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 State Board of Education (SBE) approved standards for the local indicators that support a local educational agency (LEA) in measuring and reporting progress within the appropriate priority area.
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.