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Release: #17-32
April 28, 2017
Contact: Robert Oakes
E-mail: communications@cde.ca.gov
Phone: 916-319-0818

State Superintendent Tom Torlakson Announces Updated School Planning Tool is Available in Spanish

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today thanked the Orange County Office of Education for preparing a new Spanish language translation of the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) template, which will help students, parents, and community members get more involved in school planning decisions.

The Legislature and Governor Brown in 2013 approved the landmark Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), which changed how all California schools are funded, gave districts more resources and more flexibility in spending, and required them to work with their communities to create education plans.

The funding formula includes the LCAP to set goals, plan actions, and use available resources to meet those goals to improve student outcomes. The State Board of Education in November 2016 approved an updated, streamlined, and easier-to-use LCAP template, which schools use to prepare their individual plans.

The Orange County Department of Education translated the nine-page template into Spanish and posted it on their website External link opens in new window or tab..

“I want to thank the Orange County Department of Education for their terrific work on this great tool to assist our Spanish-speaking students, families and community members,” Torlakson said. “LCAPs will be better when more people get involved and help all students succeed on their way to 21st century careers and college.”

More details about the LCFF and other information is available on our LCFF web page.

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Tom Torlakson — State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Communications Division, Room 5602, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100

Last Reviewed: Monday, May 1, 2017
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