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Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)

Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)

The LCAP is an important component of the Local Control Funding Formula ( LCFF). Under the LCFF, all Local Educational Agencies (LEA) are required to prepare an LCAP, which describes how they intend to meet annual goals for all pupils, with specific activities to address state and local priorities identified pursuant to EC Section 52060(d).
LCAP Stakeholder meetings were held throughout the 2017/2018 school year, in both Orange Cove and Reedley, to provide updated information regarding student achievement and implementation of the 2017/218 LCAP.   All students, parents, staff, and community members are invited to attend any and all of these meetings.  

In addition, LCAP regulations call for districts to hold “review and comment” meetings with two parent groups. The superintendent will respond in writing to comments received during these two parent meetings. The parent groups and the dates for each meeting were:
  • District Advisory Committee (DAC): May 24, 2018 
  • District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC): May 24, 2018
Questions from the District Advisory Committee and District English Language Advisory Committee meetings on May 24, 2018 - with response from Superintendent.

Goal 1 - Basic Services

Referring to Percentage of misassigned teachers and vacancies metric - 0%

Does this include teachers on internships?

MIsassigned teachers are those who are teaching a class outside of the provisions of their credential.  For example, a teacher could be assigned to teach a math class, but only has a credential to teach English. A vacancy is a classroom where no permanent teacher has been hired.  The class is being taught by a substitute teacher. Teachers participating in an internship are teaching while continuing their education to receive a credential. Interns are assigned appropriately and are not considered to be teaching outside the provisions of their credential, by State Ed Code.

Goal 3 - English Learners

Is the English Learner Group going to serve as a consultant next year?

That decision has not yet been determined by the Curriculum and Instruction Department.

Goal 4 - Co-Curricular

May we add a Biliteracy Seal goal?

The answer depends on the intent of this question.

If this question is asking “May we add a seventh goal to the current six goals for our district’s LCAP?”, the answer is no.  The current six goals are aligned with the state priorities and represent an attempt to meet the needs of the whole child.

If this question is asking “May we add an additional metric to set a goal for Biliteracy Seal participation?”, the answer is no.  The extensive metrics in the LCAP are what is required by the California Department of Education. KCUSD currently has no plans to add additional local metrics to the LCAP.  KCUSD sets local goals at the district level for closer monitoring of student academic and behavioral achievement.

If this question is asking “May we add a Biliteracy Seal goal to our district level goals?”   The answer is yes. This would be an appropriate goal at the district level.

Goal 5 - Safe Environment

Is there a possibility of having a full time social worker at each site?

At this time, KCUSD plans to continue the practice of assigning social workers to multiple sites.

Goal 6 - Parent Involvement

Is there an option of having a parent survey to be taken online?

KCUSD has considered this idea and has decided to continue to use a paper/pencil survey due to the high percentage  of families who do not have home internet access.

What is being done to increase parent participation?

KCUSD is reviewing the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (federal) to ensure we are meeting these new guidelines. Additionally, the current offerings of the KCUSD Parent Academy are under review to consider if any changes are needed.

The final draft of the KCUSD LCAP was presented  on June 12, 2018 and was approved by  KCUSD Board of Trustees during the regularly scheduled board meeting on June 26, 2018. LCAP was submitted before June 30, 2018 to Fresno County Superintendent of Schools and is expected to be approved by August 31, 2018.