As part of the rollout of the new Local Control and Accountability Plan template, CSBA hosted a free training for school board members and other education leaders at its offices in West Sacramento on Monday, Feb. 25. More than 80 people turned out to learn […]
New LCAP template adopted, host of other topics discussed at State Board meeting
The streamlined new Local Control and Accountability Plan template should be easier both for local educational agencies to complete and use and for stakeholders to understand, California Department of Education and State Board of Education officials said upon the adoption of the new document at […]
Proposed LCAP revision, Dashboard changes highlight State Board meeting
With the new school year well underway, the State Board of Education turned its attention to proposed Local Control and Accountability Plan and California School Dashboard revisions at its Sept. 11 meeting in Sacramento. Statutory changes largely call for several user- and parent-friendly changes to […]
State Board adopts new requirements for districts in LCAP process
Interim changes are coming to the Local Control Accountability Plan template, but a much larger revision is likely still a few years out. As part of that process, the State Board of Education approved a new LCAP section at its January meeting. The revision is […]
Bolstering your district’s LCAP stakeholder engagement might not involve the term ‘LCAP’
When it comes to promoting meaningful community and student engagement and input, schools and districts might want to consider a jolting principle: Why even use the acronym “LCAP” when initially communicating with the audience? Do they know what it is and will using the term […]
What can principals do to make parents feel more welcome at their child’s school?
The Local Control and Accountability Plan is an exciting new development for local control and what we all hope will be equity. For the equity piece to work as planned, parents must step up to make their voices heard. This is also a time when we must ask, how can school leadership empower parent voices?