The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) represents a major change in how California supports local education agencies. It provides new decision-making authority to districts, empowering them to act based on the needs they see for students and provides for increased opportunities to close the achievement gap. This shifts the state from treating school funding as “input to support students” to “resources that are linked to performance expectations.”
Complementing these changes is the newly revised Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). The LCAP is the Funding Formula’s vehicle for transparency, equity in opportunity, and engagement. Through the development of their LCAPs, districts are expected to articulate and share their performance data, needs, actions, and anticipated outcomes that are guiding their use of state funding. Performance data is gathered from a variety of sources including the California School Dashboard which reports on both state and local indicators.
Blog: The California School Dashboard
Learn about the new California School Dashboard and find out about its relationship to Local Control Accountability Planning in this blog post by Rick Phelan.
Webinar: California School Dashboard for Charter Schools
This webinar, available on YouTube, provides an in-depth overview of the California School Dashboard for charter schools.
Download a pdf version of the slides here: Slides: The California School Dashboard for Charter Schools (pdf)
- LCAP Template
LCAP Template English | LCAP Template Spanish
- New! January 30 and February 6 Training PowerPoint
- New! Local Indicators 2 & 3 - District Self-Reflection Tools
- New! LCAP Watch Resources - Link
- Slides from 12/12/16 LCAP 101 Workshop (PDF)
- LCAP Rubric Workshop Materials from November 7, 2016 Nancy Brownell Presentation
- LCAP Metric Resources Example from Yolo County
- Approval Handbook
- Guiding questions on use of Supplemental/Concentration Funds on a Schoolwide/Districtwide basis
- LCAP Adoption Process Chart
- Selected resources to help answer these questions
CFJ Toolkit for Student Engagement
EdSource LCFF Guide
LCAP Actions and Services Leading and Lagging
LCAP Outcome Prioritization Worksheet, WestEd (pdf)
LCAP Services/Actions Prioritization Worksheet, WestEd (pdf)
LCAP Goals and Supplemental/Concentration Expenditures, Shasta COE (pdf)
Plan Alignment Worksheet (docx)
Single Plan aligned to LCAP, Madera COE (doc)
LCAP aligned to Board, LEA, and Single Plan Goals, Shasta COE (doc)
LCAP Logic Model (docx)
LCAP Implementation Monitoring Plan, Shasta COE (xlsx)
LCAP Metric Monitoring Plan, Shasta COE (xlsx)
ACLU Stakeholder Engagement Requirements
SCOE now offers customized LCAP support services to districts, including services such as informational presentations to school boards, community groups, and teacher groups regarding LCAP; facilitation of leadership team meetings; and one-on-one support for leaders of LCAP district-level teams. Contact Rachael Maves, Director of Systems Learning and Support, Instructional Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 522-3332.