The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) is the District’s interactive budgeting process, which helps IUSD identify annual goals, develop strategic actions, and measure progress on academic achievement, school climate and parent engagement.
During the 2017-18 school year, the LCAP process has focused on finding solutions to continue funding $10.7 million in actions scheduled to end in June of 2018 and to identify $14.8 million in textbook funding that is needed to adopt new curriculum in the coming three years. Through the process, the district and sites have engaged stakeholders and gathered their feedback on prioritizing actions for continuation. After review and careful consideration of stakeholder feedback, the Superintendent and Cabinet have designed actions to further support our four district goals and eight state priorities.
The 2018-19 Draft LCAP Proposed Renewed Investments Plan resolves both of the issues faced by the district. This plan was designed without using any on the new “2018-19” funding that will be confirmed in the “May Revise” of Governor Brown’s state budget. In addition to having stakeholders participate in discussions and activities at the site level, 1046 stakeholders provided feedback in our April LCAP Investment Survey. This year, in response to suggestions from stakeholders, we offered the choice to participate in a Comprehensive or a Condensed Survey. The survey results (link coming soon) show support for this plan. Survey information and written comments will be shared with department leaders and Cabinet for consideration in designing the final LCAP which will be presented to the board and community at the June 12 Board Meeting.
On June 27, 2017, the IUSD Board of Education approved the LCAP and budget for 2017-20. Throughout the 10-month LCAP process, IUSD engaged parents, students, teachers, staff and the community to help identify priorities for creating a better learning system for our more than 30,000 students. Thank you to the stakeholders who participated in this collaborative process. To view the 2017-20 LCAP, including all attachments, click here.
Key stakeholder questions and answers regarding the 2017-20 LCAP were addressed by Superintendent Terry Walker. The document is available by clicking here.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY for the 2017-18 lcap (2018-19 Executive summary coming soon)
In an effort to provide clear understanding for our stakeholders on the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) and an executive summary of the IUSD LCAP, the attached infographic has been developed for our community. Click here to view infographic. Stakeholders that would like to have more detailed information can review the IUSD LCAP document above which includes attachments outlining our progress toward our goals. This document will also be used by principals to inform stakeholders and elicit their input on ideas for next steps in improving our instructional program and environment for students.
IUSD LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES
Adequate funding is critical to achieve IUSD's goal to provide students with the best educational experience we can envision. Click here to view the District's Legislative Priorities for more information.
THE LOCAL CONTROL FUNDING FORMULA (LCFF)
Beginning in 2013-14, the state of California brought major changes to the way school funding is allocated, with the goal of channeling greater resources to the students who need them the most. This new funding is called Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). Under California's previous system for funding K-12 schools, there were more than 40 funding categories, each for a specific purpose identified by the state. The LCFF model has established three sources of state funding with increased local control to determine the best use of those funds.
- Per-Student Base Funding - The district receives a base level of per-student funding that varies slightly depending on the grade level of each student.
- Supplemental Funding - This funding source adds 20 percent to the base funding for each English language learner, low income student and foster youth.
- Concentration Funding - The third level of funding is equal to 50 percent of the entire base. However, this funding is only received if a district's enrollment of English language learners, low income students and foster youths exceeds 55 percent of its total enrollment. IUSD does not receive this third level of funding, because its enrollment does not exceed the 55 percent threshold.
The California Department of Education (CDE) has released the 2015-16 Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) State Priorites Snapshot and the 2016-17 LCFF Funding Snapshot. The snapshot graphically displays three years of LCFF data elements based on three state priority areas:
- Student Achievement
- Student Engagement
- School Climate