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) using a template that was adopted by the California State Board of Education.
The LCAP describes the District's goals and specific actions to achieve these goals for all students and each student group identified by the Local Control Funding Formula for each of the state priorities. In addition, the District must describe how actions and services to unduplicated student groups (low income students, English learners, and foster youth) are increased or improved.
The LCAP is developed in consultation with teachers, principals, administrators, other school personnel, local bargaining units, parents and students. It is 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 responds in writing to comments from these committees.
The LCAP is presented at a public hearing prior to the board meeting during which the LCAP and the budget are adopted. After board approval, the LCAP is submitted to the county superintendent of schools no later than five days after adoption of the LCAP and by June 30.
The final 2018-19 Local Control and Accountability Plan was adopted by the Board of Education on August 2, 2018.