In addition to updating our Strategic Plan, San José Unified recently submitted an update to our Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), which lays out our plans for resources we receive from the state through the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) in 2017-2018.
You’re invited to review the LCAP that was approved by our Board of Education on June 22, 2017. In addition, you can review comments received from our District Advisory Committee (DAC) and District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC), as well as responses from district staff.
What is the LCAP?
Each year, districts are required by the California Department of Education to develop a Local Control and Accountability Plan that explains the district’s:
- Prior year progress toward its goals;
- Goals and actions planned for the next three years; and
- Process to engage parents, community, staff, and students in the development of the plan.
The LCAP should clearly explain how the planned actions and budget allocations will meet the state and district priority areas, in addition to how funds will be used at a school-by-school level.
How is the LCAP organized?
The LCAP has five components:
- Plan Summary – Summarizes what went well and where we can improve.
- Annual Update – Highlights our progress and expenses in 2016-2017 compared to our stated goals and actions.
- Stakeholder Engagement – Explains the process used to engage parents, pupils, staff, and the community, and how this engagement contributed to development of the plan.
- Goals, Actions & Services: A three-year plan that defines our annual goals and specifies the actions and funds allocated to achieve these goals.
- Demonstration of Increased or Improved Services for Unduplicated Pupils – Identifies the funding allocated by the district based on the number of English Learners, low-income students, and foster youth served, and describes how funds will be used.