Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)The LCAP is a tool for local educational agencies to set goals, plan actions, and leverage resources to meet those goals to improve student outcomes. This page provides resources to support the planning, implementation and evaluation of an LCAP.
The LCAP is a three-year plan that describes the goals, actions, services, and expenditures to support positive student outcomes that address state and local priorities. The LCAP provides an opportunity for local educational agencies (LEAs) to share their stories of how, what, and why programs and services are selected to meet their local needs.
- Approved LCAP Template 2018 (DOCX) Adopted by the SBE on November 2, 2016
- Formatting Instructions for the Approved LCAP Template 2018 (PDF; Posted 23-Feb-2018)
- LCAP Template Instructions
- The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) Electronic Template
Other Planning Templates
- LCAP Federal Addendum Template (DOCX) Adopted by the SBE on March 14, 2018
Within California, LEAs that apply for Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) funds are required to complete the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), the LCAP Federal Addendum Template (Addendum), and the Consolidated Application (ConApp). The LCAP, in conjunction with the Addendum and the ConApp, serve to meet the ESSA LEA Plan requirement.
- Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) Template (DOCX)
Education Code 64001 and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires schools that receive federal funds through the ConApp to consolidate all school planning requirements into the SPSA. In order to realign the SPSA to ESSA and the LCAP, the CDE is providing an updated SPSA template. The new SPSA template is to assist LEAs and schools in meeting the content requirements for consolidating all school plans. For guidance on federal program planning requirements, please contact the Title I Program and Policy Guidance Office at TITLEI@cde.ca.gov.
The LCFF Priorities/Whole Child Resource Map provides LCFF priorities and whole child resources and supports to help local educational agencies, schools, and families serve the needs of California's diverse student population.
The State Priority Related Resources page provides links to resources for developing and implementing state priorities in the LCAP.
The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) Reports page provides access to search for the latest available LCFF funding and accountability data for individual schools, school districts, and county offices of education.
The Quality Schooling Framework (QSF) is the California educator’s destination for timely tools and practices to guide effective planning, policy, expenditure, and instructional decisions at all schools and districts.
WestEd's LCFF implementation page includes links to videos to help local implementation of the LCFF as well as other materials.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Local Control and Accountability Plans
- Unduplicated Students
- Parent and Community Engagement
- Charter Schools
- California Collaborative for Educational Excellence
More frequently asked questions will be added as they become available.
Review of COE LCAPs
For an overview of the County Office of Education (COE) Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) review process, see The Review of County Office of Education LCAPs by the CDE (PDF).
County Office of Education and School District LCAPs
California Education Code, Section 52065 requires that the Superintendent post links to all local control and accountability plans approved by the governing boards of school districts and county boards of education on the Internet Web site of the Department.
LCFF and Uniform Complaint Procedures
The LCFF and UCP Letter provides information about the LCFF and Uniform Complaint Procedures.
If you would like to receive updates regarding the LCFF via e-mail notification, subscribe to the LCFF listserv by sending a "blank" message to join-LCFFemail@example.com. (To unsubscribe, send a "blank" message to unsubscribe-LCFFfirstname.lastname@example.org.)
For questions related to the LCAP, contact the Local Agency Systems Support Office at LCFF@cde.ca.gov.
For questions related to LCFF apportionments, contact the Principal Apportionment Section at PASE@cde.ca.gov.
For questions related to the California Accountability Model and School Dashboard, contact the Academic Accountability Team at DASHBOARD@cde.ca.gov.