On January 16, 2014, the California State Board of Education approved spending regulations and a template for the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) that support local implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula. All local educational agencies (LEAs) must develop their first LCAPs and submit them with an approved budget by June 30, 2014.
|Type of LEA||Who Adopts||Who Reviews and Approves|
|Districts||Governing Board||County Superintendent|
|Charter Schools*||Governing Board||Charter Authorizer (review only)|
|County Office of Education||Governing Board||Superintendent of Public Instruction|
* All charter schools (independent and dependent) must develop an LCAP that aligns to the goals specified in the school’s charter.
The LCAP serves as the spending plan that accompanies each LEA’s budget. The LCAP is a three-year plan that describes the goals, actions, services, and expenditures to support positive student outcomes that address state and local priorities.
The LCAP is organized into three sections:
(1) Stakeholder Engagement
(2) Goals and Progress Indicators
(3) Actions, Services, and Expenditures
All LEAs must address the specific instructions in the State Board of Education-adopted LCAP and provide information for the three sections within the LCAP. LEAs are permitted to resize pages and/or attach additional pages to facilitate completion of the LCAP. The LCAP includes optional guiding questions that may be helpful to consider when preparing it.
LEAs may find the following tips and resources useful as they develop their LCAPs. The information does not represent requirements or directions endorsed by the California Department of Education (CDE) or California State Board of Education (SBE). The provided information reflect emerging practices that can be considered, but are not intended to be interpreted as providing instructions or guidance from CDE or SBE.