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Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)

local control accountability plan
local control funding formula (lcff) and local control accountability plan (lcap)

California’s 2013-14 Budget Act approved a new state school finance system that greatly simplifies the way schools are funded in California. This new method is known as the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and represents a major shift in how California school districts were previously funded. Under LCFF, California funds school districts, charter schools, and county offices of education equally per student with adjustments based on grade levels and demographic characteristics.


This model requires school districts to develop accountability plans known as a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), to demonstrate to the public how education funds are used to support students in the district and to identify activities related to increasing student achievement through eight priorities.


The Eight priorities are:

  1. Teacher Credentialing/Instructional Materials/Facilities
  2. Implementation of Common Core State Standards and English Language Development Standards
  3. Parental Involvement and Input
  4. Student Achievement
  5. Student Engagement
  6. School Climate
  7. Course Access
  8. Other Student Outcomes:

A written plan is required to address all students, but programs and services these groups must be specifically described:

  • English Learners: students whose first language is a language other than English
  • Reclassified Students: students who were English Learners and who are now proficient in English and working on grade level
  • Economically Disadvantaged Students: Students whose families are low income
  • Foster Youth

Each year, the LCAP will be reviewed to be sure that we completed the activities, to determine that student achievement is indeed increasing, and to plan for the following year. The LCAP covers three years, and reviewed, updated and approved on an annual basis.