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Local Control Accountability Plan-LCAP

Local Control and Accountability Plan


LCAP Infographic Part 1
District Overview

LCAP Infographic Part 2
Goals & Metrics

LCAP Infographic Part 3
Annual Update
LCAP Infographic Part 1
District Overview (Spanish)
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2015-18 Goals and Metrics (Spanish)
LCAP Infographic Part 3
2014-15 Annual Update (Spanish)

2017-2020 LCAP Results

LCAP Public Hearing and Input

Attached is a copy of the Draft 2017-20 Local Control Accountability Plan or LCAP for Carlsbad Unified (exhibit A).  As part of CUSD's adopted LCAP timeline we encourage stakeholders to provide additional feedback and input on the draft plan.  If you would like to provide feedback please submit an email to the following clcap@carlsbadusd.net.  

 

See also, below, the attached Draft of the Executive Summary of the 2017-20 LCAP (exhibit B).  This is a condensed version of the LCAP which includes relevant district-wide data and a spending plan on how the District is expected to use funds targeted for unduplicated students.

 

The Carlsbad School Board will also two additional Meetings where stakeholders can provide feedback on the plan.  Those meeting dates and time are:

  • Wednesday, June 7, at 6:00 pm (Public Hearing)
  • Wednesday, June 21, at 6:00 pm (Final Adoption)

All CUSD Board Meetings are located at the District Office which is located at 6225 El Camino Real, Carlsbad 92009.

About LCAP

In Carlsbad Unified, our day-to-day work is driven by the goals outlined in our three-year strategic planning document, called the Local Control Accountability Plan, or LCAP. The LCAP is an important part of California’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), established in 2014. The LCAP describes how school districts intend to meet annual goals for all students, with specific activities to address state and local priorities.

 

The California State PTA provides a comprehensive overview of LCFF/LCAP: click here for more info.

 

The process to develop and finalize the LCAP takes about 10 months, beginning in January each year. The LCAP is designed to be a rolling three-year plan.  

 

There are many ways for stakeholders to engage in the LCAP process, as you will see below. The Board of Trustees is tasked with collecting stakeholder input, identifying priorities for inclusion in the plan, and approving an annual budget to support the plan. The process below has been developed to ensure multiple opportunities for parents, staff, students, and community members to provide feedback on the plan. After receiving input from the community, it is up to the Board of Trustees to make the final decision on what our District priorities will be.

Timeline and Key Activities

Facilitated input from representative stakeholder groups
 

January and February 2017
 

At a regularly scheduled meeting for each group, district staff will facilitate a discussion of priority areas for each group. These meetings are not open to the public. Time will also be provided for group members to individually complete the online survey.


Parent groups:

  • PSAC (Parent-Superintendent Advisory Council): February 27, 2017

  • DELAC (District English Learner Advisory Council): January 23, 2017

  • CAC (Community Advisory Council for parents of special education students): February 23, 2017

Employee groups:

  • CUTA (Carlsbad Unified Teachers' Association): February 27, 2017

  • LIUNA (Laborers' International Union of North America): February 9, 2017

  • TSAC (Teacher-Superintendent Advisory Council): February 13, 2017

  • Management: February 16, 2017

Student groups:

  • SSAC (Student-Superintendent Advisory Council): February 6, 2017

  • ASB (Associated Student Body leaders at high schools and middle schools): February 13 to 24, 2017

Community groups:

  • Chamber of Commerce: February 15, 2017  


 

Districtwide online survey for all stakeholders (parents, staff, students, community members).

February 1 through 28, 2017
 

The survey will be open from February 1 through February 28, 2017, and will be available in English and Spanish. On February 15, an information session regarding completion of the survey for Spanish speaking parents will be held at Jefferson Elementary (at 5:30 pm), and computers will be available to complete the online survey for any parent or community member without internet access at home.
 


 

Initial discussion of goals and metrics for 2017-2018 LCAP

March 22, 2017
 

In a regularly scheduled public meeting, the Board of Trustees will conduct a study session to review the feedback received via the online survey and the representative stakeholder groups. At this meeting, the Board will begin to prioritize the goals and metrics to be included in the 2017-2018 LCAP. This meeting is open to the public, and members of the public are given time in the meeting to address the Board, if they fill out a blue Speaker Card at the beginning of the meeting.
 



Approval of draft goals and metrics for 2017-2018 LCAP

April 19, 2017
 

In a regularly scheduled public meeting, the Board of Trustees will approve a first draft of the goals and metrics for the 2017-2018 LCAP. This meeting is open to the public, and members of the public are given time in the meeting to address the Board, if they fill out a blue Speaker Card at the beginning of the meeting.
 


 

Alignment of actions, services, and anticipated expenditures, and finalization of Draft 2017-2018 LCAP

May 17, 2017
 

In a regularly scheduled public meeting, the Board of Trustees will review staff recommendations for actions, services, and anticipated expenditures for the 2017-2018 LCAP. If necessary, revisions will be made by the Board of Trustees to the goals and metrics that were approved in draft form in April. The revised goals, metrics, actions, services, and anticipated expenditures will be entered into the California Department of Education (CDE) template and will be approved by the Board of Trustees as the Draft 2017-2018 LCAP. This meeting is open to the public, and members of the public are given time in the meeting to address the Board, if they fill out a blue Speaker Card at the beginning of the meeting.
 


 

Public comment period for Draft 2017-2018 LCAP

May 19 through 26, 2017
 

The Draft 2017-2018 LCAP will be publicly posted on the district website, and an online form will be available for all stakeholders to submit comments in writing from May 19 through 26. A hard copy will also be publicly posted in the District Office at c the same time, and a paper form will be available for stakeholders without internet access at home to submit comments in writing.
 


 

Public Hearing for 2017-2018 LCAP

June 7, 2017
 

In a regularly scheduled public meeting, the Board of Trustees will hold a Public Hearing to invite comments from the public. Following the Public Hearing, and as part of the regularly scheduled public meeting, the Board of Trustees will discuss any comments received in writing during the public comment period as well as any comments received as part of the Public Hearing. The Board of Trustees may revise the Draft 2017-2018 LCAP at this time if they so choose. This meeting is open to the public, and members of the public are given time in the meeting to address the Board, if they fill out a blue Speaker Card at the beginning of the meeting.
 


 

Final adoption of 2017-2018 LCAP

June 21, 2017
 

In a regularly scheduled public meeting, the Board of Trustees will approve and adopt the 2017-2018 LCAP. This meeting is open to the public, and members of the public are given time in the meeting to address the Board, if they fill out a blue Speaker Card at the beginning of the meeting.
 


 

Review of annual progress data (from prior year LCAP)

August and September, 2017
 

The Board LCAP Subcommittee (consisting of two Trustees and two district officials) will review the annual progress data from the prior year LCAP, and will discuss whether or not revisions are to be recommended to the goals and metrics of the 2017-2018 LCAP as a result of this data. These meetings are not open to the public.
 


 

Final revision and adoption of goals and metrics for 2017-2018 LCAP

October 18, 2017
 

In a regularly scheduled public meeting, the Board of Trustees will review the recommendations of the Board LCAP Subcommittee (if any) and will adopt a final revision of goals and metrics for the 2017-2018 LCAP. While it is not anticipated that revision will be necessary, the Board reserves the right to adopt revised goals and metrics in light of annual progress data from the prior year LCAP. This meeting is open to the public, and members of the public are given time in the meeting to address the Board, if they fill out a blue Speaker Card at the beginning of the meeting.

Prior Years Local Control and Accountability Plan Archive