What is an LCAP?
An LCAP is a Local Control and Accountability Plan that every school district, charter school, and county office of education in California must prepare and update annually². It is a three-year plan that describes the goals, actions, services, and expenditures to support positive student outcomes that address state and local priorities²⁴.
An LCAP is a way for an LEA (local educational agency) to share its story of how, what, and why programs and services are selected to meet the needs of its students². It also allows the public to evaluate and compare schools based on various indicators¹. An LCAP must be approved by the school board after public comment and reviewed by the county office of education⁴.
(1) Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) - Resources (CA Dept of .... https://www.cde.ca.gov/re/lc/.
(2) 7.10 The LCAP: Annual plans for school districts | ED100. https://ed100.org/lessons/local.
(3) What's an LCAP? | ED100. https://ed100.org/blog/lcap-hub.
(4) New LCAP / LCAP Home - Los Angeles Unified School District. https://achieve.lausd.net/lcap.
For more information refer to the CDE website,