The Briggs School District Board of Trustees adopted the 2016-19 Local Control Accountability Plan at the June 8, 2016, board meeting.
This plan was first developed last year through input from staff, parents, students and community members. The LCAP is a three-year plan that is updated each year. It describes the District’s goals, actions, services and expenditures that support student growth.
BESD has done significant work to engage stakeholders in the LCAP process. Through that work which included analyzing data, the 2016-2019 LCAP builds upon the successful work outlined in the first LCAP adopted last year. For the 2015-2016 school year and the following two years, the changes put in place build upon the initiatives that have been successful at furthering student outcomes. Some of the proposed adjustments for next year include:
- Increasing resources to support new academic content standards implementation including teacher training, instructional materials and technology support
- Purchasing new student furniture for 21st Century learning
- Increase parental involvement opportunities
- Additional intervention support for struggling learners
- 1 to 1 technology upgrades
- Providing more mental health counseling and support
- Hire a school nurse 1 day a week
- Increase out of school enrichment opportunities
- Implementation of a new district-wide assessment and student progress monitoring system
- Providing academic summer school for students at-risk
Background on LCAP/LCFF
California state law determines the system for funding public schools. State leaders largely decide how much money is available to schools each year as part of the state budget process. In 2013, California adopted a new formula for determining how much money each school district gets, called the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).
School Boards decide how to use the funds, but under the new system they must get input from their local communities. They also have to tie their budgets to improvement goals by creating a Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). The plan is a three-year plan that must be updated each year. It must include both goals for the school district and for each numerically significant subgroup (30 or more students for all subgroups except foster youth which is 15 or more). The plans must specify the actions a school district will take to achieve these goals and be aligned with the district’s annual budget.
School districts are also required to solicit input from employees, bargaining units, parents, students and community members in crafting the LCAP. In addition, the LCAP must include annual goals in eight areas in three categories:
Conditions of Learning
- Teachers are appropriately assigned and fully credentialed; students have access to standards-aligned instructional materials; and school facilities are maintained and in good repair
- Implementation of State Board Education adopted academic content standards
- Student enrollment in a broad course of study including all subject areas
- Pupil achievement including standardized tests, college and career readiness, English learner proficiency and reclassification, Advanced Placement exams, and Early Assessment Program
- Other student outcomes in all subject areas
- Parent involvement, input in decision making and participation in programs for unduplicated pupils and students with special needs
- Pupil engagement, attendance, chronic absenteeism, dropout and graduation rates
- School climate, suspension and expulsion rates, safety and school connectedness