LCAP community engagement continues through June

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The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) is a state-mandated vehicle for improving transparency and engagement in the use of state resources by K-12 districts.

It is the way that school districts are expected to share data, needs, actions and anticipated outcomes for students. It is the community’s opportunity to learn about state and district priorities and weigh in on how local resources can be used in alignment with those priorities.

At its core, the LCAP is designed to ensure that everyone has a voice in determining how funds can best support students.

In an effort to gather input from as many stakeholders as possible, SCUSD is using a multi-faceted approach to LCAP engagement. At the site level, the district is asking principals to hold LCAP discussions at their regularly scheduled school meetings, such as faculty meetings, PTA meetings, ELAC meetings and School Site Council meetings.

SCUSD is also using a grass-roots organizing strategy called the Community Planning Process to help inform the community about this important work and get feedback on how to best allocate available resources to meet students’ needs.

Volunteers are engaging their personal and professional networks and guiding them through the completion of a survey designed to gather input in the key areas laid out by the state.

If you are interesting in participating in the Community Planning process, call (916) 643-7924 or email Sean-Alexander@scusd.edu. If you want to be involved but aren’t able to volunteer, take the survey and stay informed at www.scusd.edu/LCAP, where you will find pages and pages of SCUSD data related to the state’s eight priorities for public education.

K-12 districts have until June to submit an LCAP to the state.