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Local Control And Accountability Plan   

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The Los Angeles County Board of Education desires to ensure the most effective use of available funding to improve student achievement and other outcomes for all students. A comprehensive, data-driven planning process shall be used to identify annual goals and specific actions that are aligned with the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) budget and facilitate continuous improvement of LACOE practices.

(cf. 0000 - Vision)

(cf. 0200 - Board Priorities)

(cf. 0415 - Equity)

The County Board shall adopt a local control and accountability plan (LCAP) presented by the Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools. The LCAP shall address the state priorities specified in Education Code 52060 and any additional local priorities adopted by the County Board. The LCAP shall be updated on or before July 1 of each year and shall cover the next fiscal year and two subsequent fiscal years or until the end of the LCAP period. (Education Code 52060, 52064; 5 CCR 15494-15497)

The LCAP shall focus on improving outcomes for all students, particularly those who are "unduplicated students" or are part of any numerically significant student subgroup that is at risk of or is underperforming.

Unduplicated students include students who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals, English learners, and foster youth, as defined in Education Code 42238.01 for purposes of the local control funding formula (LCFF). (Education Code 42238.02)

cf. 3553 - Free and Reduced Price Meals)

(cf. 6173.1 - Education for Foster Youth)

(cf. 6174 - Education for English Learners)

Numerically significant student subgroups include ethnic subgroups, socioeconomically disadvantaged students, English learners, students with disabilities, foster youth, and homeless students, when there are at least 30 students in the subgroup or at least 15 foster youth or homeless students. (Education Code 52052)

(cf. 6164.4 - Identification and Evaluation of Individuals for Special Education)

(cf. 6173 - Education for Homeless Children)

The County Superintendent or designee shall review the school plan for student achievement (SPSA) submitted by each school pursuant to Education Code 64001 to ensure that the specific actions included in the LCAP are consistent with strategies included in the SPSA. (Education Code 52062)

(cf. 0420 - School Plans/Site Councils)

The LCAP shall also be aligned with other LACOE and school plans to the extent possible in order to minimize duplication of effort and provide clear direction for program implementation.

(cf. 0400 - Comprehensive Plans)

(cf. 0440 - LACOE Technology Plan)

(cf. 0450 - Comprehensive Safety Plan)

(cf. 5030 - Student Wellness)

(cf. 6171 - Title I Programs)

(cf. 7110 - Facilities Master Plan)

As part of the LCAP adoption and annual update to the LCAP, the County Board shall separately adopt an LCFF budget overview for parents/guardians, based on the template developed by the State Board of Education (SBE), which includes specified information relating to LACOE's budget. The budget overview shall be adopted, reviewed, and approved in the same manner as the LCAP and the annual update. (Education Code 52064.1)

(cf. 0400 - Comprehensive Plans)

Any complaint that LACOE has not complied with legal requirements pertaining to the LCAP may be filed pursuant to AR 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures. (Education Code 52075)

(cf. 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures)

Plan Development

The County Superintendent or designee shall gather data and information needed for effective and meaningful plan development and present it to the County Board and community. Such data and information shall include, but not be limited to, data regarding the number of students in student subgroups, disaggregated data on student achievement levels, and information about current programs and expenditures.

The County Board shall consult with teachers, principals, administrators, other school personnel, employee bargaining units, parents/guardians, and students in developing the LCAP. Consultation with students shall enable unduplicated students and other numerically significant student subgroups to review and comment on LCAP development and may include surveys of students, student forums, student advisory committees, and/or meetings with student government bodies or other groups representing students. (Education Code 52060; 5 CCR 15495)

(cf. 4140/4240 - Bargaining Units)

(cf. 6020 - Parent Involvement)

The LACOE LCAP shall adhere to the template provided by the State Board of Education (SBE) and shall include, for each school or program operated by the County Superintendent: (Education Code 52066)

1. A description of the annual goals for all students and for each numerically significant student subgroup, to be achieved for each of the following state priorities as applicable to the students served:

a. The degree to which teachers are appropriately assigned in accordance with Education Code 44258.9 and fully credentialed in the subject areas and for the students they are teaching; every student has sufficient access to standards-aligned instructional materials as determined pursuant to Education Code 60119; and school facilities are maintained in good repair as specified in Education Code 17002(d)

(cf. 1312.4 - Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures)

(cf. 3517 - Facilities Inspection)

(cf. 4112.2 - Certification)

(cf. 4113 - Assignment)

(cf. 6161.1 - Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials)

b. Implementation of the academic content and performance standards adopted by the SBE, including how the programs and services will enable English learners to access the Common Core State Standards and the English language development standards for purposes of gaining academic content knowledge and English language proficiency

(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)

(cf. 6174 - Education for English Learners)

c. Parent/guardian involvement and family engagement, including efforts to seek parent/guardian input in making decisions for each school site and county program and how the County Superintendent will promote parent/guardian participation in programs for unduplicated students and students with disabilities

