All school districts in California are required to develop a three-year Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) that describes how state funds will be used to improve student academic achievement. The LCAP is focused on 3 groups of students, including English learners, socio-economically disadvantaged students, and foster/homeless youth. In San Luis Coastal Unified School District (SLCUSD), we have constructed an LCAP that takes those supplementary funds, along with general fund dollars (approximately $4.7 million total), to implement three focus areas established by our Board of Trustees. Engaging parents, students, community members, and school employees in developing, reviewing, and supporting the implementation of the LCAP is critical to its success.
The LCAP for SLCUSD has three focus areas:
- Rigorous, relevant, and engaging instruction and curriculum
- Multi-tiered academic support
- Intentional Culture of Care
A focus on technology and innovation and a district-wide use of data to drive decisions is incorporated into the plan.