Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)

California's Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) was hailed as a historic and bold step when it was signed into law in 2013. The law created a new way of financing schools and was intended to provide both more local control over the use of funding and more equity. Local school districts were given the flexibility to determine how best to meet student needs and were entrusted with the responsibility to focus on increasing or improving services to three target populations that have historically been underserved and in need of additional resources: low-income students, English Learners, and foster youth. The new funding formula allocated supplemental and concentration grants for these three populations.

The LCAP is a three-year plan that describes the goals, actions, services, and expenditures to support positive student outcomes that address state and local priorities. Below is a list of eight priorities established by the state of California.

State Priorities

  1. Student Achievement
  2. Student Engagement
  3. Parent Involvement
  4. School Climate
  5. Common Core State Standards
  6. Course Access
  7. Basic Services
  8. Other Student Outcomes

How is a plan developed?

The development of the LCAP is dependent on the input of stakeholders including staff, employee representative groups, and community organizations. Community Forums and Advisory Committee Meetings help strengthen the Accountability Plan. Conversations about the LCAP necessarily revolve around resource allocation and fundamentally target students' classroom learning opportunities - particularly those of English Learners, students of poverty, and foster youth.

Gathering Stakeholder Input Online

Our District uses Thoughtexchange® to assist our efforts in reaching more people to gather input. Thoughtexchange's group insight software and services allow communities to have meaningful and productive online conversations. This simple, open-ended process ensures everyone can contribute, everyone learns from one another, and important ideas emerge. Last winter, 2,456 individuals participated in this important process.


  • Budget Advisory
  • B-LAC
  • District Leadership
  • Chula Vista Council of PTAs
  • LCAP Advisory
  • LCAP Stakeholder Community
  • Engagement Forum
  • ThoughtExchange Community Input
  • Meeting with Superintendent & Students Council President

Who benefits from the LCAP?

All students should benefit from a school district’s LCAP. School districts who receive additional funds to enhance services for low-income students, English Learners and foster youth should explain how their plan is meeting the needs of these target groups.

What goals are in this year's plan?

  1. Improve & Increase Access to Services that Support Social, Emotional, Physical Wellness and School Success
  2. Ensure Students Engage in Relevant, Personalized Learning Experiences
  3. Increase Parent Engagement
  4. Recruit & Retain the Highest Caliber Employees
  5. Students of all Grades & all Target Groups Will Demonstrate Increased Proficiency

LCAP 3-Year Plan

On June 16, 2021, the Board of Education approved the LCAP for 2021-22. On June 15, 2022, the Board of Education approved the Updated LCAP for 2022-23. These documents are located in the document container below.


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