Draft Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) for 2021-2024 School Years
BUSD is currently developing a new version of our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) for the 2021-2024 school years. Linked here is the current draft of the LCAP for public review and comment.
A summary of the draft LCAP was presented to the Board of Education on June 9, and this presentation can be accessed here.
BUSD highly values contributions from parents, staff, and community members. If you would like to comment on the draft LCAP prior to its approval by the Board on June 23rd, please use this survey link.
Borrador del Plan Responsable del Control de los Fondos Monetarios Locales (LCAP por sus siglas en inglés) para los Años Escolares 2021-2024
BUSD actualmente se encuentra desarrollando una nueva versión de nuestro Plan Responsable del Control de los Fondos Monetarios Locales (LCAP) para los años escolares 2021-2024. En este enlace se encuentra el actual borrador del LCAP para que el público lo revise y comente.
Un resumen del borrador del LCAP fue presentado ante el Board of Education el 9 de junio, y usted puede tener acceso a esta presentación aquí.
BUSD valora enormemente las contribuciones de los padres, del personal y de los miembros de la comunidad. Si usted desea comentar acerca del borrador del LCAP antes de su aprobación por el Board el 23 de junio, por favor use este enlace para la encuesta.
Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (LCP) 2020-2021
On June 29, 2020, Governor Newsom approved Senate Bill 98 which suspends the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) for the 2020-2021 school year and establishes the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (LCP).
- Board Approved: Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (LCP) 2020–21
- More information about Senate Bill 98 and the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (LCP).
Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)
School districts receive funding from different sources: state funds under the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), other state funds, local funds, and federal funds.
Parent Advisory Committee
Click here for information on the Parent Advisory Committee (PAC), which consults, reviews, and comments on the district’s LCAP.
We encourage the community to review and submit questions or feedback by emailing LCAP@berkeley.net.
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:
- 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
- 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.