Local Control & Accountability Plan (LCAP)
The Local Control and Accountability Plan or LCAP is a critical part of California’s new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). It is a three-year, district-level plan that is updated annually. The plan describes the school district’s key goals for students as well as the specific actions (with expenditures) the district will take to achieve the goals and the means (metrics) used to measure progress.
The LCAP addresses the needs of all students, including specific student groups, and all districts must specifically address English learners, foster youth, and low-income students. In addition, the LCAP must address the state of California’s eight priority areas that include student academic achievement, school climate, student access to a broad curriculum, and parent engagement.
The 2019-2020 LCAP highlights the continued successes at Columbia Union School District while also addressing the academic, intervention, enrichment, and behavioral needs of students. Highlights of the plan include:
- Continuing to support teacher professional development in curriculum and behavioral supports
- Continuing academic and behavioral interventions for our students through the use of instructional technician supports
- Continuing counseling support for our students
- Continuing support for our music program
- Continuing support for family nights in academic areas
- Continuing support for increased student access to technology
- Continuing the support of a special education teacher providing services in an inclusive environment
- Continuing support for greater engagement and activity on the playground
- Continuing support for art instruction for students in a before/after school environment
- Continuing support for the implementation of the recommendations from the School Safety Parent Advisory Committee
- Providing attendance and behavioral incentives for students • Providing quality instructional coaching for teaching staff
- Adding summer school and after school learning opportunities for students.
Goals & Priorities
Increase student achievement in English language arts, math, science, and history/social sciences.
Increase student access to and fluency with instructional technology.
Improve the quality and diversity of reading, math, and behavioral intervention support for identified students.
Maintain visual and performing arts instruction for Columbia students.
Increase student engagement.