Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)

As part of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools are required to develop, adopt, and annually update a three-year Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) beginning on July 1, 2014. 

This LCAP describes how the district will spend the funds and its goals for improving student outcomes according to eight priorities set by the state:

  • Student achievement
  • Student engagement
  • School climate
  • Basic services
  • Implementation of Common Core Standards
  • Access to courses
  • Parental involvement
  • Other student outcomes

2017-18 LCAP process

LCAP presentation (en español)

Process timeline

Jan 31 ILT presentation and meeting discussion with Principals
Feb. 1- 28 Schools present to site groups
Feb. 2 BOT presentation: Overview of LCAP Plan
Feb. 6-Mar 1 LCAP survey open
Feb. 6 Presentation to DAC
Feb. 27 Presentation to DELAC
Feb. 28 Presentation to DO, MOT, Food & Nutrition
Mar. 1 Joint Staff meetings (1 Elem + 1 MS)
March Review initial input
March Begin LCAP writing
April Review data from surveys
April Continue LCAP writing. Continue modification of LCAP and alignment of budget expenditures in new template.
Apr. 28 LCAP draft due
May 1-31 Post draft to web for public comment, DAC and ELAC meetings. Gather additional input from Advisory groups and respond.
Jun. 1 BOT: First reading of LCAP
Jun. 15 BOT: Approval of LCAP. Submission to the Santa Clara County Office of Education

We need to hear from you: LCAP survey

The District is in the annual process of updating the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan). This input collected will guide the update of our District plan for the 2017-18 school year.


  • Students grades 5-8 (closed)
  • Parents (en español) (closed)
  • Community (en español) (closed)

Executive summary of the 2017 survey results

Community Input 

The District has completed the draft of the 2017-18 LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan). The draft LCAP was developed in tandem with the District's Strategic Plan using data collected from the following:
· District and site input meetings
· Input collected from staff, student and parent surveys

Draft of the 2017-18 LCAP

Community members were able to provide input about the plans' goals, actions, services and expenditures through May 19.

Responses to LCAP questions and comments, District Advisory Committee, 2017-18
Responses to LCAP questions and comments, District Advisory Committee, 2017-18 (Spanish)
Responses to LCAP questions and comments, District English Learner Advisory Committee, 2017-18

Past years

To view 2015-16, and 2016-17 LCAP work, click here

Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)

Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a new formula for how California schools are to be funded. This law, the most significant change to school district funding in the past 40 years, makes fundamental changes in how State revenues are allocated to schools. At its core is the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). This law requires parents, students, teachers, and community be involved in the process of deciding how new funds are spent.

The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF):

  • Allows for local control and decision making
  • Provides additional resources for students with the greatest needs (for example, English Language Learners, Foster Youth and socio-economically disadvantaged students)
  • Aligns District goals and actions with the budget and expenditures


Local Control Accountability Plan Components and Development 

The LCAP will include annual goals for all students as well as numerically significant student subgroups such as English Language Learners, Economically Disadvantaged Students, Students with Disabilities, and students reclassified to Fluent English Proficient. The LCAP will outline specific actions by the District and schools and describe expenditures.

The LCAP will be developed with input from teachers, administrators, other personnel, students, parents and local bargaining units.

A completed draft of the LCAP will be:

  • Presented to the District Advisory Committee (DAC) and the District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC)
  • Posted with the opportunity for the community to submit written comments
  • Presented to the Board of Trustees at a public hearing and adopted prior to the District’s budget no later than July 1, 2015
  • Submitted to the Santa Clara County Office of Education

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