Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) & Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)
The Local Control and Accountability Plan is a crucial part to the Local Control Funding Formula.
It is a three year plan updated annually.
What is the LCAP?
A description of the district's overall vision for students, annual goals and specific actions to achieve the vision and goals. The LCAP is an important component of the LCFF. Under the LCFF all LEAs are required to prepare an LCAP, which describes how they intend to meet annual goals for all pupils, with specific activities to address state and local priorities identified pursuant to EC Section 52060(d).
What is the LCFF?
It requires districts to involve parents in planning and decision making in developing the LCAP, focusing on eight key areas that help all students succeed.
How is the LCFF different from what was in place under revenue limits?
One of the goals of the LCFF is to simplify how state funding is provided to local educational agencies (LEAs). Under the old funding system, each school district was funded based on a unique revenue limit, multiplied by its average daily attendance (ADA). In addition, districts received restricted funding for over 50 categorical programs which were designed to provide targeted services based on the demographics and needs of the students in each district. Under the LCFF funding system, revenue limits and most state categorical programs have been eliminated. The LCFF creates funding targets based on student characteristics and provides greater flexibility to use these funds to improve student outcomes. For school districts and charter schools, the LCFF funding targets consist of grade span-specific base grants plus supplemental and concentration grants that are calculated based on student demographic factors. For county offices of education (COEs), the LCFF funding targets consist of an amount for COE oversight activities and instructional programs.
The Budget Overview for Parents is intended to help stakeholders better understand funding decisions included in the LEA's budget.
The following links for each site include:
- Budget Overview for Parents
- Update to the 2019-20 LCAP
- Update to the 2020-21 LCP
- Annual Update Instructions
- 2021-22 LCAP
- LCAP Instructions