Student Programs and Services

We need your input!

Every year, we have the opportunity to make changes and adjustments to our LCAP to better serve our students. Please fill out this survey online or pick up a copy at your school. We value your opinion!
SPAS LCAP 2016-17 Parent Survey

Students: We would like to know your opinion regarding the way we serve you and how we can do it better.
SPAS LCAP 2016-17 Student Survey

What is the Local Control & Accountability Plan (LCAP)?

In June of 2013 the Governor and Legislature of California changed school funding in some really important ways. The new model, known as the Local Control Funding Formula(LCFF), gives school districts and county offices much greater flexibility and to meet the needs of students in schools.

The new funding model also requires districts to create a 3-year plan called the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) that outlines how student achievement will be improved with a special emphasis on the needs of students who come from “low-income” homes, English Learners, foster, and homeless youth. County Offices must also develop a plan for expelled youth.

The Local Control and Accountability Plans must be written with input from students, parents, staff, and the community. The LCAP sets goals, outcomes, actions to be taken, improvements that should happen, and the budget to support the work.

The current LCAP identifies goals, action steps, and measures across ten (10) required priority areas:

  • Basic Services such as: Highly qualified teachers, sufficient instructional materials, and well maintained facilities
  • Implementation of the Common Core State Standards
  • Parent involvement
  • Student Achievement
  • Student Engagement
  • School Climate
  • Access to Rigorous Courses
  • Other student outcomes
  • Services for Foster Youth
  • Instruction of Expelled Students

If you would like more information about the Local Control Funding Formula or the Local Control Accountability Plan you can find informational videos at LCFF.WestEd.org.

Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) and District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC)

The Parent Advisory Committee is made up of the parents and students who participate in the Court and Community Schools Site Councils. The District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) is made up of parents of English Learners focused on improving support and outcomes for English Learner (EL) students. Their purpose is to help to develop and give feedback on the Student Programs and Services Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). Each year, the PAC and the DELAC will review the prior year’s LCAP, data from the previous year in areas identified for improvement, evaluate the progress of SPaS schools, and make suggestions for changes to the next year’s LCAP. Each spring, the new LCAP will be approved by the County Board of Education in June.