Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
WHAT IS LCAP:
The LCAP serves as the spending plan that accompanies the District’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
Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)
WHAT IS LCFF:
The Local Control Funding Formula replaces revenue limits and eliminates most categorical program funding formulas with the intent of allowing local stakeholders to have significant discretion to make the decisions that best meets the needs of the students of the local education agency (LEA).
California’s 2013-14 Budget Act approved a new system that greatly simplifies the way schools are funded in California. This new method is known as the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and represents a major shift in how California school districts were previously funded.
Under LCFF, California funds school districts, charter schools and county offices of education equally per student, with adjustments based on grade levels and demographic characteristics. Furthermore, it requires school districts to develop a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) to demonstrate how education funds are used to support students.
WHO ARE THE STAKEHOLDERS?
Stakeholder engagement is critical to the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) process, and supports transparency. WJUSD consulted with the following stakeholder groups:
- Certificated Staff
- Classified Staff
- Employee Bargaining Units
- Community members
- Board of Trustees