LCFF/LCAP Information

The 2013/2014 Governor's budget package replaces the previous K–12 finance system with a new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).  The LCFF represents a historic shift in how California funds public schools.  Instead of allocating funds for programs and services the state determines are a priority, the LCFF gives local school boards control over how to use funds and resources to improve outcomes and opportunities for all students. The new funding model specifically addresses students with greater needs, such as English Learners, Low Income, and Foster Youth students. 

As it is important that CUSD makes informed decisions when investing in programs and services, the LCFF and the accompanying Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), are new opportunities to engage our CUSD community. The LCFF requires that we study data, consider best practices, understand our own needs, and discuss how to best invest in our students with the resources available to us. A Community Advisory Committee (CAC) has been meeting to look at information and discuss what parents and community members see as needs within CUSD. Employee group members have also been invited and have been attending these meetings.

The CAC meetings have been extremely informative and we would like to hear from other parents and community members as well.  As a result, we are working to create multiple opportunities to engage parents, students, staff and the community.  At the bottom of this page, we have provided a web link for CUSD community members to provide input regarding the categories listed below.  In addition, we have provided a phone line via which comments can also be shared with the district. 

A draft of the CUSD LCFF/LCAP plan will be shared at the May 21, 2014, CUSD Board of Education meeting. Based on input from the Board and community, the draft will be reviewed and revised as directed by the Board. The LCFF/LCAP will then be brought to the Board for approval at the June 18, 2014, CUSD Board of Education meeting. As the district's LCFF/LCAP must align with the district's budget, the CUSD budget for the 2014-2015 school year will be approved at the same meeting.

Listed below are the State priorities which must be addressed as part of the LCFF.  These are the priorities that have been discussed with the CAC and while all input is welcomed, we specifically want to hear from our community regarding the 8 priorities that must be addressed. 


State Priorities to be Addressed in LCAP

  • Conditions of Learning
    1. Basic Services:  teacher credentialing, student access to standards-aligned instructional materials, and facilities in good repair
    2. Implementation of State Standards:  implementation of the Common Core State Standards for all students, including English Learners
    3. Course Access:  student access to and enrollment in all required areas of study
  • Pupil Outcomes
  1. Pupil Achievement:  performance on standardized tests, preparation for college based on the Early Assessment Program (EAP); College and career readiness; English Learner reclassification rate; passage rate on the Advanced Placement test; and Academic Performance Index (API)
  2. Other Pupil Outcomes:  other indicators of student performance in required areas of study such as SAT and ACT exams, etc. 
  • Engagement
  1. Parent Involvement:  school and district efforts to seek parent input and promotion of parental involvement in the schools
  2. Pupil Engagement:  school attendance rates; chronic absenteeism rates; middle school dropout rates; high school drop out rates; and high school graduation rates.
  3. School Climate:  This area includes student suspension rates, student expulsion rates, and other measures determined locally which could include participation in co-curricular activities (arts, clubs, athletics, etc.).   
Thank you for your support of and involvement in our community and our schools.  We look forward to hearing your ideas as we seek input into our plan to best provide a high quality education for students in Chico Unified School District.

Components of LCAP

Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) is the required accountability planning document under the new model of Local Control Formula Funding (LCFF).

Requirements/Components:
  • Must be on State Board Adopted template
  • Must set goals in eight specific areas
  • Must specify actions to achieve goals
  • Must solicit stakeholder input to develop the plan
  • 3-year plan must align with the budget
  • Must receive input from County Office of Education or authorizer
LCAP: Objectives
  • Align LCAP to the district's budget
  • Districts must proportionately increase student achievement and close the gap as it relates to future funding
  • Focus on English language learners, low socio-economic students, and foster youth
  • Provides flexibility in meeting student needs
  • Meaningful stakeholder input
Click the following link for additional information on the Local Control Funding Formula