The Simple Definition
The LCAP is the "Local Control Accountability Plan"... is a school-wide plan that helps guide our actions and keeps our fiscal decisions focused on our student goals/outcomes.
The Whole Picture
As part of LCFF, Local Control Funding Formula, school districts, county offices of education and charter schools are required to develop, adopt, and annually update a three-year Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). For 2014-15 the plan must be adopted by June 30, 2014. The LCAP is required to identify annual goals, specific actions geared toward implementing those goals, and must measure progress for student subgroups across multiple performance indicators based on eight priorities set by the State. The priorities must be aligned to the district’s spending plan. The LCAP must be approved before the annual district budget can be adopted. Once the budget and LCAP are adopted at the local level the plan will be reviewed by the County superintendent and ensure alignment of projected spending toward goals and services.
A requirement in the development of the LCAP is to solicit input from students, teachers, parents/guardians/caregivers, local bargaining units, staff and other community members in regard to what they think which goals would be most effective for implementation in our schools toward reaching state priorities.