For more information about the Petaluma City Schools LCAP, or to provide feedback, contact Educational Services
The following information about the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and LCAP is found on the California Department of Education website:
The local control funding formula (LCFF) was enacted in 2013–14, and it replaced the previous kindergarten through grade 12 (K–12) finance system which had been in existence for roughly 40 years. For school districts and charter schools, the LCFF establishes base, supplemental, and concentration grants in place of the myriad of previously existing K–12 funding streams, including revenue limits, general purpose block grants, and most of the 50-plus state categorical programs that existed at the time. For county offices of education (COEs), the LCFF establishes separate funding streams for oversight activities and instructional programs.
As part of the LCFF, school districts, COEs, and charter schools are required to develop, adopt, and annually update a three-year Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) using a template adopted by the California State Board of Education (SBE). In addition, the SBE is required to adopt evaluation rubrics to assist LEAs and oversight entities in evaluating strengths, weaknesses, areas that require improvement, technical assistance needs, and where interventions are warranted on or before October 1, 2016. Subsequent revisions to the template or evaluation rubrics are required to be approved by the SBE by January 31 before the fiscal year in which the template or rubric would be used. The LCAP is required to identify goals and measure progress for student subgroups across multiple performance indicators.
The LCAP is developed with input from Petaluma City Schools community stakeholders at the District Leadership Team Meetings. The meetings are held from 6:00-7:30 PM in the Board Room at the PCS District Office. The meetings dates for the 2016-7 school year are:
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
For more information about these meetings or to provide input on the LCAP, contact Educational Services Secretary Loretta Bracco at firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 778-4619