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2017-2018 LCAP Results


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)

2017-18 Local Control Accountability Plan

Carlsbad’s 2018-19 Draft Local Control Accountability Plan and Public Hearing (LCAP)

Dear Stakeholders:

We want to thank the more than 1800 members of the CUSD community who took the time to participate in our on-line survey and/or community meetings regarding the 2018-19 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 6, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Carlsbad Unified School District Education Center 6225 El Camino Real, Carlsbad

To review a copy of the draft LCAP along with CUSD’s 2018-19 Success Indicators, click the links below

2018-19 Draft Local Control Accountability Plan*

2018-19 Goals and Success Indicators

2018-19 Actions and Expenditure Summary*

2018-19 Stakeholder Survey Results

2018-19 LCAP Executive Summary*

*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.

2018-19 LCAP Timelines and Stakeholder Input : 2017-18

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.

LCAP process

  LCAP Process