Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
As part of the State’s funding model known as Local Control Funding Formula, school districts are required to develop, adopt, and annually update a three-year Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), beginning on July 1, 2014, using a template adopted by the California State Board of Education (SBE). The LCAP is required to identify goals and measure progress for student subgroups across multiple performance indicators. The LCAP elements include stakeholder engagement, goals and progress indicators, and actions, services and expenditures. Goals and actions must be included for at least the following areas:
- Basic Services
- Implementation of State Standards
- Parent Involvement
- Pupil Achievement
- Pupil Engagement
- School Climate
- Course Access
- Other Pupil Outcomes
2020-21 Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan and Budget Overview for Parents
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, State Legislators passed Senate Bill 98 (SB-98) to establish the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (Learning Continuity Plan or LCP) requirements for the 2020–21 school year. The Learning Continuity Plan is intended to balance the needs of all stakeholders, including educators, parents, students and community members, while both streamlining engagement and condensing several pre-existing plans, The Learning Continuity and Attendance plan replaces the Local Control Accountability Plan for the 2020–21 school year. The district's Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan was approved at the Board's regular meeting on September 24, 2020. As part of the 2020-21 accountability model, the LCFF Budget Overview for Parents (BOP) is tied to the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (LCP). The BOP must be presented as part of an LEA's First Interim Budget report, and adopted at a regular board meeting. The 2020-21 SCSD BOP was adopted at the regular board meeting on December 3, 2020. The Budget Overview for Parents provides a user-friendly overview of the budget for parents and stakeholders that corresponds with the LCP.
2020 COVID-19 Operations Report
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Newsom signed Executive Order N-56-20. This order requires that all LEAs complete a written COVID-19 Operations Report by June 30, 2020, in place of a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), for which the approval date has been extended to December 15, 2020. The purpose of the report is to explain the changes to program offerings that the LEA has made in response to school closures to address the COVID-19 emergency, the major impacts of such closures on students and families, and a description of how the LEA is meeting the needs of its unduplicated students (English Learners, Foster Youth and Low-Income Students). The district's COVID-19 Operations Report was approved at the Board's regular June 18, 2020 meeting.
The final draft of the 2019-2020 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) was adopted by the SCSD Board of Education at its regular board meeting on June 13, 2019, and the San Mateo County Office of Education on September 25, 2019.
In accordance with LCAP requirements, questions raised during the public hearing, which was held on June 6, 2019, must be responded to by the Superintendent or designee and posted on the District’s website. There were no questions raised during the public hearing.
The final 2018-2019 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) was adopted by the SCSD Board of Education at its regular board meeting on June 14, 2018. In accordance with LCAP requirements, questions raised during the public hearing must be responded by the Superintendent and posted on the District’s website.
During the LCAP public hearing on June 7, 2018, the following questions were raised regarding the district’s plan to temporarily house SMART-E childcare in the Heather Multi-Use Room (MUR) during the 2018-2019 school year. In accordance with LCAP requirements, Interim Superintendent Doerpinghaus provided responses below.
Question: Is it in compliance with LCAP to use the MUR for SMART-E?
Answer: The LCAP provides a vehicle for stakeholder input regarding district priorities and the use of LCFF funding. While the LCAP considers facilities in support of a positive school climate and our Strategic Plan, it does not specify rules about how facilities are used. The district values community input during the LCAP process and throughout the school year, and we seek to build partnerships with parents. The questions raised during the public hearing will be included in the stakeholder input section of the LCAP.
Question: How can we come up with a solution that fits childcare needs and also our community needs?
Answer: Heather Principal, Pam Jasso, is working closely with district and SMART-E staff as well as school staff and parents to identify needs and mitigate impacts in order to ensure that current school and enrichment activities can continue in the 2018-2019 school year in support of a positive school climate, including the chess program, while also serving our families with childcare needs.
Question: Are we able to pause and keep things as status quo in order to get input from the community and consider creative solutions that suit the needs of everyone involved?
Answer: At this point, we are moving forward with the plan to use the Heather MUR for SMART-E in the 2018-2019 school year; however, Principal Jasso will continue to work with staff and parents to evaluate needs and options in preparation for the 2018-2019 school year.
The 2017-2018 Approved Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) was approved by the Board at the June 22, 2017 Regular Board Meeting.
LCAP Committee Questions
Part of the LCAP process is to have the Parent Advisory Committees at each school submit their questions concerning the final draft of the LCAP for response by the Superintendent. Superintendent has fifteen (15) days to respond to these questions in writing, prior to the adoption of the LCAP. Review the LCAP Committees Questions here.