2015-16 was the second year of a new funding formula for California: The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). Many categorical programs that targeted certain segments of students have been eliminated. In an effort to make certain that school districts work and have the resources to address the needs of ALL students, The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) is a critical part of LCFF. Districts must use the LCAP to create a plan that details how they will support student success. It must detail the goals, the plans, and the dollars that will be devoted to helping all students succeed.
The LCAP will not replace school site or district goals, but all district and site goals should be aligned with the LCAP, the Common Core State Standards, the Next Generation Science Standards, and the California English Language Development Standards.
Part of this year's LCAP plan is reporting our accountability with regard to last year's LCAP goals. You can find that in the plan, but you can also see a summary in the May LCAP Update.
Development of this plan requires that we closely examine student achievement data, that we involve stakeholders in the development of this plan, and that we develop goals and progress indicators that reflect the student achievement data and input from key stakeholders. The LCAP process has been discussed with the Board of Trustees, EL Parents, PTAs, the Teaching and Learning Committee and in communications to all stakeholders. You can see some of our data below:
2015 LCAP May Update
The Board of Trustees has been focused for many years on improving student achievement, and our administrators, faculty and staff have worked hard to constantly improve. The LCAP should reflect the work that has occurred already, and outline our plans for the future as we continue to strive to be a district where all students are successful.
There was a public hearing with a draft LCAP at the June 15, 2015 Board Meeting at 9 AM.
Anyone with input into the goals or any other part of the 2015-16 LCAP may email Superintendent Michael Matthews at email@example.com.