Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)
As part of the Local Control Funding Formula, school districts, county offices of education and charter schools in California are required to develop, adopt, and annually update a three-year Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), beginning on July 1, 2014, using a template adopted by the California State Board of Education (SBE).
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, among others. School districts and charter schools are required to obtain parent and public input in developing, revising and updating the LCAP.
The academic priorities must be aligned to the district’s spending plan. The local governing board must first approve the LCAP before adopting the annual district budget. County superintendents must review school district LCAPs and ensure alignment of projected spending, services, and goals. 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.
OUSD is developing an LCAP that better aligns the academic plan with the district spending plan that is approved by the Board of Trustees every June. Parents, students, and other stakeholder groups are invited to participate in the development of the LCAP through the quarterly meetings of the LCAP Parent and Student Advisory Committee, its sub-committees, and other engagement activities.
School sites also have an opportunity to work together in teams to share new ideas to support identified groups and to plan for site engagement and implementation through their School Site Councils and other school site and district-sponsored activities, such as the School Site Council Summits.
For more information about how to get involved in the work of LCAP in OUSD, please contact Cintya Molina at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-491-6069.