Local Control and Accountability Plan
Lori Nance Scott Rossen
Current LCAP materials may be found on the CVUSD website.
We are pleased to announce that a new committee has been formed to facilitate more teacher engagement in the LCAP process. LCAP is the acronym for the Local Control Accountability Plan which is a district-level plan that details district goals coupled with actions and services for spending LCFF funding. LCFF stands for Local Control Funding Formula.
For nearly 40 years, California has relied on a system that included general purpose funding (known as revenue limits) and more than 50 tightly defined categorical programs to provide state funding to school districts. Under LCFF, California funds school districts, charter schools and county offices of education equally per student with adjustments based on grade levels and demographic characteristics. LCFF replaces complexity in favor of equity, transparency, and performance.
How Does LCFF Work?
Base grants provide districts with the bulk of their funding. These per-pupil grants vary by grade level and these targets are adjusted each year for cost-of-living. You can think of this as the ADA --average daily attendance money, formerly called revenue limits.
Supplemental grants provide districts with 20% more funding for each student who is either low-income, English language learners, and/or in foster care (i.e. high-need).
In districts where at least 55% of students are high-need, concentration grants provide additional funding. For each low-income, English language learner, or foster youth student about the 55% enrollment threshold, the district receives an additional 50% in funding.
CVUSD currently receives the base grants and a supplemental grant. Our 2017-2018 supplemental grant funds are $18,376,060. We do not qualify for the concentration grant. The District has an LCFF unduplicated count of 50.1% students that are comprised of 12.9% English learners, 211 foster youth, and 45.6% who are classified as low income.
Components of LCAP
This plan describes the expenditures implementing specific actions that meet annual goals for all pupils, with specific activities to address state and local priorities identified. The annual goals and specific actions are linked to 8 state priority areas.
Our ACT LCAP committee has two purposes for this year: 1) to create an effective teacher survey that addresses the actions and services on the current LCAP and 2) to analyze the LCAP and give our input to the ACT board to support their discussions with the district on LCAP revisions for 2018-2020. Watch this column for periodic updates on our committee work.