Local Control Accountability Plan

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 designed 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;

GOAL 1: Prepare students for college and career by providing a meaningful, engaging, responsive, and individualized education.

  1. Increase Student Completion of UC/CSU (C) Mathematics Admission Requirement

  2. Increase Rates of UC/CSU A-G Completion and College Career Readiness

  3. Provide Targeted Emergent Multilingual Learner Supports in Secondary Schools

  4. Strengthen Comprehensive Multilingual Education Through Implementation of Multilingual Excellence Transforming Achievement (META)

  5. Build Educator Capacity to Deliver Differentiated Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessments in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies

  6. Implement Elementary Grade-Level Professional Learning Communities to Increase Tier I Supports

  7. Expand Direct Student Support and Teacher Professional Learning to Improve Language & Literacy

  8. Enhance Student Language and Literacy Academic Achievement by Providing Targeted Tier III Intervention

  9. Increase Kindergarten Readiness by Building PreK Teacher and Parent Capacity

  10. Expand Tutoring to Provide Learning Recovery in English Language Arts and Mathematics

  11. Provide Student Access to College Preparation Exams

  12. Enhance Student Access to Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Program to Support College and Career Readiness

  13. Increase Student Access to Program for Effective Access to College (PEAC) to Support College and Career Readiness

  14. Implement Tier II & Tier III Academic Interventions to Accelerate Learning Recovery

GOAL 2: Create and sustain safe and affirming learning environments, ensuring our students and families feel valued, respected, and connected to our schools.

  1. Expand Universal Prevention and Intervention Support to Students

  2. Increase Targeted Prevention and Intervention Support to Students

  3. Provide Student Behavioral and Social Emotional Support

  4. Deliver Comprehensive Mental Health Services for Students

  5. Enhance School Counselors’ Services to Students

  6. Foster Student Learning and Wellness by Strengthening Family Engagement

  7. Improve Collaborative Support for Students through Language Access 

GOAL 3: Build capacity in the schools and district to improve student equity, engagement, and outcomes.

  1. Create and Cultivate Culturally Sustaining School Communities

  2. Achieve Equitable Student Outcomes and Cultural Proficiency Through Ethnic Studies Courses

  3. Nurture and Improve the Holistic Wellbeing, Sense of Belonging, and Academic Outcomes of Students

GOAL 4: Increase the Percentage of Students with Disabilities to meet the College and Career Readiness Requirements.

  1. College and Career Counseling

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 leadership 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. This will be made available later in the 2022-23 school year.

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. 

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.

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