Local Control Accountability Plan
Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan FOR DISTANCE LEARNING
Senate Bill 98 (SB 98) established the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (Learning Continuity Plan), which is intended to balance the needs of all stakeholders, including educators, parents, students and community members, while streamlining meaningful stakeholder engagement and condensing several preexisting plans. The Learning Continuity Plan replaces the LCAP for the 2020–21 school year and supersedes the requirements in Executive Order N-56-20. This plan is intended to memorialize the planning process that is already underway for the 2020–21 school year. All LEAs, which includes school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools are required to complete the Learning Continuity Plan.
Extension of 2020 LCAP Deadline and Adoption of COVID-19 Operations Report
Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-56-20 extending the deadline for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to adopt the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) and budget overview for parents until December 15, 2020 and requiring that LEAs complete the COVID-19 Operations Written Report. This report is to explain the changes to program offerings that the District has made in response to school closures to address the COVID-19 emergency, the major impacts of such closures on students and families, and a description of how the District is meeting the needs of its unduplicated students (students who are socioeconomically disadvantaged, English Language Learners, and students who are homeless or foster youth). The FUHSD COVID-19 Operations Written Report was adopted by the FUHSD Board on June 16, 2020 with the District’s budget. The Written Report was then submitted to the Santa Clara County Office of Education in conjunction with the submission of the adopted annual budget and posted on the District website.
Budget Overview for Parents
California Education Code (EC) Section 52064.1 requires each school district, county office of education (COE), and charter school to develop the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) Budget Overview for Parents in conjunction with the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) by July 1 of each year. Senate Bill (SB) 98 added EC Section 43509, which changed the adoption date for the Budget Overview for Parents for the 2020-21 school year. For 2020-21, local governing boards or governing bodies are required to adopt and submit the Budget Overview for Parents on or before December 15, 2020, in conjunction with the LEA's first interim budget report.
On July 1, 2013 State of California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a new formula for how California public schools will be funded beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. This law is the most significant change to school district funding in past decades and makes fundamental changes to how state revenues are allocated to schools. When fully implemented the new formula will allocate educational funds based on the demographic profile of the students a district serves and will allow maximum flexibility at the local level.
At the core of this change is the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) that allows for greater local control and decision-making. The LCFF provides additional resources for students with the greatest needs including low income, English language learners, and foster youth. The formula also requires that school districts align their goals and actions with their budget and expenditures. Each of these areas --- appropriate resource allocation and aligning our actions with our budget --- has long been of paramount importance to the Fremont Union High School District.
As part of the LCFF, school districts are required to engage parents, students, teachers, administrators, and other school personnel to develop, adopt, and annually update a three-year Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The LCAP describes how the district will spend funds and outlines the goals for improving student outcomes in accordance with eight priorities set by the State of California.
The new state funding formula and accountability plan will not change the existing and enduring commitment of the Fremont Union High School District to educate capable, caring, contributing citizens for life. These new state requirements allow us to build upon our dedication to involve all stakeholders to provide the best possible education for our students.
Each year, a new LCAP is prepared. Multiple meetings took place throughout FUHSD in anticipation of the LCAP for the 2019-2020 school year. The District's most recent LCAP was approved by the Fremont Union High School District Board of Trustees in June 2019.
Should you have any questions or comments regarding the LCAP, please contact Trudy Gross, Associate Superintendent, at firstname.lastname@example.org.