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.
Our charter schools each have their own LCAP:
LCAP Community Input Meetings
We cordially invite you to our annual Local Control Accountability Plan meetings with the community. The LCAP is a tool for local educational agencies to set goals, plan actions, and leverage resources to meet those goals to improve student outcomes. The purpose of these meetings is to gather everyone together, review our LCAP goals and determine how we can best enhance the services we as a district provide to students. Your shared thoughts and ideas will add to the types of services we put in place. You can access the LCAP 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.