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Local Control Accountability Plan and Other Expenditure Plans

What is the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)?

The LCAP is an important component of the Local Control Funding Formula. Under the LCFF all LEAs 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).


What are the 8 state priorities that must be addressed in the LCAP?

State Educational Priorities for LCFF (California Ed Code 52060)

1. Basic Services

a. Appropriately assigned teachers

b. Access to standards aligned instructional material

c. Facilities are maintained and in good repair

2. Implementation of California State Standards

3. Parental Involvement

a. Seek Parent Input

b. Promote Parent Participation

4. Student Achievement

a. Performance on Standardized Tests

b. API scores

c. College A- G and Career Readiness

d. English Learners moving towards English Proficient

e. English Language Reclassification Rates

f. Advanced Placement Pass Rate

g. Participation and college preparedness in the Early Assessment Program

5. Student Engagement

a. Attendance Rates

b. Chronic Absenteeism Rate

c. High School Dropout Rate

d. High School Graduation Rate

6. School Climate

a. Pupil Suspension Rate

b. Pupil Expulsion Rate

7. Course Access

8. Other Student Outcomes

a. Pupil Outcomes in English, Math, Social Sciences, Science, Visual and Performing Arts, Health, and PE


Who approves the LCAP and for how long?

By July 1 of each year, the governing board of each school district shall adopt a local control and accountability plan (LCAP) using a template adopted by the State Board, effective for three years with annual updates. It will include the LEA’s annual goals for all pupils and for each subgroup in regard to eight state priorities and any local priorities, as well as the plans for implementing actions to achieve those goals.


What are the current goals in South Pasadena Unified’s LCAP?

Goal 1:  Enable Greater Achievement for All Students

Goal 2:  Offer State-of-the-Art Curriculum & Instruction

Goal 3:  Provide Parent Engagement Opportunities

Goal 4:  Provide Facilities that Support Educational Excellence


What is the timeline for revision of the LCAP each year?

Time of Year

Stakeholder Involvement


Leadership Team Annual Update Review and Input Sessions

SSC Review and Input Sessions

Early Spring

TASP Stakeholder Annual Update Review and Input Session

CSEA Stakeholder Annual Update Review and Input Session

Late Spring

Student Advisory Committee Annual Update Review and Input Session

Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) Annual Update Review and Input Sessions

DELAC Annual Update Review and Input Sessions

Early Summer

1st June Board Meeting: Public Hearing at Board Meeting with First Draft. The public has the opportunity to provide comments about the LCAP: its goals, actions, and expenditures.  

2nd June Board Meeting: Final Draft Review and Approval

LCAP Public Review and Comment


The South Pasadena Unified School District is required to notify members of the public of the opportunity to submit written comments regarding the specific actions and expenditures proposed to be included in the Local Control and Accountability Plan. (Education Code 52068(a)(3))


Written comments may be submitted by emailing [email protected]