LCAP

LCAP Public Hearing 

REACH Leadership STEAM Academy will hold a public hearing for the 2021-22 LCAP plan on Monday, June 14, 2021, at 5:30 pm. The meeting will go over plan highlights, goals, and LCFF funding allocations. The purpose of this hearing is to present a draft and provide an additional opportunity to stakeholders to give feedback on the plan. The final LCAP will be presented at the board meeting scheduled on Monday, June 21, 2020. Please see our calendar for information.

Update

Senate Bill (SB) 98, the Education Budget Trailer Bill, suspends the requirement to adopt a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) for the 2020-2021 school year. Instead, for the 2020-21 school year, local educational agencies (LEA) will submit a Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan. 

Creating the Budget

The creation of the budget is an annual process in which the Executive Director seeks feedback from staff, department heads, and the school community. The input from the budget is consolidated into a budget proposal that highlights all expected revenue sources which include any federal, state, and local sources. The budget must be approved by the REACH Leadership STEAM Academy governing board, in conjecture with the Learning Continuity and Accountability Plan (LCAP) before submission to our authorizing district, Riverside Unified. The authorizing district will review the budget and assess the local education agency’s fiscal solvency and provide any recommendations.

Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)

The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) drastically changed the method in which local education agencies in the state how schools are funded, established parameters on how schools would demonstrate results, and how they were meeting the needs of all students. Districts and local education agencies (LEAs) in the state of California have distributed funds based on the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). The LCFF calculator bases funding on the need of the district and local education agency, those that serve high-needs students receive more funds. High need students, low-income, students in foster care, and English language learners are identities as students that require additional academic and behavioral support to improve their student outcomes. Part of the LCFF takes into account an equitable stance on support. 

Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) Budget Overview for Parents

The LCFF Budget Overview for Parents is a template created by the California Department of Education (CDE) that highlights the LEA's budgeted expenditures and actuals from the previous and current academic school year. Parents are can view the funding sources via simplified graphs, charts, and narrative formats. This template also highlights the expenditures the LEA used to target the needs of their High Needs populations. 

Click here to view the most recent Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) Budget Overview for Parents 2021-22. 

CA School Dashboard 

The CA School Dashboard is an accountability tool that allows the public to see how schools are meeting the needs of students based on state and local priorities. Dashboard data is just one of many tools that local education agencies can use to follow the academic progress of all students. 

State Priorities: Chronic Absenteeism, Suspension Rate, English Learner Progress, English Language Arts, and Mathematics.

Local Priorities: Basic: Teachers, Instructional Materials, Facilities; Implementation of Academic Standards; Parent and Family Engagement; Local Climate Survey; and Access to a Broad Course of Study.

Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)

The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) is a requirement that outlines the local educational agencies’ goals, actions, and resources to meet its program goals and improve outcomes for all students. The LCAP and budget must be board approved since both documents support each other. 

Click here to view the most recent Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) for the 2021-22 academic school year.

 

LCAP Federal Addendum

The LCAP Federal Addendum Template must be completed and submitted to the California Department of Education (CDE) to apply for ESSA funding. LEAs are encouraged to review the contents of the LCAP Federal Addendum annually in conjunction with the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), as ESSA funding aligns with the strategic plan and budget justification listed in the LCAP. The LCAP Federal Addendum requires the LEA to address each provision for each program listed in the template unless the provision does not apply.

 

The conversations surrounding our LCAP

The LCAP process and document require the LEA to involve its stakeholders in creating and evaluating current goals, obtain recommendations, and help allocate concentration, supplemental, and other funding sources. The community is invited to participate via surveys, gatherings, and public comment during board meetings. Since much of the data found on the CA School Dashboard shapes our goals, the LEA is intentional in introducing and reiterating the importance of this tool to our teaching staff and parents. 

We acknowledge the value of parent and community involvement. It is currently a goal in our LCAP to continuously bring parents and the community together to participate in the shared governance of school operations and student outcomes. 

Click on the following icons to explore REACH's standing in academics and other measures.

 

Student & School Data Reports

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CA School Dashboard

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School Accountability Report Card (SARC) 

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