The governing board of each school district shall adopt a Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) using a template adopted by the State Board of Education. The LCAP adopted by the governing board of a school district shall be effective for a period of three years, and shall be updated on or before July 1 of each year. The LCAP shall include
1) A description of the annual goals, for all pupils and each subgroup of pupils identified pursuant to Education Code Section 52052, to be achieved for each of the eight state priorities (identified below) and for any additional local priorities identified by the governing board of the school district; and
2) a description of the specific actions the school district will take during each year of the LCAP to achieve the goals.
The LCAP is a new requirement of the new (2013) California K-12 funding model, the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). LCFF is California’s formula for determining the level of state funding provided to districts. This LCFF funding is used to support all students with additional supplemental funds targeted toward foster youth, English Language Learners, and socio-economically disadvantaged students. The LCAP is the structure for school districts to share performance data, needs, goals, resources, and actions/services toward student outcomes for ongoing improvement.
California Department of Education (CDE) details about LCFF/LCAP can be found here: http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/lc/
For more information:
Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services