The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) is a three-year strategic plan that reflects engagement from parents, teachers, students and other stakeholders. Each year stakeholders have opportunities to provide input on how the district should use the state funding allocated through the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) to support the success of all students in the district.
The LCAP requires that the district identify goals, explain what actions and services we will provide to meet those goals, and report the estimated and final expenditures associated with these actions and services. In addition, the LCAP identifies how the district will measure annual progress toward these actions and services and what outcomes we expect to see over three years. The final LCAP is posted to the FSD website and each year FSD must submit an Annual Update to report progress on LCAP goals.
WHAT IS THE 2021-2022 DISTRICT BUDGET? (This section includes the proposed expenditure plans for specific Federal and State funding streams allocated to all districts to supplement efforts to mitigate student learning loss experienced as a result of COVID-19)
BUDGET OVERVIEW FOR PARENTS
The LCFF Budget Overview for Parents is a communication tool that provides an overview of FSD’s state, local and federal funding sources as follows:
2021-2022 LCFF Budget Overview for Parents (linked here)
California’s 2021-22 Budget Act, the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, and other state and federal relief acts have provided all Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) with a significant increase in funding to support students, teachers, staff, and their communities in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and to address the impacts of distance learning on students. Depending on when a COVID-related funding source was allocated, it will be reflected in the 2021-2022 LCAP, and/or the Supplement for the Annual Update to the 2021-2022 LCAP, which will be approved by the Board by February 28, 2022.
Expenditure plans for funding allocations that require the use of stakeholder input in the development of the plans are listed below:
The 2021 Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) grant was allocated to be used during the 2021-2022 school year and the Summer of 2022. This funding was allocated to districts to implement a learning recovery program for at least the students included in one or more of the following groups: low-income students, English learners, foster youth, homeless students, students with disabilities, students at risk of abuse, neglect, or exploitation, disengaged students, and students who are below grade level, including, but not limited to, those who did not enroll in kindergarten in the 2020–21 school year, and other students identified by certificated staff. To develop the expenditure plan for this funding, the Fullerton School District used stakeholders' input gathered during the 2021-2024 LCAP planning process as well as parent, teacher and staff input gathered by principals in July and August, 2021 to specifically inform the development of this plan. This approved plan can be found below.
2021-2022 Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Plan (linked here)
FSD Board Approved: May 11, 2021
The 2021 Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief III (ESSER III) grant is being allocated to FSD through the American Rescue Plan to address the impact of COVID-19 on student learning by implementing prevention and mitigation strategies for learning loss and the safe opening and operation of schools for in-person learning. Funds can be used for approved expenditures incurred March 13, 2020 to September 30, 2024. Like the LCAP and ELO plan, the ESSER III plan must reflect input from FSD stakeholders. The FSD ESSER III plan expands on stakeholder feedback gathered through the ELO and LCAP planning processes, and also includes input gathered from local civil rights groups specific to the ESSER III planning.
In particular, the ESSER III funding requirements to mitigate learning loss and ensure safe, in-person learning directly align with existing strategies outlined in the FSD 2021-2022 ELO plan as well as each of the goals and a significant number of actions and services committed to in the FSD 2021-2022 LCAP. The ELO and LCAP strategies reflect a significant amount of stakeholder feedback collected between August, 2020, to August, 2021, from multiple groups, and multiple sources, including: parents from each school, teachers, staff, students, employee bargaining units (FETA, CSEA), the Director of Student Services and Special Education, site administration, district administration and community members. Feedback was gathered from multiple sources, including LCAP Stakeholder Advisory Committee meetings, DELAC, Champions for Learning, school site leadership, parent advisory group meetings (PTA, ELAC), parent surveys, student surveys and Listening Tour participants which included parents, community members, teachers, staff and students. In addition to using all of this feedback to inform the ESSER III plan, FSD also gathered input from local civil rights groups, and this feedback is also reflected in the plan.
FSD Board Approved: October 12, 2021
OCDE Board Approved: November 17, 2021
Other Expenditure Plans Requiring Stakeholder Input and Board Approval:
The 2021-2026 Educator Effectiveness Block Grant (EEBG) provides funding to schools through the California Department of Education to be used over five years for professional learning and to promote educator effectiveness for certificated and classified staff who work directly with students. Funding allocations are determined by staffing counts for both certificated and classified during the 2020-2021 school year. Fullerton School District will be receiving $2,714,850 to be used between the 2021-2022 and 2025-2026 school years.
Examples of allowable use of funds include coaching, programs that improve literacy instruction and language acquisition, practices to reengage students and accelerate learning, strategies to promote the social-emotional health and well-being of students, school climate. The plan must reflect input from teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals and classified staff who work directly with students.
2021-2026 Educator Effectiveness Block Grant (EEBG) -linked here
Presented to the Board at a Public Hearing on November 16, 2021
Board Approval will be requested on December 14, 2021. The meeting will start at 6 p.m.
WHAT ARE FSD'S 2021-2024 LCAP GOALS?
During the 2021-2024 school years, the district will be focused on the following goals:
Goal #1: All students will demonstrate proficiency or growth toward proficiency in ELA and Math.
Goal #2: District will ensure access to high quality digital tools, resources, personalized learning technology and professional learning to ensure that all students have opportunities to access engaging online instructional resources and can demonstrate digital and informational literacy skills required for college and career success.
Goal #3: All District departments and school sites will work to provide a safe and secure environment that promotes the physical, social and emotional health and well-being of all staff and students.
Goal #4: Promote engagement of all parents by creating a culture of inclusion through open and effective lines of communication and by providing families meaningful opportunities to support and celebrate student learning and cultures.
To find out what actions and services will be implemented to reach these goals, please see the full LCAP below in the next section.
WHAT GOALS AND ACTIONS DID OUR PREVIOUS LCAPs INCLUDE?
Due to COVID-19 conditions, the LCAP was not required for 2020-2021 and state testing was cancelled:
Senate Bill (SB) 98 established that the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) and Annual Update are not required for the 2020/2021 school year and that the California Department of Education (CDE) shall not publish the California School Dashboard in December 2020 based on performance data on the state and local indicators. SB 98 supersedes the requirement to develop and adopt an LCAP by December 15, 2020, which was established by Executive Order N-56-20, which was published in April 2020.
THE LEARNING CONTINUITY AND ATTENDANCE PLAN (LCP)
Instead, another plan called the Local Continuity and Attendance Plan (LCP), was required. The LCP documents the efforts the district will take in 2020/2021 to:
LCP Approved 9/22/2020 (linked here)
LCP School Board approval timeline is as follows:
September 8, 2020 – Public Hearing
September 22, 2020 – Approval of LCP
COVID-19 Operations Written Report
Executive Order N-56-20 requires that FSD complete a written report to explain the changes to program offerings that have been made in response to school closures, the major on students and families, and a description of how FSD is meeting the needs of our English learners, foster youth, and low-income students.
The COVID-19 Operations Written Report must be adopted with the FSD budget which is due on or before July 1, 2020. The FSD Board of Trustees approved the FSD COVID19 Written Operations Report (linked here) on June 23, 2020.
WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT THE LCAP PROCESS?
Questions about the FSD LCAP can be directed to:
Dr. Jenel Edlund (Lao)
Coordinator, Educational Services