Local Control Accountability Plan

For information on the Parent Advisory Committee (PAC), which consults, reviews, and comments on the district’s LCAP, click here.

The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) and Annual Update Template for 2016-17 can be found here.

The LCAP Executive Summary for 2016-19 can be found in English and Español.

The Development Timeline for the 2017-18 LCAP initiatives and priorities between January and June, 2017 is detailed here.

New: April 12, 2017: DRAFT Recommendations for 2017-18 LCAP (from Board Agenda, April 26)

New: April 12, 2017: DRAFT Recommendations for 2017-18 LCAP (from Board Agenda, April 12)

We encourage the community to review the submit questions or feedback to the LCAP@berkeley.net.

2017 Family Survey: Closed March 8

 

Background

In June of 2013 a new era of school finance in California was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. The new funding model is known as the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). It reshapes school funding, with the promise of additional funding (trying to recapture the level of 2007-08), and squarely aimed to improve achievement for all students.

LCFF, and its local accountability counterpart, the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), are anchored by the notion that California must do better for its underperforming students, who in fact make up a sizable portion of the state’s school-age population. The LCFF significantly changes the funding formula for school districts — more money is attached to meet the needs of a school districts most at-risk students. The LCFF identifies three categories of students requiring greater resources: 1) students who qualify for free or reduced priced meals, 2) students who are English Learners, and 3) foster youth. Together, roughly 40% of Berkeley students are among the population that fall into these categories, and for which the state will now provide additional need-based revenue to the district.

School districts must create a Local Control and Accountability Plan to spend the increased money. The first LCAP must be passed by the School Board by the end of June of each school year. According to the projections used by Governor Brown to create the plan, school district funding will rise in increments over the next seven years (2014-2021).

Priorities and Accountability

The plan, called the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), must be adopted by each district at a board meeting after consultation with teachers, principals, school personnel, pupils, bargaining units, parents and with the advice of a district-level parent advisory committees. The LCAP must include a description of:

  1. The district’s annual goals, for all students and for each subgroup, for each of the state priority areas and any additional local priorities areas; and
  2. The specific actions and strategies the district will use to achieve those goals.

The state has identified the following eight priority areas:

  • Student Achievement
  • Student Engagement
  • Other Student Outcomes
  • School Climate
  • Parent Involvement
  • Implementation of Academic Standards, including a focus on English Learners
  • Course Access
  • Basic Services, including facilities, qualified teachers, and instructional materials

Examples of measures that could be included in the LCAP to assess progress in these areas are: graduation rates, drop-out rates, performance on state and local assessments, English learner reclassification rate, percentage of students passing AP and IB exams, SAT participation and scores, attendance rates, suspension and expulsion rates, levels of parent participation and satisfaction, reports on facilities and availability of instructional materials, rate of teacher mis-assignment, level of implementation of CCSS, and student access and enrollment in college prep classes.

LCAP 2016-2017 Additional Information

Goal One:   High Quality Classroom Instruction (and Enrichment)

Action or Service 16-17 Budget Projection
Response to Intervention (RtI2) (K-8, .4FTE – 1.0 FTE per site) $925,030
Math Coaches (K-5 1.0 FTE, 6-8 .6FTE), Math Teacher Leader Stipends $276,086
Literacy Coaches  (.2 FTE per site K-5) $266,057
AVID Program in Grades 7-12 $163,728
Middle (Gr. 6)  and High School Bridge Program $222,009
Super Science Saturdays (STEM) Grades 1-5 $70,000
Literacy Pre-Teaching Summer Academy (Ramp Up) Grades 1-3 (new) $30,669
Extended Day Academic Intervention Grades K-8 (new) $142,083
Total for Goal One $2,093,692

 

Goal Two:  Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Systems

Action or Service 16-17 Budget Projection
Attract and Retain Teachers of Color (K-12) $60,000
Equity Instruction TSA (.5 FTE) (new) $51,165
ELD Teacher Coaches at Sites (.4 FTE – 1.0+FTE K-12)

ELD District TSA (K-8)  

$994,647
Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) (K-12) $40,000
Total for Goal Two $1,145,812

 

LCAP Goal Three:  Safe, Welcoming and Inclusive School Climate

Action or Service 16-17 Budget Projection
Behavioral Health, Trauma Informed Practices (K-5, BTA) $147,355
Coordination of School Based Services (K-8, 1.0FTE) $127,912
Bay Area Peacekeepers (BHS, BTA) $20,000
Intervention Counselor BHS (2.0 FTE) $214,892
Restorative Practices Coordinator, BHS $60,000
Restorative Practices, Washington and BTA (SEEDS contract) $40,000
Restorative Justice Counselors (3.0FTE Middle Schools)  (new) $306,990
Restorative Practices PD $15,000
Restorative Practices Secondary Training  (new) $40,932
Site Coordinators for Family Engagement (K-5, BHS) $331,447
Total for Goal Three $1,304,528

 

Data Presentations to the Board

LCAP 2015-2016 Archive

LCAP 2014-2015 Archive

  • Local Control – LCFF & LCAP

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