What is the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)?
In 2013, California adopted a new formula for deciding how much money each school district gets, called the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). School districts will decide how to use the funds but, under the new system, they must get input from their local communities, parents, students, teachers, administrators, and staff. They also have to tie their budgets to improvement goals by creating a Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). For Paso Robles Joint Unified School District , this has been done at a series of meetings held between October 2013 and March 2014 with the creation of the draft plan below.
This plan describes the school district's overall vision for students, annual goals and specific actions the district will take to achieve the vision and goals. The LCAPs must focus on eight areas identified as state priorities. The plans will also demonstrate how the district's budget will help achieve the goals, and assess each year how well the strategies in the plan were able to improve outcomes.