Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
The California 2013-14 Budget Act and related legislation (Assembly Bill 97, Senate Bill 97, and Senate Bill 91) made significant changes to the public school funding system. The legislation introduced the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) which simplifies the funding process and strengthens local accountability. Through the LCFF, districts receive funds based on local student demographics as well as base funding. The Legislative Analyst's Office developed an explanation of the new school funding system. Overview of LCFF
An important component of the LCFF is the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). Districts, charter schools, and county offices of education will use the State-approved LCAP template to develop a plan that includes annual goals and actions that will be implemented to meet eight State priorities, and describe the related budget. The LCFF requires County Offices of Education to approve the LCAPs and budgets for districts within their county.
“Effective superintendents continually monitor district progress toward achievement and instructional goals to ensure that these goals remain the driving force behind the district’s actions.”Marzano & Waters