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Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)


​What is the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)?

As part of California’s new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), school districts, county offices of education, 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. Districts will engage parents, staff, and community members to gather input to develop LCAPs that address the needs of all students. County superintendents are required to review school district LCAPs and ensure alignment of projected spending, services, and goals.

LCAPs are designed to:

  • Describe measurable, multi-year goals for student outcomes
  • Demonstrate how the district’s budget will help achieve those goals
  • Assess how well the plan’s strategies improve outcomes each year to encourage continuous improvement
  • Address specific needs of students from low-income families, English Learners, and foster youth

The following state priorities will guide the development of LCAPs:

  1. Basic Services
  2. Implementation of State Standards
  3. Parental Involvement
  4. Pupil Achievement
  5. Pupil Engagement
  6. School Climate
  7. Course Access
  8. Other Pupil Outcomes

Learn More about the LCAP Priorities

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