Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)
Local Control Funding Fomula (LCFF)
The State of California has implemented a new funding process for public schools. This new process is called Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). Beginning July 1, 2014, 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) utilizing a template adopted by the California Department of Eudcation (SBE). The LCAP is required to identify annual goals, specific actions, and meaure progress for student subgroups across multiple performance indicatores, including student academic achievement, school climate, student access to broad curriculum, and parent engagement. School districts and charter schools are required to obtain parent and public input in developing, revising and updating LCAPs.
The academic priorities must be aligned to the district's spending plan. The local governing board must first approve the LCAP before adopting the nnual 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. COEs 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.
The Armona Union ESD must develop a Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) that will better align the academic plan with the district expenditure plan that is approved by the Board of Trustees every June. Parents and stakeholder groups will be invided to participate in the development of the LCAP through participation in the community meetings listed at this link:
Calendar for 2015-2016 LCAP/Budget Development
The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Community Input Meetings are exciting opportunities for you and your schools communities to engage with the District and share your ideas in improving the overall educational program in the Armona Union ESD. By 2021, when the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) is fully implemented, Armona Union ESD will have significant increases in per student allocations! Your participation and feedback at the meetings will inform the development and revisions of the LCAP for Armona Union ESD over the next several years.