LCAP Parent Advisory Committee Application Reopened
City-wide participation needed
In 2013-14, the state of California changed the way it funds school districts.The new model, called the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), allows districts more freedom in how funds are spent but also requires the development of a Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) that aligns spending to specific district goals for student achievement.
One key aspect of the LCAP process is the engagement of parents/guardians and students — including homeless, foster youth and those from low-income and English learner communities — in providing input and feedback.
Annually, SCUSD will form an LCAP Parent Advisory Committee to review and provide input on sections of the LCAP. SCUSD has a strong record of parent/guardian engagement in district-level planning and is excited to partner with this group in shaping the district’s vision and actions for the coming years.
To be sure that this committee is reflective of the diverse community we serve, as well as subgroups explicitly called out in LCFF, the group must include a minimum number of representatives in key demographic areas.
The LCAP Parent Advisory Committee must include:
- At least ten (10) parents/guardians/caregivers
- At least eleven (11) representatives that represent a Title 1 school (current parent, former parent, student, staff member, parent advocate, community partner or other qualified representative)
- At least three (3) representatives that represent English-learners (current parent, former parent, student or staff member)
- At least two (2) representatives that represent special needs students (current parent, former parent, student or staff member)
- At least one (1) representative from the Homeless or Foster Youth community
- No more than three (3) staff members
Note that these representations are intentionally consistent with the district’s demographic breakdown. In 2014-15, approximately 68% of SCUSD students qualify for Free or Reduced Price Lunch; approximately 22% of SCUSD students are English-learners; approximately 13% of SCUSD students receive special education services. There are approximately 755 homeless students and 176 foster youth in SCUSD.
Deadline to apply: November 10, 2015 at 5pm.Please note while we will maintain the privacy of personal identification information, answers to questions may be shared publicly.
The application may be completed using this online form, or printed from the attachment linked here.