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.
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. 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.