(cf. 3553 - Free and Reduced Price Meals)

(cf. 6020 - Parent Involvement)

(cf. 6173.1 - Education for Foster Youth)

d. Student achievement, as measured by all of the following as applicable:

(1) Statewide assessments of student achievement

(2) The percentage of students who have successfully completed courses that satisfy the requirements for entrance to the University of California and the California State University; have successfully completed career technical education (CTE) sequences or programs of study that align with SBE-approved career technical education standards and frameworks, including, but not limited to, those described in Education Code 52302, 52372.5, or 54692; and have successfully completed both college entrance courses and CTE sequences or programs

(3) The percentage of English learners who make progress toward English proficiency as measured by the SBE-certified assessment of English proficiency or any subsequent assessment of English proficiency, as certified by the SBE.

(4) The English learner reclassification rate

(5) The percentage of students who have passed an Advanced Placement examination with a score of 3 or higher

(6) The percentage of students who demonstrate college preparedness in the Early Assessment Program pursuant to Education Code 99300-99301

(cf. 0500 - Accountability)

(cf. 6162.5 - Student Assessment)

(cf. 6162.51 - State Academic Achievement Tests)

(cf. 6178 - Career Technical Education)

e. Student engagement, as measured by school attendance rates, chronic absenteeism rates, middle school dropout rates, high school dropout rates, and high school graduation rates, as applicable

(cf. 5113.1 - Chronic Absence and Truancy)

(cf. 5147 - Dropout Prevention)

(cf. 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements)

f. School climate, as measured by student suspension and expulsion rates and other local measures, including surveys of students, parents/guardians, and teachers on the sense of safety and school connectedness, as applicable

(cf. 5137 - Positive School Climate)

(cf. 5144 - Discipline)

(cf. 5144.1 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process)

(cf. 5144.2 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process (Students with Disabilities))

g. The extent to which students have access to and are enrolled in a broad course of study that includes all of the subject areas described in Education Code 51210 and 51220, as applicable, including the programs and services developed and provided to unduplicated students and students with disabilities, and the programs and services that are provided to benefit these students as a result of supplemental and concentration grant funding pursuant to Education Code 42238.02 and 42238.03

(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)

(cf. 6159 - Individualized Education Program)

h. Student outcomes, if available, in the subject areas described in Education Code 51210 and 51220, as applicable

i. How the County Superintendent will coordinate instruction of expelled students offered pursuant to Education Code 48926

j. How the County Superintendent will coordinate services for foster youth, including, but not limited to, all of the following:

(1) Working with the county child welfare agency to minimize changes in school placement

(2) Providing education-related information to the county child welfare agency to assist the agency in the delivery of services to foster youth, including, but not limited to, educational status and progress information that is required to be included in court reports

(3) Responding to requests from the juvenile court for information and working with the juvenile court to ensure the delivery and coordination of necessary educational services

(4) Establishing a mechanism for the efficient and expeditious transfer of health and education records and the health and education passport

2. Goals identified for any local priorities established by the County Board of Education.

(cf. 0200 - Goals for the School District)

3. A description of the specific actions the County Superintendent will take during each year of the LCAP to achieve the identified goals, including the enumeration of any specific actions necessary for that year to correct any deficiencies in regard to the state and local priorities specified in items #1-2 above. Such actions shall not supersede provisions of existing collective bargaining agreements within the jurisdiction of the County Superintendent.

To the extent practicable, data reported in the LCAP shall be reported in a manner consistent with how information is reported on the California School Dashboard. (Education Code 52066)

Public Review and Input

The County Board shall establish a parent advisory committee to review and comment on the LCAP if it has not established one for this purpose already. The committee shall be composed of a majority of parents/guardians and shall include parents/guardians of unduplicated students as defined above. (Education Code 52063; 5 CCR 15495)

Whenever LACOE's enrollment includes at least 15 percent English learners, with at least 50 students who are English learners, the County Board shall establish an English learner parent advisory committee composed of a majority of parents/guardians of English learners to review and comment on the LCAP. (Education Code 52063; 5 CCR 15495)

The County Superintendent or designee shall present the LCAP to the committee(s) before it is submitted to the County Board for adoption and shall respond in writing to comments received from the committee(s). (Education Code 52062)

The County Superintendent or designee shall notify members of the public of the opportunity to submit written comments regarding the specific actions and expenditures proposed to be included in the LCAP. The notification shall be provided using the most efficient method of notification possible, which may not require producing printed notices or sending notices by mail. All written notifications related to the LCAP shall be provided in the primary language of parents/guardians when required by Education Code 48985. (Education Code 52062)

