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Local Control & Accountability Plan (LCAP)

 
In 2013-14 the State of California adopted the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) to modernize California's educational funding system.

The LCFF requires all public school districts in the Golden State to develop a three-year Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) to demonstrate how a district utilizes its resources.

The LCAP outlines a district's goals as well as how to measure progress toward those goals and set out how a district plans to align funding with efforts to better serve students.

Through a process of community engagement, the community also has an opportunity to help shape a district's goals and weigh in on budgetary decisions.

That's why SSFUSD highly encourages parents and families to participate in the district's LCAP stakeholder meetings.

We truly value your feedback and encourage you to be a part of this process.

Dr. Shawnterra Moore
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Superintendent
LCFF stands for Local Control Funding Formula. This refers to the manner in which the State of California funds school districts. This change is a major change from the way public schools used to be funded and will require some time to transition into this new funding system starting in the 2013-14 academic year.
LCFF was approved by the California Legislature and Governor Brown in June 2013, and is effective for the 2013-14 academic year. As of the development of this document, the State Board of Education is in the process of putting the process in place. Currently, school districts are being funded through a hybrid model of the previous model (Revenue Limit) and the new model (LCFF).
There were more than forty categories of funding, each for a specific purpose identified by the state, under the previous model.
 
Under LCFF, the state has basically established three forms of funding with more local discretion on determining how the funds are spent.
 
  1. Base Grant for all students

  2. Supplemental Grant (focused on all English Language Learners, student eligible for free and reduced priced meals, and foster youth)

  3. Concentration Grant (focused on each English Language Learner or student eligible for free and reduced priced meals above 55% of the district-wide enrollment).
This term refers to certain groups of students and may include the following:
  • Black or African American
  • American Indian or Alaska Native
  • Asian
  • Filipino
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
  • White
  • Two or more races
  • Socioeconomically disadvantaged students
  • English Language Learners
  • Students with disabilities
  • Foster youth
SSFUSD typically does not receive additional funds under the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), but the district is extremely proud of the work that has gone into developing its Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).
 
The LCAP process has allowed the district to define our beliefs and values by coming together with our stakeholders to identify the actions, services and requisite budget dollars needed to align three goals established by the SSFUSD school board on June 23, 2016, with the state's eight priority areas.
Districts must develop a Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) that aligns the academic plan with the district expenditure plan and is approved by the Board of Trustees every June.

Educational partners including parents and other stakeholder groups are invited to participate in the development of the LCAP through community engagement meetings and surveys.
The LCAP must include annual goals in eight specified areas.
  1. Student Achievement
  2. Student Engagement
  3. Other Student Outcomes
  4. School Climate
  5. Parental Involvement
  6. Basic Services
  7. Implementation of Common Core
  8. Course Access
Districts must establish and prioritize the eight goals listed above and will be required to indicate the steps it will take to meet the annual goals.
 
Districts must use a State Board adopted LCAP template and will solicit input annually from various stakeholders.
The LCAP is a three year plan that is updated annually.
A district must adopt an LCAP at the same time that it adopts a budget, which is prior to July 1st of every year.
A strategic plan is a document used to communicate the organization’s goals, the actions needed to achieve those goals and all of the other critical elements developed during the planning exercise. 
 
The district's strategic plan focuses on student outcomes, signifying ”what” South San Francisco Unified School District (SSFUSD) is committed to doing for our students; these are the overarching pillars that will guide our work on behalf of students.
 
The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) is a strategic roadmap for improved student outcomes.
 
It describes “how” SSFUSD intends to meet annual goals for all students with specific activities to address state and local priorities.
SSFUSD has identified stakeholders who will represent our various constituents (administrators, teachers, classified staff, parents, and students).  
 
We will meet in October, November, and December to try to finalize the SSFUSD strategic plan and get Board approval.