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2016 LCAPs

San Rafael City Schools conducted an in-depth, targeted and multi-layered engagement process in 2016. This engagement process included multiple opportunities to review the LCAP and to provide feedback on the plans to support all SRCS students to graduate college and career ready. 

A large majority of our engagement this year focused on implementation of the initiatives under our five goals. Sharing progress on the implementation of goals involved a thoughtful stakeholder engagement process which included the community, students, parents, teachers, staff, site principals and central office leadership. This process also centered around the work of the LCAP Stakeholder Taskforce, which was made up of representatives from all stakeholder groups. They collaborated to conduct a review of district-wide, budgeted “Top Ten Instructional Initiatives” for each district.

See the goals listed below.

Click here to read the full summary for 2016.

Approved 2016 LCAPs

The final versions of the Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAP) for 2016-2019 were approved by the SRCS Board of Education on June 29, 2016. 

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Click here for an archive of materials and information from 2016 LCAPs.

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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Click here for an archive of materials and information from 2015 LCAPs.

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.

LCFF | LCAP

Background

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 make up a sizable portion of the state’s school-age population. The LCFF significantly changes the funding formula for school districts; 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 LCAP to describes how they intend to meet annual goals for all students, with specific activities to address state and local priorities.

Approved 2017 LCAPs

The final versions of the Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAP) for 2017-2020 were approved by the SRCS Board of Education on June 28, 2017. 

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2016-17 Engagement Process

Our entire SRCS community is integral to shaping our plans for continued success and growth. In 2016-17, the stakeholder engagement was all about implementation, with a focus on the data and determining if the actions and services in our LCAP are increasing student achievement and success. 

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

The Taskforce was comprised of representatives for parents, teachers, students, labor management, Board members, community members and administration. The purpose of the LCAP Taskforce was to review data, monitor progress and develop recommendations for and feedback on updates to the LCAP. This group met several times through the school year. The Taskforce feedback was incorporated into the draft LCAPs and reviewed by the Parent Advisory Committee.

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

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

PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC)

SRCS has a Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) to consult, review and comment on the District’s Local Control Accountability Plan. The PAC meetings are designed specifically for SRCS parents to give input on on the goals, actions and services in SRCS’ LCAP, as well as feedback on our overall engagement process. 

All PAC meetings are open to the public. Meeting agendas and minutes will be posted on this webpage as they become available. Unless otherwise noted, all PAC meetings will take place in the San Rafael High School Library from 6 - 7:30 pm
 

2016-2017 LCAP PAC MEETING AGENDAS AND MINUTES

MEETING DATE AGENDAS MINUTES
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May 31, 2017  ENGLISH     SPANISH At the meeting on May 31, PAC participants asked and submitted questions to the Superintendent. Click here to view the document with the questions and answers.

 

 

LCAP Stakeholder Taskforce

SRCS has a LCAP Stakeholder Taskforce to review data, monitor progress and develop recommendations for and feedback on updates to the LCAP. The Taskforce is comprised of representatives for parents, teachers, students, labor management, Board members, community members and administration.

All Taskforce meetings are open to the public. Meeting agendas and minutes will be posted on this webpage as they become available. Unless otherwise noted, all Taskforce meetings will take place in at the Central Services Office (310 Nova Albion Way) from 6 - 7:30 pm

2016-2017 LCAP TASKFORCE MEETING AGENDAS AND MINUTES
 

MEETING DATE AGENDAS SUMMARY NOTES
February 2, 2017 Agenda Summary Notes
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April 24, 2017 Agenda Summary Notes

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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.

 

SCHOOL FUNDING UNDERGOES MAJOR REFORM

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Ten Key Questions and Answers:  EdSource

Preguntas y Respuestas Clave En Español

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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.

 

WHAT IS THE LOCAL CONTROL FUNDING FORMULA?

WHAT MAKES LCFF DIFFERENT AND BETTER?

WHAT SHOULD LOCAL EDUCATION AGENCIES (LEAs) DO NOW?

PERFORMANCE BASED BUDGETING AND PLANNING

Eight State Priorities