Feb 10 2014

School Board: Compliance with New State Funding Law

At the February 12, School Board 7 p.m.meeting in City Hall, the Board will consider how to comply with the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).  Compliance correlates with funding for the School District.

“The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) is a critical part of the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). Each school district must engage parents, educators, employees and the community to establish their LCAP. The plan will describe the school district’s overall vision for students, annual goals and specific actions the District will take to achieve the vision and goals. The LCAP must focus on eight areas identified as state priorities, demonstrate how the district’s budget will help achieve the goals, and assess each year how well the strategies in the plan were able to improve outcomes.”

The state’s eight priority areas required in the LCAP are:

  • student achievement;
  • student engagement;
  • other student outcomes;
  • school climate;
  • parent involvement;
  • implementation of academic standards with a focus on English learners; course access;
  • facilities,  qualified teachers and instructional materials.

Read the Fact Sheet on the State funding priorities.

According to the American Civil Liberties Union:

“The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) increases school funding and directs more resources to CA’s highest-need students.  It requires districts to develop Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs) that establish annual goals for all students,describe what actions will be taken to achieve these goals, and detail how funds will be spent to increase or improve services.”

Read the Board packet.

Read the  agenda.

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