The Local Control and Accountability Plan or LCAP is a critical part of California’s new school funding system called the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). The LCAP plan is required by each school district and county office of education. It is a three-year, district-level plan that outlines the actions and expenditures associated with the base funds and supplemental and concentration funds received as part of LCFF. The plan outlines a districts goals for students and details the actions that will occur during the following three years to meet those goals. It also details the specific metrics that will be used to evaluate progress towards meeting those goals and the effectiveness of the actions associated with those goals.
Stakeholder input is a critical piece of developing and revising any district’s LCAP. The Compton Unified School District administered school connectedness surveys to students, parents, and staff during the spring of 2016. These surveys were administered in English and in Spanish. The results for the District can be seen by clicking the link to the right.
California’s 2013-14 Budget Act included landmark legislation that significantly changed how funding is allocated to public schools. The changes in the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) represent a major shift in the funding of school districts across the state of California. For approximately four decades, California schools were funded using a system that allocated general purpose funding (also known as revenue limits) and several categorical programs to provide state funding to public schools. The Local Control Funding Formula, will allocate funds to school districts, charter schools, and county offices of education equally per student with adjustments based on grade levels and demographic characteristics. The demographic characteristics that will be considered include Free and Reduced Meal Students, English Language Learners and Foster Youth. LCFF replaces complex restrictions on how school districts and local site councils spend their local funds in favor of flexibility to achieve equitable and transparent student achievement outcomes.