With each of California’s 1,000 school districts required to adopt their first Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), as mandated by the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), The Education Trust—West and a coalition of more than 30 partner organizations from across the state including California State PTA launched the LCAP Watch website to create more public transparency around school district plans.
“Under LCFF, parents play an important role in deciding how their district spends state funds to serve all students,” said Valerie Cuevas, Interim Executive Director of The Education Trust—West.
“We know that well-informed, engaged parents make a vital difference in helping students and schools succeed,” said California State PTA President Colleen A.R. You. “PTA is committed to helping every parent across California get access to their district’s LCAP.”
LCAP Watch serves as a public repository for LCAPs. You can view existing plans or add your school district’s plan. The website also features additional resources that offer best practices for addressing a number of the state’s priority areas, including school climate and student engagement, for example.
Take a look and get engaged today!
PTA members and parents are encouraged to share your school district’s LCAP by adding it to the database. Be sure to visit www.capta.org/lcff for more great resources to share with your members, families and school leaders.