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Local Control Accountability Plan

Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)

What is the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) The LCAP is a critical part of the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). Each school district must engage parents, educators, employees and the community to establish these plans. The plans will describe the school district’s overall vision for students, annual goals and specific actions the district will take to achieve the vision and goals. The LCAPs must focus on eight areas identified as state priorities. The plans will also demonstrate how the district’s budget will help achieve the goals, and assess each year how well the strategies in the plan were able to improve outcomes.
What are the eight state priority areas that must be addressed in the plans? There are eight areas for which school districts, with parent and community input, must establish goals and actions. This must be done both district-wide and for each school. The areas are: 1. Providing all students access to fully credentialed teachers, instructional materials that align with state standards, and safe facilities. 2. Implementation of California’s academic standards, including the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and math, Next Generation Science Standards, English language development, history social science, visual and performing arts, health education and physical education standards. 3. Parent involvement and participation, so the local community is engaged in the decision-making process and the educational programs of students. 4. Improving student achievement and outcomes along multiple measures, including test scores, English proficiency and college and career preparedness. 5. Supporting student engagement, including whether students attend school or are chronically absent. 6. Highlighting school climate and connectedness through a variety of factors, such as suspension and expulsion rates and other locally identified means. 7. Ensuring all students have access to classes that prepare them for college and careers, regardless of what school they attend or where they live. 8. Measuring other important student outcomes related to required areas of study, including physical education and the arts. In addition to these eight areas, a district may also identify and incorporate in its plan goals related to its own local priorities.

2016-2017 LCAP Parent Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule

In 2013-14, the state of California changed the way it funds school districts. The new model, called the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), allows districts more freedom in how funds are spent. However, it also requires the development of a Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) that aligns spending to specific district goals for student achievement with a focus on foster youth, homeless students, low-income students, and English learner communities   .

One key aspect of the LCAP process is the engagement of parents/guardians through a parent advisory committee. The Parent Advisory Committee’s (PAC) mission is to provide an authentic parent voice through engaging in review, generating advice, and comments to the BRSSD School Board and Superintendent, to ensure that the District’s Local Control and Accountability Plan (BRSSD LCAP) reflects the input of District parents, a key stakeholder group.

Annually, BRSSD will form a LCAP Parent Advisory Committee to review and provide input on sections of the LCAP.  Please email Jammie Behrendt, Director of Educational Services at jbehrendt@brssd.org if you would like to be a part of the LCAP Parent Advisory Committee for this school year.

 

LCAP Parent Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule 2016-2017

Time: 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Location: Nesbit Elementary School, 500 Biddulph Way, Belmont, CA

October 5, 2016

Agenda TBD

Nesbit Office

December 7, 2016

Agenda TBD

Nesbit Office

February 15, 2017

Agenda TBD

Nesbit Office

April 26, 2017

Agenda TBD

Nesbit Office

May 31, 2017

Agenda TBD

Nesbit Office

June 8, 2017

LCAP Public Hearing

Nesbit Office

June 22, 2017

LCAP Board Approval

Nesbit Office