Local Control & Accountability Plan (LCAP)

What is the Local Control & Accountability Plan? 
Take a moment to watch this video to learn more about the LCAP and LCFF.

Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)

The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) is the most comprehensive reform of how districts receive funds in over 40 years. School districts receive a base funding which is contingent on the number of students enrolled and the percentage of high-needs students the district serves. Supplemental LCFF funds support students who need it most, such as low-income students (as measured by their eligibility for free or reduced-price lunch), children in foster care and students identified as English learner.

The LCFF determines the way the state allocates money to school districts. School districts receive a uniform base grant for every student, adjusted by grade level. School districts also receive additional supplemental grants for students with greater challenges, defined as low-income students, English learners and foster youth. Additionally, some districts receive additional concentration grant funding when the numbers of high-need students enrolled in a district make up more than 55 percent of a district’s total enrollment.

 Base Grant: Per student base amount, adjusted for grade level.

Supplemental Grant: Additional funds to improve or increase services for low-income students, English learners and foster youth.

Concentration Grant: Additional funding for districts that have a high concentration (55 percent or more) of low income students, English learners and foster youth. Etiwanda School District does not receive concentration grant funds.

Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)

Local Control Funding Formula requirements call for districts to consult with students, parents, teachers, school personnel, administrators, and the local community to develop a three-year Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The LCAP must be developed around California's eight state priorities, which are Basic Services, Standards Implementation, Course Access, Student Engagement, Student Achievement, Family Involvement, School Climate, and Other Outcomes. The LCAP is updated, revised and approved each year. It describes the overall vision of the district and how it aligns actions, services and resources to support students across the state’s eight priority areas. Our district’s LCAP organizes these eight state priority areas into three goals, including Conditions of Learning, Pupil Outcomes, and Engagement.