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2015 Process

Read below for information and or click here for the webpage with materials from the LCAP process last year (2014-2015 school year).

2015 LCAPs

San Rafael City Schools (SRCS) conducted an in-depth, targeted and multi-layered engagement process this year. This engagement process included multiple opportunities to review the LCAP and to provide feedback on the plans to support all students in SRCS to graduate college and career ready. 

A large majority of our engagement this year was to move from several goals for multiple initiatives to five aligned goals. This goal alignment involved a thoughtful stakeholder engagement process that involved central office leadership, site principals, teachers, parents, students and community. This process culminated in the creation of five shared LCAP goals for both the elementary and high school districts that are directly aligned with the district goals. These shared goals are also directly aligned to the school board's goals, and as such, promote a common focus and commitment districts-wide. See the goals listed below.

Click here to read the full summary.

Approved 2015 LCAPs

The final versions of the Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAP) for 2015-2018 were approved by the SRCS Board Meeting on June 24, 2015. 


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Distrito Escolar Primario - Español Distrito Escolar Secundario - Español

2015 LCAP Goals

Goal 1 - Student Learning

Each student receives rigorous instruction and support and are held to high expectations so that they can foster critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication skills in order to master the Common Core State Standards while continuing and be college, career and community ready.

Goal 2 - Staff PD
Provide all staff with differentiated professional development with a focus on collaboration and alignment so that they are able to maximize student learning and achievement. 

Goal 3 - Finance and Resources
Manage our resources responsibly, transparently and in alignment with District goals and priorities so that the District is able to focus its efforts to move the needle for student success.

Goal 4 - Community Engagement
Develop and implement highly effective two-way systems for communication between the District and its stakeholders so that there is increased awareness about, participation in, and support for decision-making about the Districts' goals.

Goal 5 - Culture and Climate
Establish effective systems and a welcome environment that allow staff, students and families to feel safe and included so that they can participate fully in student learning and the school community.




In 2013 a new era of school finance in California was signed into law. The new funding model is known as the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). It reshapes school funding and aims to improve achievement for all students.

LCFF, and its counterpart, the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) — are anchored by the notion that California must do better for its underperforming students, who in fact make up a sizable portion of the state’s school-age population. The LCFF significantly changes the funding formula for school districts, as it identifies categories of students requiring greater resources: 1) students who qualify for free or reduced priced meals, 2) students who are English Learners, and 3) foster youth. 

School districts must create a three-year Local Control and Accountability Plan to describes how they intend to meet annual goals for all students, with specific activities to address state and local priorities identified.

2016-19 LCAPs Approved

At its meeting on June 29, 2016, the SRCS Board of Education approved the ESD and HSD 2016-19 LCAPs. Click below to download the documents.

*Final translations are being made to the Spanish documents and will be posted shortly. 

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LCAP PAC Meeting on June 6

SRCS's LCAP Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) held its most recent meeting on Monday, June 6, 2016 from 6 - 7:30 pm at Bahia Vista Elementary's Multipurpose Room (125 Bahia Way). It was an open meeting to the public. At this meeting, our draft Elementary School District and High School District 2016-19 LCAPS were shared.

June 6 PAC Meeting Agenda- ENGLISH    SPANISH

Questions to the Superintendent 

At this meeting, participants had the opportunity to submit questions to the superintendent. Click here to find the responses to the questions.

2015-16 Engagement Process

Our entire SRCS community is integral to shaping our plans for continued success and growth. As such, we want to brief you on our LCAP engagement plan for the 2015-16 school year. 

This year, the stakeholder engagement is all about implementation. We will focus on the data, what we have learned and a strong implementation schedule. Through out work, we will be create a refined priority list of what can be accomplished in the next 3-5 years. 

Screen Shot 2016-01-29 at 2.59.43 PM.pngThe center of our engagement work this year will be our LCAP Stakeholder Engagement Taskforce, with supporting efforts. Please click here for a flow chart, which helps illustrate our process. 

