If you would like a printed copy of the LCAP, please contact Sandra Trujillo in the Superintendent’s Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, or (805) 963-4338 x6202.
About the The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) is a critical part of the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). It is a three-year budget and accountability plan that must focus on eight areas identified as state priorities. With parent and community input, schools 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 goals and actions that the state now requires every school district and each school are based on eight areas:
- Providing all students access to fully credentialed teachers, instructional materials that align with state standards, and safe facilities.
- 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.
- Parent involvement and participation, so the local community is engaged in the decision-making.
- Improving student achievement and outcomes along multiple measures, including test scores, English proficiency and college and career preparedness.
- Supporting student engagement, including whether students attend school or are chronically absent.
- Highlighting school climate and connectedness through a variety of factors, such as suspension and expulsion rates and other locally identified means.
- Ensuring all students have access to classes that prepare them for college and careers, regardless of what school they attend or where they live.
- Measuring other important student outcomes related to required areas of study, including physical education and the arts.
- In addition to these eight areas, a district may also identify and incorporate in its plan goals related to its own local priorities.
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, SEPLA, 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. To ensure the entire community access to providing input, a survey is usually made available as well.
The LCAP covers a three year period, and must be updated annually by the district by July 1 of each year.
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.
The purpose of the Continuity Plan is to summarize the planning and stakeholder engagement districts have already been doing and will do to plan for reopening school under the COVID19 pandemic conditions, and to make explicit the actions and expenditures necessary to implement the plan, from any funding source. The Continuity Plan requires a similar stakeholder engagement process as the LCAP to inform the Continuity Plan development, and also requires input from families who speak a language other than English or do not have access to the internet. Please see our board report on August 11, 2020 for more detailed information.
Please note that the Budget Overview for Parents that outlines the use of supplemental LCAP funds is still required to be approved by the local Board of Education on or before December 15, 2020. The next 3-year LCAP is expected to address SY 2021-2024, and should be developed in spring 2021.
More information will be provided as it becomes available from the California Department of Education (CDE).
Upcoming Meetings Open to the Public:
- DELAC – Aug. 10 & 27, 2020
- LCAP PAC – Aug. 20 & Sept. 2, 2020
- Public Hearing – Sept. 8, 2020
- Board Approval – Sept. 22, 2020
- Stakeholder Input Form (English and Spanish)
Update Regarding the 2020-2021 LCAP Development, May 2020
State changes to the Local Control and Accountability Plan in response to Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-56-20
We have received guidance from the California Department of Education (CDE) regarding the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). A summary of the key aspects of the EO follows.
Governor Newsom recently issued Executive Order N-56-20, which extended the deadline for adoption of the 2020–21 LCAP from July 1, 2020, to December 15, 2020. The EO was established given the uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact California’s response has had on school districts’ ability to meaningfully engage with stakeholders. CDE guidance on the format, metrics, and stakeholder engagement will be forthcoming, pending state legislation, and is expected late summer.
In the meantime, school districts must submit a written report to their local board of education by June 30, 2020. The report must explain the changes made to program offerings in response to school closures to address the COVID-19 emergency, the major impacts of such closures on students and families, and a description of how the LEA is meeting the needs of its unduplicated students. We will post the report on our district website after approval by our local board of education.
The next 3-year LCAP is expected to address SY 2021-2024, and will be developed in spring 2021.