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Local Control Accountability Plan-LCAP


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LCAP Infographic Part 1
District Overview

LCAP Infographic Part 1
District Overview (Spanish)

LCAP Infographic Part 2
Goals & Metrics

LCAP Infographic Part 2
2015-18 Goals and Metrics (Spanish)

LCAP Infographic Part 3
Annual Update

LCAP Infographic Part 3
2014-15 Annual Update (Spanish)

Timeline and Key Activities

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  


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.


Prior Years Local Control and Accountability Plan Archive