Districts around the state of California acknowledge that communicating about the LCAP is a major challenge. From the California Collaborative for District Reform’s July 2016 report:
Many districts have responded to communication challenges by developing their own supplemental materials; executive summaries have emerged as one strategy for making LCAP information more accessible. District approaches vary widely, and little information exists in the field about how to create useful documents or outreach materials.
Please take a moment to review SCUSD’s one-page infographic that captures the highlights of the document. This document describes the actions, services and expenditures that are in place for the 2016-17 school year.
As per education code, the LCAP Parent Advisory Committee (LCAP PAC) and the LCAP English Learner Parent Advisory Committee (EL PAC) reviewed the Draft 2016-17 LCAP and have provided comments on the draft.
The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) has been the subject of many opinion pieces, research studies and government reports. A selection of credible print resources are linked here for those who wish to have more background on current topics in education, LCFF, and the plan for its implementation, the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).
California’s 2013-14 Budget Act included landmark legislation that greatly simplified the state’s school finance system. The changes introduced by the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) represent a major shift in how California funds Local Educational Agencies (LEAs). 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 continuous improvement.