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 WHAT IS LCAP?

Image representing the California CapitolCalifornia's Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) was hailed as a historic and bold step when it was signed into law in 2013. The law created a new way of financing schools, and was intended to provide both more local control over the use of funding and more equity.

Local school districts were given the flexibility to determine how best to meet student needs, and were entrusted with the responsibility to focus on increasing or improving services to three target populations that have historically been underserved and in need of additional resources: low income students, English Learners, and foster youth. The new funding formula allocated supplemental and concentration grants for these three populations.

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. Below are a list of eight priorities established by the state of California.

 State Priorities
 
 1. Student Achievement
 2. Student Engagement
 3. Parent Involvement
 4. School Climate

 5. Common Core State Standards
 6. Course Access
 7. Basic Services
 8. Other Student Outcomes



2017-18 LCAP Documents

Below is a collection of 2017-18 LCAP documents. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view all documents. Click the icon below to get the free version of Acrobat Reader.

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2017-20 Board Adopted LCAPLCAP Executive Summary in English2017-18 LCAP Executive Summary in Spanish LCAP 2017-18 Quarter 2 Update in English2017-18 LCAP Quarter 2 Update in Spanish

 HOW IS A PLAN DEVELOPED?

Image representing a documentThe development of the LCAP is dependent on input of stakeholders including staff, employee representative groups, and community organizations. Community Forums and Advisory Committee Meetings help strengthen the Accountability Plan. Conversations about the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) necessarily revolve around resource allocation and fundamentally target students' classroom learning opportunities - particularly those of English Learners, students of poverty, and foster youth.

Gathering Stakeholder Input Online

3,819 participants Our District uses Thoughtexchange® to assist our efforts in reaching more people to gather input. Thoughtexchange's group insight software and services allow communities to have meaningful and productive online conversations. This simple, open ended process ensures everyone can contribute, everyone learns from one another, and important ideas emerge. Last winter, 3,819 individuals participated in this important process, nearly 2,000 more than participated the previous year.

2018 Thoughtexchange Results

 Stakeholders
 
 Budget Advisory Meetings
 DAC/DELAC Meetings
 District Leadership Meetings
 LCAP Advisory Meetings

LCAP Stakeholder Community Engagement Forum
ThoughtExchange Community Input
Meeting with Superintendent & Student Council President
 


 WHO BENEFITS FROM THE LCAP?

All students should benefit from a school district’s Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). School districts who receive additional funds to enhance services for low-income students, English Learners and foster youth should explain how their plan is meeting the needs of these target groups.

Student Demographics

26,900 Students34% English Learners52% Students of Poverty90 Foster Students
 WHAT GOALS ARE IN THIS YEAR'S PLAN?
  1. Improve & Increase Access to Services that Support Social, Emotional, Physical Wellness and School Success
  2. Ensure Students Engage in Relevant, Personalized Learning Experiences
  3. Increase Parent Engagement
  4. Recruit & Retain the Highest Caliber Employees
  5. Students of all Grades & all Target Groups Will Demonstrate Increased Proficiency

For a more in-depth exploration of our 2017-18 LCAP goals, download the documents below.

2017-18 LCAP Goals in English2017-18 LCAP Goals in Spanish

 2017-18 IMPACT HIGHLIGHTS

Girl playing the trumpetTeacher Collaboration and VAPA

CVESD made an unprecedented $15 million investment in arts instruction, spread over three years. This also provide classroom teachers with release time for collaboration. The funding for collaboration while boosting arts instruction was hailed by classroom teachers and arts supporters alike as a 'win-win.' The funding was embedded in the District's LCAP.

Foster student volunteers holding bannerFoster Students

Imagine being a child removed from birth parents and/or separated from siblings. Imagine keeping up academically, socially, and emotionally while transitioning to a new school, and foster parents. Then, repeating the experience. CVESD's LCAP-funded social workers support our neediest students: foster youth. Social workers provide direct services to foster youth in individual, small group, or whole classroom settings.

LCAP in Action

 LCAP Document Archive
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