SAFE = California School Age Families Education
DELAC = District English Learner Advisory Committee
DOE = (United States of America) Department of Education ( national educational agency)
DTS = Document Tracking Services
DnA = Illuminate Data & Assessment system
DSA = Data Sharing Agreement relates to Student Data Privacy
EAP = Employee Assistance Program
EL = English Learner
ELA = English Language Arts
ELAC = English Learner Advisory Committee
ELD = English Language Development
ELPAC = English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (previous California English Language Development Test or CELDT)
ERMHS = Educationally Related Mental Health Services
ESEA = Elementary and Secondary Education Act
ESSA = Every Student Succeeds Act
Ext. = extension or additional numbers for a phone
FAC = Facilities Advisory Committee
FACE = Fremont Adult and Continuing Education (adult education)
FAFSA = Free Application for Federal Student Aid
FAIR = Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful Education Act
FAPE = free appropriate public education
FAQ = frequently asked questions (also FAQs)
FAT = Fremont Assistive Technology Center
FEF = Fremont Education Foundation (nonprofit support)
FEP = Fluent English Proficient
FERPA = Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FSMA = Fremont Schools Management Association
FUDTA = Fremont Unified District Teachers Association
FUSD = Fremont Unified School District
FUSS = Fremont Unified Student Store (nonprofit support)
Fed & State = Federal and State Programs (district department)
GAFE = Google Apps for Education (now G Suite)
GATE = Gifted and Talented Education
GED = General Educational Development Test
GLAD = guided language acquisition design
GPA = grade point average
HR = Human Resources (district organizational branch)
IB = International Baccalaureate
IEP = individualized education program
IHS = Irvington High School
IPAT = Information Processing Aptitude Test
IPM = Integrated Pest Management Plan
ISBN = International Standard Book Number
IT = Information Technology (district department)
K-12 = kindergarten to 12th grade
KHS = Kennedy High School
LAC = Language Assessment Center (part of Federal & State Programs department)
LCAAC = Local Control and Accountability Advisory Committee
LCAP = Local Control and Accountability Plan
LCFF = Local Control Funding Formula
LEA = local educational agency or a school district
LGBTQ = lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (or queer)
LRFP = Long Range Facilities Plan
MDTP = Mathematics Diagnostic Test Project
MIP = Mandarin Immersion Program
MLA = Modern Language Association (guide to scholarly writing)
MPR = multi purpose room (large room at schools)
MSJE = Mission San Jose Elementary School
MSJHS = Mission San Jose High School
MTSS = Multi-Tiered System of Supports
MVAL = Mission Valley Athletic League
NCLB = No Child Left Behind Act
NCS = North Coast Section of California Interscholastic Federation (high school sports/athletics)
NGSS = Next Generation Science Standards
OA = Office Assistant
PAC = parent advisory committee (in general)
PAR = Peer Assistance & Review
PC = Personnel Commission classified merit system
PD = Professional Development
PDF = Portable Document Format (Adobe file type)
PEP = Preschool Enrichment Program
PFA = Parent Faculty Association
PFT = Physical Fitness Testing
PID = Public Information Department
PPT = PowerPoint (Microsoft file type)
PRA = Public Records Request
PSAT = Practice Scholastic Aptitude Test
PTA = Parent Teacher Association
PTO = Parent Teacher Organization
PTSA = Parent Teacher Student Association
ROP = Regional Occupation Program (
SARB = School Attendance Review Boards
SARC = School Accountability Report Card  (federal and state required report)
SAT = Scholastic Aptitude Test
SB = Senate Bill
SBAC = Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
SBE = State Board of Education
SDI = Spanish Dual Immersion
SEDAC = Special Education District Advisory Committee
SEIS = Special Education Information System
SEIU = Service Employees International Union
SELPA = Special Education Local Plan Area
SIP = School Improvement Program
SIS = Student Information System
SL = School Loop
SPED = Special Education (district department) More SPED terms
SPHC = Specialized Physical Health Care
SPSA = School Plan for Student Achievement (federal and state required report)
SRO = school resource officer
SSB = State Seal of Biliteracy
SSR = Student score reports
SSS = Student Support Services (district department)
SST = Student Study Team
SURFBoardE or SURF = Students United for Representation to the Fremont Unified School District Board of Education
TA = teacher's assistant
TAC = Technology Advisory Committee
TB = tuberculosis
TBD or TBA = to be determined or to be announced
TK = transitional kindergarten
TR = Teacher Resources
UC = University of California
UCP = Uniform Complaint Procedure
USDA = United States Department of Agriculture
VCCALPS = Ventura County Comprehensive Alternate Language Proficiency Survey
WCAG = Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
WEB = Where Everybody Belongs - Orientation
WHS =  Washington High School
YAP = Young Adult Program

Other District Terms:

AESOP = Absence Management Substitute System Instructions (now Frontline Education)
BoardDocs = service that helps manage the school board both meetings and policies
Boosters = organizations to support schools
Brown Act = law to to promote transparency in government
Clever = log in tool for many digital learning resources
Dashboard = graphical user interface that provides at-a-glance views of key performance indicators (KPIs)
Destiny = Library online catalog
Edjoin = job postings
Extended School Year = similar to Summer School
Inter-district = in relation to schools outside of Fremont Unified School District
Intra-district = in relation to internal Fremont Unified School District schools
MySchoolBucks = online payment service
Peachjar = flyer distribution service or eflyers
Title I = Title I of the Education Amendments to distribute funding to schools and school districts with a high percentage of students from low-income families
Title IX = Title IX of the Education Amendments prohibits discrimination based on sex