LCP & the LCAP
Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (LCP)
The Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (Learning Continuity Plan) is a key part of the overall budget package for K-12 that seeks to address funding stability for schools while providing information at the local educational agency (LEA) level for how student learning continuity will be addressed during the COVID-19 crisis in the 2020–21 school year. The provisions for the plan were approved by the Governor and Legislature in June in SB 98 and can be found in EC Section 43509.
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 preexisting plans. In particular, it was important to combine (1) the intent behind Executive Order N-56-20, published in April 2020, which envisioned an off cycle Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) due December 15th, and (2) the ongoing need for LEAs to formally plan to return to school in the midst of the uncertainty and of COVID-19, without requiring two plans. The Learning Continuity Plan replaces the LCAP for the 2020–21 school year.
The Learning Continuity Plan adoption timeline of September 30, 2020 is intended to ensure the Learning Continuity Plan is completed in the beginning of the 2020–21 school year. Additionally, the timeline is intended to allow for communication of decisions that will guide how instruction will occur during the 2020–21 school year. This includes in-person instruction, according to health guidance, and distance learning, while providing critical opportunities for stakeholder engagement.
Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
NOTICE: The 2020/2021 LCAP is postponed until December 15, 2020
On April 24, 2020 California Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-56-20, giving school districts until December 15, 2020 to adopt next year’s LCAP. This means that there will be more time for local school districts to get stakeholder input regarding decisions about LCAP funded programs and services. This Fall’s DNUSD LCAP stakeholder meeting schedule will be posted in August, 2020.
LCAP GENERAL BACKGROUND INFORMATION
The acronym, LCAP, stands for Local Control and Accountability Plan. The LCAP is a critical part of California’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). It is a three-year, district-level plan that is updated annually. The LCAP describes our school district’s key goals for students as well as the specific actions (with expenditures) that we, as a district, plan to take to achieve those goals, as well as the metrics we used to measure the progress we are making.
The LCAP addresses the needs of all students, including specific student groups. However, the Plan is required to address how we plan on serving and supporting English Learners, foster youth, and socioeconomically disadvantage students. In the LCAP, these groups are referred to as “targeted subgroups.”
In addition, the LCAP must address the state of California's eight priority areas that include student academic achievement, school climate, student access to a broad curriculum, and parent engagement. Our school district’s LCAP has four (Board of Education) approved goals that align with the State’s eight priority areas.
2019/2020 LCAP DOCUMENT
The links below will take you to the (current) 2019/2020 LCAP document: