Local Control Accountability Plan

Elements of the Local Control Accountability Plan

LCAP Resources

The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) is a critical part of the state's Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). It is a three-year budget and accountability plan that must focus on eight areas identified as state priorities and must be updated annually by July 1 of each year. With parent and community input, school districts must establish goals and actions for the entire district as well as for each school. The plans will demonstrate how each school district’s budget will help achieve the goals and annually assess how well the strategies in the plan were able to improve outcomes.

The plans must use a state mandated set aside of funds to provide increased and improved services for Foster Youth, Emergent Multilingual learners, low-income students and other student groups furthest from educational justice, so that these student groups can experience high levels of success. SB Unified is now in the process of designing its 2021-24 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), which will guide the District’s priorities and fund allocation for the next three years. Over the course of several years and through stakeholder input, we have identified three overarching goals;

  1. Drive equitable student outcomes through culturally and linguistically sustaining organizational transformation. 

  • Ensure that our district/school policies and practices lead to high levels of success for all students, regardless of their economic circumstance, culture, race, ethnicity, or language.


  1. Create and sustain safe and affirming learning environments.

  • Ensure that our district/school are places where students and families feel valued and respected and connected to their schools. 


3) Use relevant and inclusive curriculum, instruction, and assessment 

- Ensure that students experience 

             - important and meaningful learning, 

- teaching methods that fully engage students and support them in excelling,

            - timely assessment that tells us how well students are learning, and 

            - individualized support when they experience difficulties.

Overview of the LCAP Development Process

School districts must engage their students, families, staff, bargaining units and communities to develop and adopt their local plans. Ultimately, the plan must be reviewed by stakeholders across the district prior to board approval on or before July 1, annually.

SBUnified District leardership representatives meet with the LCAP Parent Advisory Committee, District English Learner Advisory Committee, Staff/Special Education Parent Advisory Committee, SELPA, and union representatives for consultation on the development of the LCAP. School leaders also consult with students, staff and families, including through the School Site Council and ELAC regarding the LCAP. A survey is also made available to ensure community access to providing input. 


The LCAP goals and actions that the state now requires every school district and each school are based on eight areas:

  1. Providing all students access to fully credentialed teachers, instructional materials that align with state standards, and safe facilities.

  2. Implementation of California’s academic standards, including the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and math, Next Generation Science Standards, English language development, history-social science, visual and performing arts, health education and physical education standards.

  3. Parent involvement and participation, so the local community is engaged in the decision-making.

  4. Improving student achievement and outcomes along multiple measures, including test scores, English proficiency and college and career preparedness.

  5. Supporting student engagement, including whether students attend school or are chronically absent.

  6. Highlighting school climate and connectedness through a variety of factors, such as suspension and expulsion rates and other locally identified means.

  7. Ensuring all students have access to classes that prepare them for college and careers, regardless of what school they attend or where they live.

  8. Measuring other important student outcomes related to required areas of study, including physical education and the arts.

  9. In addition to these eight areas, a district may also identify and incorporate in its plan goals related to its own local priorities.


2021-24 LCAP Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)

The LCAP PAC continues to play an important and crucial role in the development of an LCAP that is most responsive to the needs of the students for whom the plan is required to support. 

Meetings will be open to the public, much like a school board meeting, where PAC members would be discussing agendized items while a public audience attends and has the ability to offer public comment. 

We are planning three virtual meetings from 4:00-5:30 pm, 

Tuesday, March 30

March 30, 2021 LCAP PAC Agenda | Minutes

Orden del día Comité Asesor de Padres (PAC) para el Plan de Rendición de Cuentas y Control Local (LCAP) 30 de marzo, 2021

Monday, April 19

April 19, 2021 LCAP PAC Agenda | Minutes

Orden del día Comité Asesor de Padres (PAC) para el Plan de Rendición de Cuentas y Control Local (LCAP) 19 de abril, 2021

Monday, May 3

May 3, 2021 LCAP PAC Agenda | Minutes

Informational Report: [English] | [Spanish]

Monday, May 17  

May 17, 2021 LCAP PAC Agenda

2021-22 LCAP Drafted Sections (Goals, Actions, Description, and Expenditures): [English] | [Spanish]


Orden del día Comité Asesor de Padres (PAC) para el Plan de Rendición de Cuentas y Control Local (LCAP) 17 de mayo, 2021


Agendas and materials will be posted publicly 72 hours in advance as required by law as well as links to the online meeting.


Our district will select parents using a randomized selection process, with parents of students whom the LCAP is required to primarily support being weighted more heavily. 

Update Regarding the 2020-2021 LCAP Development, and the new Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan, August 2020

Governor Newsom recently signed Senate Bill 98 into law on June 29, 2020, establishing a new Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (“Continuity Plan”) requirement for the 2020-2021 school year. With regard to the LCAP, it supersedes Executive Order N-56-20, which extended the deadline for adoption of the 2020–21 LCAP from July 1, 2020, to December 15, 2020. SB98 removes the requirement for a one-year LCAP in 2020-2021, and replaces it with a new plan called the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (“Continuity Plan”), which must be adopted by the local Board of Education by September 30, 2020

2020-21 Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan

2020-21 Modelo del Plan de Continuidad de Aprendizaje y Asistencia

2020-21 Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan Budget Summary

2020-21 Local Control Funding Formula Budget Overview for Parent

 2020-21 Panorama General del Presupuesto LCFF para Padres

2019-20 LCAP Executive Summary (15 pages)

2019-20 Complete LCAP (238 pages)

If you would like a printed copy of previous year LCAPs, please contact Sandra Trujillo in the Superintendent’s Office, strujillo@sbunified.org, or (805) 963-4338 x6202.

2019-20 LCAP Federal Addendum (27 pages)

State LCAP Resources

The California Department of Education has resources available to help the public understand LCAP and the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).

 LCAP Priority Areas

Link: https://www.cde.ca.gov/eo/in/lcff1sys-resources.asp

Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) Overview



State LCAP Resources


LCAP Federal Addendum 2019-2020

LCAP COVID19 Operations Report

LCAP COVID19 Operations Report – Slides


Previous LCAP Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) Meeting Agendas