Local Control Accountability Plan
In 2013-2014 the California legislature enacted a new school funding law called the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). The LCFF made important changes in the way California schools are funded. The LCFF also changed the way school districts and schools make decisions about how to spend education funds.
- Requires school districts to involve parents in planning and decision making
- Shifts spending decisions from the state to the local school district
- Requires school districts to focus on the eight key areas that help all students succeed
- Provides extra funding for students with greater challenges
- Gives school districts more flexibility for how to spend money to improve local schools
- Requires the district, along with input from parents, students, and other stakeholder groups, to develop a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) each year that defines how education funds will be spent
This year, with input from parents, students, and other stakeholder groups, the district will review/analyze LCAP and make revisions for 2020-2021 and beyond.
The public is welcome to submit written comments regarding the specific actions and expenditures proposed in the plan by using the “Contact Us” link located on the top of the web page.
Parent Advisory Committee
The district has established a Parent Advisory Committee (PAC). The PAC will meet four times during the school year. All parents and community members are invited to attend the PAC meetings. The superintendent, director of categorical programs, and/or director of curriculum will host these meetings. The purpose of the PAC is to engage parents in the LCAP planning process, to elicit their input into the district’s LCAP, and to provide them with the opportunity to voice priorities for their students. Spanish translation will be available at each of the meetings. Information regarding the state priorities, the purposes of the funding including the supplemental and concentration funds, along with drafts of the LCAP will be presented to parents.
District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC)
The District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) is made up of parents or guardians of students who are English learners and school district personnel. One DELAC parent representative is elected by each school site.
The DELAC advises the district and the local governing board on:
- Programs and services for English learners.
- The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
- The development or revision of a district’s plan of education programs and services for English learners, taking into consideration the Single School Plan for Student Achievement.
- Conducting a district-wide needs assessment on a school-by-school basis.
- Establishment of district programs, goals, and objectives for programs and services for English learners
- Development of a plan to ensure compliance with any applicable teacher and instructional aide requirements.
- Administration of the annual language census
- The district's reclassification procedures.
- The written notifications required to be sent to parents and guardians.
Student Focus Groups
Each year a focus group gives students the opportunity to have their voices heard in relation to the LCAP. Students representing Hamilton, Lincoln, Lee Richmond, Washington, Simas ,King, Monroe, and Roosevelt schools attend the session. In preparation for the focus group, the elementary student representatives obtain input on a series of survey questions, representing the eight state priorities, from their classmates at the elementary schools. Prepared with information obtained from their classmates, the elementary students are transported to the junior high school session. Working together with junior high student leadership, groups of students further discuss the survey questions and provide feedback on programs and services in the LCAP.