As part of the parent/guardian and community engagement process, LACOE shall solicit input on effective and appropriate instructional methods, including, but not limited to, establishing language acquisition programs to enable all students, including English learners and native English speakers, to have access to the core academic content standards and to become proficient in English. (Education Code 305-306)

The County Superintendent or designee shall consult with the administrator(s) of the special education local plan area of which LACOE is a member to ensure that specific actions for students with disabilities are included in the LCAP and are consistent with strategies included in the annual assurances support plan for the education of students with disabilities. (Education Code 52062)

(cf. 0430 - Comprehensive Local Plan for Special Education)

The County Board shall hold at least one public hearing to solicit the recommendations and comments of members of the public regarding the specific actions and expenditures proposed to be included in the LCAP. The public hearing shall be held at the same meeting as the budget hearing required pursuant to Education Code 42127 and AR 3100 - Budget. (Education Code 42127, 52062)

(cf. 9320 - Meetings and Notices)

Adoption of the Plan

The County Board shall adopt the LCAP prior to adopting the LACOE budget but at the same public meeting. This meeting shall be held after the public hearing described above but not on the same day as the hearing. (Education Code 52062)

(cf. 3100 - Budget Adoption and Revision)

At any time during the period in which the LCAP is in effect, the County Board may adopt revisions to the plan presented by the County Superintendent, provided that the County Board follows the same process for adopting the LCAP pursuant to Education Code 52062 and the revisions are adopted in a public meeting. (Education Code 52062)

Submission of Plan to Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI)

Not later than five days after adopting the LCAP, the LACOE budget, and the budget overview for parents/guardians, the County Board shall file the LCAP, the budget, and the budget overview with the SPI. (Education Code 52070.5)

If the SPI sends, by August 15, a written request for clarification of the contents of the LCAP, the County Board shall respond in writing within 15 days of the request.

If the SPI then submits recommendations for amendments to the LCAP within 15 days of receiving the County Board's response, the County Board shall consider those recommendations in a public meeting within 15 days of receiving the recommendations. (Education Code 52070.5)

Monitoring Progress

At least annually in accordance with the timeline and indicators established by the County Superintendent, the County Board shall review data presented by the County Superintendent regarding LACOE's progress toward attaining each goal identified in the LCAP. Evaluation shall include, but not be limited to, an assessment of LACOE and school performance reported on the California School Dashboard and any additional indicators established by the County Board and County Superintendent.

The County Board may identify the method(s) to be used for measuring LACOE's progress toward achieving the local goals established by the County Board. (Education Code 52066)

Evaluation data shall be used to recommend any necessary revisions to the LCAP.

The County Superintendent or designee may seek and/or accept technical assistance or other intervention that may be required pursuant to Education Code 52071 or 52072 when a school or a numerically significant student subgroup is not making sufficient progress toward the goals in the LCAP.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

305-306 English language education

17002 State School Building Lease-Purchase Law, including definition of good repair

33430-33436 Learning Communities for School Success Program; grants for LCAP implementation

41020 Audits

41320-41322 Emergency apportionments

42127 Public hearing on budget adoption

42238.01-42238.07 Local control funding formula

44258.9 County superintendent review of teacher assignment

47604.33 Submission of reports by charter schools

47606.5 Charter schools, local control and accountability plan

48926 Education services for expelled students

48985 Parental notices in languages other than English

51210 Course of study for grades 1-6

51220 Course of study for grades 7-12

52052 Numerically significant student subgroups

52059.5 Statewide system of support

52060-52077 Local control and accountability plan

52302 Regional occupational centers and programs

52372.5 Linked learning pilot program

54692 Partnership academies

60119 Sufficiency of textbooks and instructional materials; hearing and resolution

60605.8 California Assessment of Academic Achievement; Academic Content Standards Commission

64001 Single plan for student achievement

99300-99301 Early Assessment Program

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

15494-15497 Local control and accountability plan and spending requirements

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

6311 State plan

6312 Local educational agency plan

6826 Title III funds, local plans

Management Resources:

CSBA PUBLICATIONS

The California School Dashboard and Small Districts, October 2018

Promising Practices for Developing and Implementing LCAPs, Governance Brief, November 2016

LCFF Rubrics, Issue 1: What Boards Need to Know About the New Rubrics, Governance Brief, rev. October 2016

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

California School Accounting Manual

California School Dashboard

LCFF Frequently Asked Questions

Local Control and Accountability Plan and Annual Update (LCAP) Template

Family Engagement Framework: A Tool for California School Districts, 2014

California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards, 2013

California Common Core State Standards: English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects, rev. 2013

California Common Core State Standards: Mathematics, rev. 2013

California English Language Development Standards, 2012

California School Accounting Manual

California School Dashboard

Local Control and Accountability Plan and Annual Update (LCAP) Template

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov

California School Dashboard: http://www.caschooldashboard.org

Policy LOS ANGELES COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION

adopted: April 21, 2020 Downey, California