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Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)

The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) is a 3-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. 


The Budget Overview for Parents is a communication tool that provides an overview of  FSD’s state, local and federal funding sources as follows: 

  • Total projected general fund revenue to include Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) supplemental and base funding
  • All other state and federal funds, and Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) funding
  • Total budgeted expenditures for high needs students
Presented to Board: May 11th, 2021
Public Hearing: June 8th, 2021
FSD Board Approval:  June 22, 2021
Final OCDE Approval: August 20, 2021
Supplement to the 2021-2022 Annual Update to LCAP

California’s 2021–22 Budget Act, the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, and other state and federal relief acts have provided 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. The Supplemental Update is a one-time mid-year report required of districts to provide information to the Board and community related to engagement on, and implementation of, these Acts, and the impact on the Budget Overview for Parents provided in the 2021-2022 LCAP.  In addition, the district was required to provide mid-year updates on expenditures, implementation and available metrics related to the 2021-2022 LCAP actions and services. An overview of all of this was presented to the Board on February 8, 2022. 


One-Time COVID-19 Funding Plans (updated November 2021)

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. 



ESSER III Plan (linked here)

FSD Board Approved: October 12, 2021

OCDE Board Approved: November 17, 2021


Updated 12/3/2021




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)

Board Approved December 14, 2021





FSD goals generally stay the same from year to year, but how we are working to achieve those goals evolves to ensure we are providing services that meet the needs of all students.


During the 2021-2024 school years, the district will be focused on the following four goals. You can read more about the actions and services FSD plans to provide to meet these goals in the full 2021-2022 LCAP document which is posted below in the next section:


Goal #1 (pages 50-64): All students will demonstrate proficiency or growth toward proficiency in ELA and Math.


Goal #2 (pages 65-70): 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 (pages 71-77): 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 (pages 78-84): 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.




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.



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:

  • Provide continuity of learning
  • Address the impact of COVID-19 on pupils, staff, and the community
  • Provide classroom-based instruction and distance learning
  • Support students who have experienced learning loss due to school closures
  • Support students’ mental health, and social/emotional well-being
  • Provide school nutrition for students attending school in-person and through distance learning
  • Provide professional development for teachers and staff to support distance learning and social distancing practices


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.






LCAP Executive Summary 2019-20:



Questions about the FSD LCAP can be directed to:

Dr. Jenel Edlund

Coordinator, Educational Services


(714) 447-7400