About the LCAP

  • California's New School Finance System
    On July 1, 2013, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the 2013-14 state budget package and instituted a new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) that overhauls how California funds its K-12 schools. 

    An Overview
    Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)
    The Local Control Funding Formula is a major change to how California has supported local educational agencies. Through the local control funding formula the state is providing new decision making power to local educational agencies to act based on the needs they see for students. In addition, this shifts California from treating funding as an input to support students to a resource that is linked to performance expectations.

    Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)
    Complementing the changes to state funding made by the Local Control Funding Formula is a newly required Local Control and Accountability Plan. The LCAP is LCFF’s vehicle for transparency and engagement. It is the way that LEAs are expected to share performance data, needs, actions, and anticipated outcomes that guide the use of available LCFF funding. LCAPs are three-year plans, updated annually.

    8 Priority Areas
    LCFF identifies eight priority areas

    1. Basic Necessities: teachers, instructional materials, facilities
    2. Common Core State Standards
    3. Parental Involvement
    4. Student Achievement: State assessments, API, EL reclassification rates, college preparedness, etc.
    5. Student Engagement: attendance, dropout and graduation rates
    6. School Climate: suspension and expulsion, parent surveys
    7. Access to Courses
    8. Other student outcomes in subject areas

LCAP Stakeholder Engagement

  • LCAP Parent Advisory Committees
    LCFF legislation requires two LCAP parent advisory commitees to review and comment on the district's plan. An existing parent advisory committee on English learners, such as DELAC, can serve as one of the LCAP parent advisory.  The other parent advisory committee must include parents or legal guardians of students who are low-income, English Learners and children in the foster care system.

    The District English Learner Advisory Committee advises the district on English learners. It reviews expenditure and accountability reports on the use of LCFF funds for English Learners.  As one of two LCAP parent advisory committees, DELAC reviews and comments on the draft LCAP and its annual updates. 

    LCAP Parent Advisory Committee
    Parent Advisory Committee members represent the three LCFF target student groups. Members serve on the committee for three-year terms.  They meet at least once each year to review and comment on the draft LCAP and its annual updates.

    Applications to apply for the LCAP Parent Advisory Committee are provided below.

    LCAP Parent Advisory Committee Application (English version)
    LCAP Parent Advisory Committee Application (Spanish version)

    LCAP Advisory Meeting Dates: