• What is an LCAP?

    In 2013, California adopted a new formula for deciding how much money each school district gets, called the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). School districts will decide how to use the funds, but under the new system, they must get input from their local communities. They also have to tie their budgets to improvement goals by creating a Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).

    Our LCAP has three main goals, and here are a few things that we are doing to support each of those goals:

    Goal 1: SRCS will provide student-centered teaching and learning opportunities by increasing programs and services that maximize student growth toward meeting or exceeding standards with an emphasis on the areas of English Language Arts and Math.

    Goal 2: SRCS, in partnership with our community, commits to developing safe, inclusive, culturally responsive learning environments to promote social-emotional wellness and address the physical needs of students, families, and staff. 

    Goal 3: SRCS commits to providing high-quality, relevant staff development that promotes professional growth and collaboration to increase student engagement.

    2023-24 SRCS Elementary and Secondary LCAP

    LCAP and Budget Roadshow Presentation

    Our charter schools each have their own LCAP:

    2023-24 Cesar Chavez Language Academy LCAP
    2023-24 Santa Rosa Accelerated Charter School LCAP
    2023-24 Santa Rosa Charter School for the Arts LCAP
    2023-24 Santa Rosa French-American Charter School LCAP

    LCAP Community Input Meetings

    In February, SRCS held several LCAP Community Input Meetings to assess district objectives and identify strategies for improving student services. Your input has been consolidated into key themes and ideas. 

    We warmly invite you to a follow-up LCAP Meeting to hear these themes, gather any additional feedback you wish to share, and stay updated on the district's LCAP progress. You can access the LCAP Follow-up meeting calendar below:

    Share your thoughts by taking the LCAP survey

    Did you know that your input helps influence our school district's priorities and spending? Every year, Santa Rosa City Schools and other districts throughout California conduct surveys of students, staff, and parents in order to create our LCAP. Our surveys not only provide input for the LCAP but also for the district and schools to understand student, staff, and parent perceptions about school. These perceptions are linked to academic outcomes, so it’s beneficial to know what your students are experiencing in our schools and classrooms.

    The survey is usually taken in January. Check back here for more information.

    What is a SPSA?

    The Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) is a site plan created by a school team including the principal, teachers, parents, community partners, and, where applicable, secondary school students. The SPSA is a tool for school sites to prioritize particular programs and strategies that will best serve their students, families, and the community. It lays out each school’s plan for achieving its goals, and discusses the connection between the school's goals and actions, and the District's Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), which lays out goals for the entire district.

    Links to each site's SPSA will be available soon! See the Our Schools web page for links to each school.

    State guidelines require that the SPSA must:

    • Identify site-specific achievement goals based on a variety of student performance data.
    • Describe specific instructional strategies to accelerate student learning.
    • Describe the ways in which student progress will be monitored on a regular basis.
    • Identify interventions for students not achieving.
    • Determine the necessary professional development for staff.
    • Delineate strategies for parent communication and engagement.
    • Reflect estimated costs and funding sources.
    • Involve consultation with other site advisory groups.

  • Do you have questions or comments?

    For questions or comments related to Santa Rosa City Schools' LCAPs, email us at
    Please put "LCAP" in the subject line. Thank you!