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Introduction to Local Control and Accountability

AUSD wants your input on the Local Control Accountability Plan


California's Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) provides greater flexibility to Districts to use funds to improve student outcomes.  LCFF allocates funding for all students and additional funding for English learners, foster youth, and students identified as socio-economically disadvantaged.

An important component of LCFF is the development of the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).The LCAP is a planning and accountability tool that highlights the district’s goals, actions and services, and expenditures within a fixed three-year planning cycle.  In developing the LCAP, Districts must implement activities to address the following state priorities: basic services; implementation of state standards; parent involvement; pupil achievement; pupil engagement; school climate; and ourse Access; and other pupil outcomes.

Albany Unified School District’s LCAP is aligned with the three goals of the District’s Strategic Plan:

  1. Assess and Increase Academic Success.  
  2. Support the Whole Child.
  3. Communicate and Lead Together.

The LCAP includes the following information:

  • Plan Summary: A review of District performance including greatest progress, greatest needs, and performance gaps
  • Annual Update: An analysis of expected versus actual performance on annual measurable objectives as well as an analysis of expected versus actual budget expenditures.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: A description of how, when and with whom consultation occurred as well as the impact of those consultations.  The District uses data found on the California School Dashboard to solicit input regarding student needs.
  • Goals, Actions, and Services
  • Demonstration of Increased or Improved Services for Unduplicated Students (students identified as English learners, economically disadvantaged, and foster youth).
  • NEW for the 2019-2020 School Year: The LCAP must also include an LCFF Budget Overview for Parents.

Stakeholder Engagement

The District is currently gathering input from parents, teachers, students and community members to inform the development of the LCAP.  In addition to scheduled meetings with stakeholder groups, input will again be gathered through a four question online survey (completing the survey should take no more than 20 minutes). Follow the links to view AUSD’s CA School Dashboard (you can also access school level Dashboard data) and complete the LCAP Online Survey (open until May 20, 2019).


NEW for the 2019-2020 School Year: Parents, guardians, and community members are invited to attend an LCAP Input Meeting on Wednesday April 3 at Cornell Elementary School (MPR) from 6:00pm-7:30pm.  Come and receive an orientation to the CA School Dashboard, review the Actions and Services in the current LCAP, and provide input to inform the development of the LCAP.

For more information about the Local Control Accountability Plan and the process for stakeholder engagement, please click on Stakeholder Engagement.

Thank you for your commitment to the students of Albany Unified School District!