The Taskforce is comprised of representatives for parents, teachers, students, labor management, Board members, community members and administration. The purpose of the LCAP Taskforce is to review data, monitor progress, provide feedback on plans for broader engagement and develop recommendations for and feedback on updates to the LCAP. This group will meet several times through the remainder of the school year. The Taskforce conclusions will be incorporated into the draft LCAPs and reviewed by the Parent Advisory Committee.

Additionally, as part of our engagement work we will be conducting: Join the Conversation sessions and surveys for staff; student focus groups; input sessions with labor management; and will be leveraging existing committees.

If you have any questions or feedback, please contact superintendent@srcs.org or 415-492-3233. 

Stakeholder Engagement Taskforce: Jan. 26 Meeting

The Stakeholder Engagement Taskforce kicked off its work on January 26, 2016. 

Future Taskforce meetings are at the District Office at 3:45 pm on:

  • Wednesday, February 24
  • Wednesday, March 9
  • Tuesday, April 5

Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)

2015-2016 LCAPP PAC Meeting Agendas & Minutes



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Glossary of Terms

Defining Terms / Definiciones de términos

The acronyms "LCFF" and "LCAP" are tossed around frequently, but what do they mean and where do they come from? Read on to learn more! 

What is the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)?
California's 2013-14 Budget Act included landmark legislation that greatly simplifies the state's school finance system. The changes introduced by the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) represent a major shift in how California funds Local Educational Agencies (LEAs). For nearly 40 years, California has relied on a system that included general purpose funding (known as revenue limits) and more than 50 tightly defined categorical programs to provide state funding to LEAs. Under LCFF, California funds school districts, charter schools, and county offices of education equally per student with adjustments based on grade levels and demographic characteristics. LCFF replaces complexity in favor of equity, transparency, and performance.

What is the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)?
Complementing the changes to state funding made by the Local Control Funding Formula is a newly required Local Control and Accountability Plan. The LCAP is LCFF's vehicle for transparency and engagement. It is the way that LEAs are expected to share performance data, needs, actions, and anticipated outcomes that guide the use of available LCFF funding. LCAPs are three-year plans, updated annually.

Las siglas "LCFF" y "LCAP" se escuchan con frecuencia, pero ¿qué significan y de dónde vienen? ¡Siga leyendo para saber más!

¿Qué es la Fórmula de Financiación de Control Local (LCFF)?
La Ley de Presupuesto 2013-14 de California incluye legislación histórica que simplifica enormemente el sistema financiero escolar del estado. Los cambios introducidos por la Fórmula de Financiación de Control Local (LCFF) representan un movimiento importante en la forma en que California financia a las Agencias Locales de Educación de California (LEA). Durante casi 40 años, California se ha basado en un sistema que incluía una financiación de propósito general (conocido como ingresos límites) y más de 50 programas categóricos bien definidos para proporcionar los fondos estatales a las LEA. Bajo LCFF, California financia los distritos escolares, escuelas y oficinas de educación del condado igualmente por estudiante con ajustes basados en los niveles de grado y características demográficas. LCFF reemplaza complejidad a favor de la equidad, la transparencia y el rendimiento.

¿Qué es el Plan de Responsabilidad y Control Local (LCAP)?
Como complemento de los cambios realizados en la financiación estatal por la Fórmula de Financiación de Control Local hay un Plan de Responsabilidad y Control Local necesario. El LCAP es el vehículo de LCFF de transparencia y compromiso. Es la forma en que se espera que las autoridades educativas locales compartan los datos de rendimiento, necesidades, acciones y resultados anticipados que guían el uso de los fondos LCFF disponible. Los LCAP’s son planes de tres años y se actualizarán anualmente.




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The California Department of Education and WestEd have partnered to create short informational videos about California's NEW Local Control Funding Formula for Schools.  Learn more by viewing each short video.






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