The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) legislation eliminated most state categorical funding streams. Categorical funding received in 2012–13 forms the basis for determining an LEA’s funding in the phase-in period under the LCFF. As part of the LCFF, school districts, COEs, and charter schools are required to develop, adopt, and annually update a three-year Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) beginning on July 1, 2014, using a template that was adopted by the California State Board of Education in January 2014. The template was revised by the California State Board of Education in January 2015.
The LCAP is required to identify goals and measure progress for student subgroups across eight state priority areas. Districts must include in their LCAP (1) actions, services and expenditures for all students and subgroups and (2) additional actions and services for targeted groups: lowincome students, English learners, foster youth and re-designated English learners.
The LCAP was developed in consultation with teachers, principals, administrators, other school personnel, local bargaining units, parents and students. It was reviewed by two advisory committees, a parent committee comprised of parents of students in the unduplicated pupil group and an English learner advisory committee. The superintendent has responded in writing to comments from these committees. The superintendent has notified members of the public of the opportunity to submit written comments regarding specific actions and expenditures in the LCAP.
The LCAP was presented at a public hearing prior to the board meeting at which the LCAP and the budget are adopted. Feedback from the public hearing has been incorporated into the LCAP for adoption. Not later than five days after adoption of the LCAP, the governing board shall file the LCAP with the county superintendent of schools.
The Local Control Accountability Plan was adopted by the Board of Education on June 23, 2016, however, the plan may be revisited and revised on an on-going basis as the needs of our students change.