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Local Control Accountability Plan-LCAP

2022-2023 LCAP Draft Plan

Dear Stakeholders:

We want to thank the more than 2000 members of the CUSD community who took the time to participate in our online survey and/or community meetings regarding the 2022-23 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).

As part of the State requirement, the Superintendent is called upon to provide members of the public one additional opportunity to submit comments regarding the actions, services, and expenditures proposed in next year’s plan.  

An email address has been established at to receive any additional input from members of the public regarding the draft LCAP.   

The Carlsbad Unified School District will also be holding a Public Hearing as noted:  


Public Hearing Information

Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Sage Creek High School


To review a copy of the draft LCAP, click the links below

2022-23 Draft Local Control Accountability Plan*

*Of note, the budget identified in the LCAP is not a separate budget independent of the District's General Fund budget. All revenues and expenditures identified within the LCAP are a subset of the District's existing General Fund budget.


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.