LCAP & LCFF: PLANNING FOR SUCCESS
As a critical component of the state Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), every school district must engage parents and the community to create a Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).
WHAT IS THE LCAP FOR?
The LCAP is intended to be a comprehensive planning tool to help all students succeed.
Each three-year plan must describe:
District-wide and school-wide goals, as well as specific actions to be taken to achieve the goals for all students, including specific subgroups of students, in each of the eight state priority areas, plus any locally identified priority areas.
Expected progress toward meeting the goals, and as part of a district’s required annual update of the plan, the district must describe actual progress made toward meeting the goals and describe any adjustments to be made.
Expenditures required to implement each of the goals and actions, including a description of how additional funds provided for low-income students, English learners, and foster youth will be used to increase or improve services for these students.
The process used to involve parents, students, community members, school employees, and other stakeholders in developing, reviewing, and supporting the implementation of the LCAP.
WHAT ARE THE EIGHT PRIORITIES?
Each school district’s LCAP must focus on eight priority areas that help all students succeed. These eight priority areas reflect the belief that many factors – both inside and outside the classroom – positively impact student success.
Basic Services — Providing all students with access to fully credentialed teachers in their subject areas, as well as instructional materials that align with state standards, and safe, properly maintained school facilities.
Implementation of State Standards — Ensuring school programs and services enable all students, including English learners, to access California’s academic content and performance standards, including Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Math, Next Generation Science Standards, and English Language Development Standards.
Course Access — Ensuring all students have access to a broad course of study in all required subject areas, including math, social science, science, visual and performing arts, health, physical education, career, and technical education, and others, that prepares them for college and careers, regardless of what school they attend or where they live.
Student Achievement — Improving achievement and outcomes for all students, as measured in multiple ways, such as test scores, English proficiency, and college and career preparedness.
Other Student Outcomes — Measuring other important indicators of student performance in all required areas of study.
Student Engagement — Providing students with engaging programs and course work that keeps them in school, as measured in part by attendance rates, dropout rates, and graduation rates.
Parent Involvement — Efforts by the school district and schools to seek input from all parents, and to engage parents in decision-making, as well as promoting parent participation in programs that meet the needs of their students and all students.
School Climate — Factors both inside and outside the classroom that impact student success such as health, safety, student discipline, and school connectedness, as measured in part by suspension and expulsion rates, and surveys of students, teachers, and parents.
PRIOR LCAPS AND BUDGETING DOCUMENTS
- 2020-21 Learning Continuity & Attendance Plan
- 2020-21 LCFF Budget Overview for Parents
The LCP was a one-time replacement for the LCAP for the 2020-21 school year due to the unusual nature of learning during this crisis year. There was no LCAP (Local Control and Accountability Plan) adopted for this year. The 2021-2024 LCAP will be adopted in June 2021.
- 2019-20 LCAP
- 2029-20 LCAP Budget Overview for Parents