Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
California’s new education funding model, the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), is a major reform in the way public school districts receive money from the state. Previously school districts received a significant portion of money without restrictions, but much of the funding was restricted to specific programs, called categorical programs. Some examples of these categorical programs included textbook funds and the Regional Occupation Program for high school students. There were dozens of state categorical programs that were eliminated when the LCFF went into effect in July 2013.
Under LCFF, the responsibility for allocating funds to meet students’ needs is given to local governing boards. To demonstrate how funds will be used to address eight priorities established by the state, school districts must develop and approve a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) no later than July 1. This three-year plan is to be updated annually. Once approved by the Board of Education, the LCAP will be the basis for expenditures in the District budget for a three year period.
The eight state priorities that Redondo Beach Unified School District will include in the LCAP include the following:
- Student Achievement
- Student Engagement
- Other Student Outcomes
- School Climate
- Parental Involvement
- Basic Services
- Implementation of the Common Core Standards
- Course Access
The District has consulted with stakeholder groups, including RBUSD's Board of Education, School Site Councils, parent advisory groups, students, administrators and each of the school district’s employee associations (RBTA and CSEA). A draft of the plan was brought to the Board of Education for a public hearing on June 11, 2019. At that time, there was an opportunity to respond to questions and comments about the plan. Revisions were made as a result of the public hearing feedback. The Board of Education approved the LCAP along with the 2019-20 District budget on June 25, 2019. The Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) will review and approve the RBUSD LCAP for the fiscal year 2019-20 in August 2019.
This section of the District website is designed to keep parents, staff, and community members informed about the LCFF and LCAP.
A public hearing will be held at the June 11, 2019 Board of Education meeting, at 6:30 pm at the District Office (1401 Inglewood Avenue in Redondo Beach).
The RBUSD Board of Education will approve the final draft of the LCAP on June 25, 2019. The Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) will review and approve the RBUSD LCAP for the fiscal year 2019-20 in August 2019.
COVID-19 Operations Written Report
In April, Governor Newsom issued an executive order that made changes to the 2019-20 and 2020-21 state accountability timelines. This included an extension of the 2020-21 Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) timeline to December 2020 and creation of a NEW requirement, the COVID-19 Operations Written Report.
The COVID-19 Operations Written Report’s purpose is for the district to explain to the community the changes to program offerings made in response to school closures and the major impacts of such closures on students and families. Required elements in the report include:
- Description of how the district is meeting the needs of English Learners, Foster Youth, and Low Income students
- Description of steps taken to continue delivering high-quality distance learning opportunities
- Description of steps taken to provide school meals while maintaining social distancing practices
- Description of steps taken to arrange for supervision of students during ordinary school hours
The COVID-19 Operations Written Report was presented to the board of education in draft form on June 23, 2020. To view the district’s current draft, please click the link below: