LCAP UPDATE-What You Need To Know…

The San Diego Unified School District is in year 2 of its 3 year LCAP plan.  As part of the 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.

 The LCAP is required to identify annual goals, specific actions, and measure progress for student subgroups across multiple performance indicators, including student academic achievement, school climate, student access to a broad curriculum, and parent engagement. School districts and charter schools are required to obtain parent and public input in developing, revising and updating LCAPs.

The academic priorities must be aligned to the district’s spending plan. The Board of Education must first approve the LCAP before adopting the annual district budget. The LCAP highlights actions funded with Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) dollars from the State. County superintendents must review school district LCAPs and ensure alignment of projected spending, services, and goals. Charter school LCAPs will be reviewed by the chartering authority. County Offices of Education’s are required to provide technical assistance when they disapprove an LCAP. The state Superintendent of Public Instruction may intervene if a school district or charter school fails to show improvement across multiple subgroups in three out of four consecutive years.

 The LCAP Planning team is comprise of School district employees, teachers, parents, community members and students.  The planning team is currently reviewing the LCAP and preparing to make recommendations to the district regarding the update of the LCAP.  How are things at your school?  Let the PTA council know.  Do you have questions about the LCAP?  Please contact us with any questions or comments.  

Input from parents across the school district is vital.  
Click HERE for the LEA Plan Update.
Click HERE for the 2014-2015 LEA Plan.
Click HERE to look at a user friendly version of the LCAP with color coded descriptions of where we are in terms of actions and services called for in the LCAP.

 

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