Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) = Excellence through Equity
The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) was adopted in California for public education in 2013. This plan allocates funds based on specific student needs and allows maximum flexibility at the local district level.
As part of LCFF, school districts now develop, adopt and update a three-year plan called the LCAP. Part of the development of the LCAP includes garnering input and feedback from community stakeholder groups, staff, parents and students. The LCAP has eight components that are identified here from the California State PTA website.
The LCAP plan is the roadmap of the Excellence through Equity plan approved by the SMMUSD Board of Education in 2016. The Board of Education and district leadership under the direction of Superintendent Dr. Ben Drati are working to achieve educational and extracurricular access and equity for all students.
LCAP Annual Update 2019-20
LCAP Annual Update 2018-19
LCAP Annual Update 2017-18
Three-Pronged Approach to Equity through Excellence: Superintendent Dr. Ben Drati, August 2017
State of Our Schools presentation: Superintendent Dr. Ben Drati, Spring 2017
LCAP Plan Update 2017-2020
LCAP Three Year Plan Update 05/31/17
LCAP Three Year Plan
- All graduates are socially just and ready for college and careers
- English Learners will become proficient in English while engaging in a rigorous, culturally and linguistically responsive standards-aligned core curriculum
- All students and families engage in safe, well-maintained schools that are culturally responsive and conducive to 21st century learning
Extraordinary achievement for all while simultaneously closing the achievement gap.
We make decisions and allocate resources with “students first” in mind.
We meet our students where they are and provide the necessary resources and attention to make all students successful.
We engage students in meaningful, rigorous and relevant educational experiences where they are inspired, supported, challenged and motivated.
We are stronger when we collaborate, dialogue and listen to each other in a civil, productive way, to improve outcomes for our students.
We respect and value our diverse student and staff population as an integral part of our learning community.
We work and dialogue with each other in a respectful manner, setting the example for our students of how civil discourse leads to positive outcomes.
District Priorities 2016 - 19
Provide inclusive, engaging and culturally-responsive Tier I instruction to our diverse, PreK-12 student population.
Align our curriculum to the California standards.
Work in highly-effective teams to support teaching and learning.
Integrate College and Career Readiness, Technology and 21st Century Skills throughout the curriculum.
Implement an ethnic studies/American culture curriculum such that all high school students have a common academic experience prior to graduation.
Implement a set of early warning indicators aligned to multi-tiered, systematic responses.
Human Resources Development
Recruit a highly-qualified staff that mirrors our student demographics.
Retain staff by providing a positive work climate, recognition and effective evaluations.
Collaborate with SMMCTA, SEIU, and other partners to build staff capacity.
Support and develop effective school and district leadership through coaching.
Include anti-bullying and social-emotional supports within the curriculum.
Strengthen health and wellness services to our students.
Create positive school climate and school connectedness.
Develop systems that support positive student behavior and implement restorative means of correction.
Resource and Facility Management
Develop a long-term facility plan.
Ensure facilities are safe, sustainable and well-maintained.
Prepare our school communities for emergencies and disasters.
Attain and maintain a balanced and fiscally-responsible budget.
Parent and Community Partnerships
Engage families meaningfully to support student learning with an emphasis on historically under-represented parents.
Communicate news and information to staff, parents and the community.
Collaborate with city, education, business and philanthropic partners.
Provide quality customer service throughout the district.