The Local Control and Accountability Plan or LCAP is a critical part of California’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). It is a three-year, district-level plan that is updated annually. The plan describes the school district’s key goals for students as well as the specific actions (with expenditures) the district will take to achieve the goals and the means (metrics) used to measure progress. The LCAP addresses the needs of all students, including specific student groups, and all districts must specifically address English learners, foster youth, and low-income students. In addition, the LCAP must address the state of California’s eight priority areas that include student academic achievement, school climate, student access to a broad curriculum, and parent engagement.

The LCAP Plan

Local Control Funding Formula Resources

Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) LCFF Overview – California’s nonpartisan fiscal and policy advisor’s report on LCFF.

California Department of Education LCFF page – resources to learn more about LCFF including frequently asked questions.

WestEd LCFF Channel – a video channel focused on how to locally implement LCFF.

CSBA LCFF Toolkit – checklists and guidance for the 4 stages of planning an LCAP geared to the school governance team.

The LCAP is built around eight priority areas identified by the California Department of Education:

  1. Access to core services
  2. Implementation of Common Core State Standards
  3. Access to a broad course of study
  4. Student achievement
  5. Other student outcomes
  6. Student engagement
  7. Parent involvement
  8. School climate

The specific goals and targets within each area are determined by each school district

which help ensure that local school districts have more authority to spend financial resources in a way that is better aligned with the needs of the Rio School District community and our students.

The following Rio School District programs and initiatives were created or expanded as a direct result of LCAP input and goals.

  • Summer programs
  • Dual Language programs at two of our schools
  • After school intervention and enrichment programs
  • A district wide family liaison
  • One-to-one technology for all students at all schools
  • Our district website, social media, Parent Square and other marketing efforts designed to improve communication with parents and prevent declining enrollment
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