LCAP Requirements


Under the new funding rules, school districts are required to adopt Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAP) that describe the actions, services and expenditures that support student growth. The LCAP clarifies how programs/services will be measurably improved in quantity or quality, proportionate to the increase in funding. It also requires the engagement of parents, staff, students and other stakeholders in the building of the LCAP. The LCAP is a three-year plan that was adopted by July 1, 2014, and is updated each year. The LCAP must include annual goals in eight areas:

  1. Student Achievement
  2. Student Engagement
  3. School Climate
  4. Parent Involvement
  5. Basic Services
  6. Implementation of Common Core State Standards
  7. Course Access
  8. Other Student Outcomes

The plans must include both goals for the school district and for each numerically significant subgroup (30 or more students for all subgroups except foster youth which is 15 or more). The plans must specify the actions a school district will take to achieve these goals and be aligned with the district’s annual budget.