As part of the requirements under the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), each district must develop a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) to show how it is meeting eight state priorities. As a community funded or “Basic Aid” school district, we will not receive additional funding under the LCFF, but we still must complete an LCAP.
The eight areas of state priority are listed below, with guiding questions (paraphrased from the LCAP template) included for each.
· Priority One, Basic Services: Do all students have access to fully credentialed teachers, instructional materials that align with state standards, and safe facilities?
· Priority Two, Implementation of Common Core State Standards: Are California’s academic standards being implemented?
· Priority Three, Parental Involvement: Is the school community engaged and does it have input in both the decision-making process and the educational programs of students? (Includes all subgroups)
· Priority Four, Pupil Achievement: What do multiple measures, including test scores, accountability reports, English proficiency reclassification rates, and other data points indicate about student achievement?
· Priority Five, People Engagement: What are the attendance rates and absenteeism rates of our students?
· Priority Six, School Climate: What do suspension rates, expulsion rates, and other local measures assessing safety at school show?
· Priority Seven, Course Access: Do all students have access to and participate in a broad course of study that includes core subject areas (i.e., ELA, math, social science, science, visual and performing arts, health, physical education, etc.) and classes that prepare them for college and careers?
· Priority Eight, Other Student Outcomes: What are other important student outcomes related to required areas of study, and how are they measured?
The LCAP must have the following elements:
· Stakeholder engagement
· Needs analysis
· Budget information
· Special populations addressed in the goals
A draft LCAP was created by staff with input from stakeholders. This draft was posted to the school website, emailed to all staff members and parents, and sent to all our immediate neighbors. It was also sent to a team at the Santa Barbara County Education Office (SBCEO) for review and comments.
This draft was then revised based on comments and suggestions and presented during the May 17, 2022 Board Meeting. During that meeting, Board Members and members of the public were asked to give further input. SBCEO was also given a new draft for review. Comments from the May 17, 2022 Board Meeting, SBCEO comments, and other feedback was then incorporated into the current draft before the Board and public during this meeting.
The LCAP was approved at the June 7, 2022 Board meeting.
Please find the 2022-2023 Local Control Accountability Plan attached.