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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.

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LCAP Overview

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. The components of the LCAP for the 2020-2021 LCAP year must be posted as one document assembled in the following order:

  • LCFF Budget Overview for Parents
  • 2019-20 Annual Update with instructions
  • Plan Summary
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Goals and Actions
  • Increased or Improved Services for Foster Youth, English Learners, and Low-income students
  • Expenditure Tables
  • Instructions

LCFF Budget Overview for Parents

LCAP Template

The eTemplate (listed above) meets accessibility requirements and the CDE encourages LEAs to utilize an electronic system. While the Excel version of the LCAP Expenditure Table document does not meet all accessibility requirements, the Word/Excel version of the LCAP is available as a tool to interested local educational agencies:

Other Planning Templates

Resources

Planning for the LCAP and School Plan

  • Parent advisory committee - as used in California Education Code (EC) sections 52063 and 52069, shall be composed of a majority of parents, as defined in subdivision (e), of pupils and include parents of pupils to whom one or more of the definitions in EC Section 42238.01 apply. A governing board of a school district or a county superintendent of schools shall not be required to establish a new parent advisory committee if a previously established committee meets these requirements, including any committee established to meet the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-110) pursuant to Section 1112 of Subpart 1 of Part A of Title I of that act.
  • English learner parent advisory committee - as used in EC sections 52063 and 52069 for those school districts or schools and programs operated by county superintendents of schools whose enrollment includes at least 15 percent English learners and at least 50 pupils who are English learners, shall be composed of a majority of parents, as defined in subdivision (e), of pupils to whom the definition in EC Section 42238.01(c) applies. A governing board of a school district or a county superintendent of schools shall not be required to establish a new English learner parent advisory committee if a previously established committee meets these requirements.
  • Consult with pupils - as used in EC sections 52060, 52066, and 47606.5, means a process to enable pupils, including unduplicated pupils and other numerically significant pupil subgroups, to review and comment on the development of the LCAP. This process may include surveys of pupils, forums with pupils, pupil advisory committees, or meetings with pupil government bodies or other groups representing pupils.

For more information about best practices for stakeholder engagement, see the CDE's Family Engagement Toolkit (PDF).

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.

Regulations

Frequently Asked Questions

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 External link opens in new window or tab. 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.

2018-19 County Office of Education and School District LCAPs

2019-20 County Office of Education and School District LCAPs

LCFF and Uniform Complaint Procedures

The LCFF and UCP Letter provides information about the LCFF and Uniform Complaint Procedures.

Email Updates

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-LCFF-list@mlist.cde.ca.gov. (To unsubscribe, send a "blank" message to unsubscribe-LCFF-list@mlist.cde.ca.gov.)

Contact Information

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.

Questions: Local Agency Systems Support Office | LCFF@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-5233 
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, July 8, 2020
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