Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)

The State of California has changed the way it funds schools. Districts, such as East Side Union High School District, are required to gather input from students, teachers, parents and community members to determine the goals, actions and budget priorities for the district.  

The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) is a three-year plan that is to be reviewed every year. 

2017-2018 LCAP:

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Local Control and Accountability Plan Survey
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The State of California has changed the way it funds schools. Districts like East Side Union High School District are required to gather input from students, teachers, parents and community members to determine the goals, actions and budget priorities for the District. The LCAP is a three year plan that needs to be reviewed every year. Please take a few moments to give your input to the planning process.

Please join us to express your voice and provide input to the LCAP on how to spend approximately 19 million dollars of supplemental funds to directs resources to high needs students as defined by the Local Control Funding Formula (Foster Youth, English Language Learners, and Low - Income Students)

Thank you for your thoughtful input.


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El Estado de California ha cambiado la manera en que distribuye los fondos escolares. Distritos como el nuestro (ESUHSD) tiene que recoger, como requisito, las opiniones de estudiantes, maestros, padres y miembros de la comunidad, para determinar las metas, las acciones y las prioridades del presupuesto para el Distrito. Este plan (LCAP) tiene una duración de tres años y debe ser revisado anualmente. Favor de tomarse unos momentos para dar su opinión sobre el proceso de planificación.

Les pedimos entonces que participen con nosotros en expresar sus ideas y ofrecer sus opiniones sobre el plan (LCAP) y cómo emplear aproximadamente 19 millones de dólares de fondos suplementarios para enfocar los recursos que resuelvan las necesidades de los estudiantes, como lo define la fórmula de control de fondos a nivel local (para niños bajo el cuidado adoptivo temporal, para niños que están aprendiendo inglés como segundo idioma y para niños de familias de bajos ingresos).

Gracias por la contribución.
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Tiểu bang California đã thay đổi cách tài trợ cho các trường học. Các Học Khu như East Side Union High School District (ESUHSD) đều bị bắt buộc phải thu thập ý kiến từ các học sinh, giáo sư, phụ huynh và thành viên trong cộng đồng để xác định các mục tiêu, kế hoạch và ưu tiên cho việc chi tiêu ngân sách. LCAP là một chương trình ba năm nhưng cần xét duyệt lại hàng năm. Xin qúy vị dành ít phút để góp ý cho tiến trình này.

Xin qúy vị vui lòng tham gia cùng với chúng tôi để bày tỏ tiếng nói của mình và góp ý kiến về việc sử dụng 19 triệu đôla cho qũy bổ sung để hướng các nguồn trợ giúp đến các học sinh có nhu cầu cao dựa theo định nghĩa của Công thức Hỗ trợ Địa phương Tự kiểm soát (Các trẻ em nhận nuôi dưỡng, Học sinh Trau dồi Anh ngữ, và Học sinh thuộc Gia đình có thu nhập thấp)

Cảm ơn những góp ý chân thành của qúy vị

Xin vào trang kết nối bằng tiếng Việt dưới đây.

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Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)

What are LCFF and LCAP?

When Governor Brown signed the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) into law on July 1, it changed the rules on how state money is allocated to school districts and how districts can spend those funds. The State Board of Education is now working to create templates that will guide districts in using state resources. In addition, each school district must now prepare a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) to describe how they will meet state goals for all students.

The State requires that all California school districts engage parents, educators, employees, and the community to establish these plans. In these plans, districts will describe their overall vision for students, outline their annual goals and enumerate the specific actions they will take to achieve their goals. Part of this includes a financial accounting for the use of the budget as well annual assessments that measure how well the strategies in the plan were able to improve student outcomes.


How will State funds be allocated to districts?

Funding will go to districts rather than individual schools. Most of the funds will consist of a base grant that districts will receive for every student in attendance. The base grants are higher for younger elementary school students and highest for high school students.  The base grants will be adjusted upward each year to reflect cost-of-living increases. Districts will also receive a supplemental grant based on the number of high-needs students enrolled in the district with more than 55% high-needs students will get even more funds through what are called concentration grants.

The new law effectively eliminates over 40 “categorical” programs—dedicated funding for everything from summer school and school counselors to building maintenance and principal training—that for decades were intended to serve specific needs. Instead, the categorical funds will be folded into the grant districts will get. Districts will have the option to provide the services funded by categorical funds, but they won’t be required to do so.

What does the State require to be included in these plans?
School districts and schools are responsible for developing goals and actions in eight priority areas defined by the state, these are:

  1. Williams Act – Providing credentialed teachers, instructional materials that align with state standards, and safe facilities for all students
  2. Academic Content and Performance Standards – Implementing California’s Common Core State Standards
  3. Parental Involvement – Involving parents in their student’s educational programs and in the decision-making process of the district
  4. Pupil Achievement — Improving student outcomes and increasing college and career readiness
  5. Pupil Engagement — Supporting students in consistent school attendance
  6. School Climate – Nurturing students in a healthy school environment where they feel safe
  7. Access and enrollment — Ensuring access for all students to classes that prepare them for the future
  8. Pupil Outcomes – Measuring student progress and outcomes to guide the teaching process

A district may also identify goals related to its own local priorities, and incorporate them into the LCAP.


Community Engagement

Community engagement includes community conversations and focus group discussions, soliciting feedback from parents, students, teachers, administrators and community members to develop goals and outcomes regarding the District’s Strategic Plan. 

One Superintendent’s Spending Priority Under Local Control: Social Workers  (EdSource, published  March 23, 2014, by John Fensterwald)

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