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:
2020/2021 LCAP PLAN POSTPONED UNITY 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.
SPRING, 2020 LCAP / BUDGET STAKEHOLDER INPUT SURVEY
Although LCAP Board approval and CDE submission is not required until December 15, 2020, the educational community of the Del Norte Unified School District took a proactive stance to get stakeholder input about LCAP programs and services, prior to the adoption of the next year’s district budget.
The rationale for holding additional community input sessions and providing a survey was to provide the Board of Education with stakeholder feedback about which programs and services, in a time of state and federal fiscal crisis, they felt should remain fully funded, partially funded, or considered for elimination.
In preparation for the survey, explanatory meetings were held for the Community on May 14th and May 28th, 2020; for the Districts Educational Leadership Team and Associates (DELTA) on May 19th and June 2nd, 2020; for the District English Learner Advisory Council (DELAC) on May 19th and June 2nd, 2020 for the District Advisory Council (DAC) on May 19th and June 2nd, 2020, and for the District Foster Youth Advisory Council (FYAC) on May 28, 2020.
SPRING, 2020 STAKEHOLDER INPUT SURVEY RESULTS
The results indicate respondents’ ratings for special LCAP action items. Each section (green, yellow, and red) show the number of respondents who ranked actions (showing their top 5) to keep fully funded, keep, but reduce funding, or eliminate funding. There were 45 total respondents. The survey opened on (insert date) and closed on 6/9/202
STAKEHOLDER SURVEY COMMENTS
The comments represent survey respondent comments or rationale for the choices selected.
LINK TO STAKEHOLDER SURVEY COMMENTS
- Rational for Keeping & Fully Funding
- Rational for Keeping but Reducing Funding
- Rational for Eliminating
LCAP/ BUDGET PRESENTATION:
The links below will take you to the presentation that describes all of the action items and goals of the 2019/2020 LCAP.
LCAP / BUDGET POWERPOINT PRESENTATION (ENGLISH)
LCAP / BUDGET POWERPOINT PRESENTATION (SPANISH)
QUESTIONS FROM THE COMMUNITY AND STAKEHOLDER GROUPS:
The links below will take you to the comprehensive list of questions and answers from all of the LCAP stakeholder meetings held during the 2029/2020 school year.
LCAP QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS (ENGLISH)
LCAP QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS (SPANISH)
2019 / 2020 LCAP Stakeholder Meeting Sessions
The link below will take you to the list of attendees of each LCAP stakeholder meeting session for the 2019/2020 school year:
Del Norte LCAP Goals
- Increase Student Achievement and Close the Achievement Gap
- Increase Student Attendance
- Strengthen our Culture of Collaboration by Empowering Parents, community members to Serve as Partners in the Educational Process
- Ensure that Students will Attend Schools that are Safe, Clean and Welcoming
Conditions of learning:
- Access to core services as measured by the extent to which students are taught by fully credentialed teachers, have standards-aligned textbooks and materials, and attend classes in safe and clean facilities.
- Implementation of the Common Core State Standards for all students.
- Access to a broad course of study and programs for high-needs and exceptional students: One measure will be levels of enrollment in all required courses for admittance to a 4-year state university.
- Student achievement as measured by performance on standardized tests, the Academic Performance Index, the proportion of students who are "college and career ready," the percentage of English learners who are reclassified as fluent in English, the share of high school students who pass Advanced Placement course exams with a score of at least a 3 out of 5, and other measures.
- Other student outcomes as measured by performance in other required areas of study such as physical education and the arts. Other forms of assessments, such as SAT or ACT college entrance examination scores of high school students, could also be included.
- Student engagement as measured by graduation and middle and high school dropout rates, chronic absenteeism and attendance.
- Parent involvement as measured by the extent to which parents participate in key school decisions.
- School climate as measured by suspension and expulsion rates, and other measures as defined by local school districts.