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Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs)

Local Control Funding Formula and Local Control and Accountability

The California 2013-14 Budget Act and related legislation made significant changes to our public school funding system. The legislation introduced the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) which simplifies the funding process and strengthens local accountability. Through the LCFF, local educational agencies (LEAs) receive funds based on local student demographics. The Legislative Analyst's Office Overview of LCFF includes an explanation of the new school funding system.

An important component of the LCFF is the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). LEAs will use the State-approved LCAP template to develop a plan that includes annual goals and actions that will be implemented to meet eight State priorities, and describe the related annual budget. The LCFF requires County Offices of Education to approve the LCAPs and budgets for districts within their county.

2020-21 Learning Continuity and Attendance Plans

Senate Bill (SB) 98 established that the LCAP and an annual update to the LCAP are not required for the 2020–21 school year and that the California Department of Education (CDE) shall not publish the California School Dashboard in December 2020 based on performance data on the state and local indicators. SB98 supersedes the requirement to develop and adopt an LCAP by December 15, 2020, which was established by Executive Order N-56-20 published in April 2020.

SB98 also separates the development and adoption of the Budget Overview for Parents from the development and adoption of the LCAP for the 2020–21 school year. The legislation also requires that the Budget Overview for Parents be developed and adopted by December 15, 2020. SB98 establishes California EC Section 43509 and the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (Learning Continuity Plan, LCP) requirements for the 2020–21 school year, including the requirement to post the plans to the district and county office websites.

View the adopted and sumitted Budget Overview for Parents reports.

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The following LCPs have been adopted by the local governing boards and submitted to TCOE, including the Tulare County Office of Education’s LCP.

Allensworth Alpaugh Unified Alta Vista
Buena Vista Burton Columbine
Cutler-Orosi Jt. Unified Dinuba Unified Ducor Union
Earlimart Exeter Unified Farmersville Unified
Hope Hot Springs Kings River Union
Liberty Lindsay Unified Monson-Sultana Jt. Union
Oak Valley Union Outside Creek Palo Verde Union
Pixley Union Pleasant View Porterville Unified
Richgrove Rockford Saucelito
Sequoia Union Springville Union Stone Corral
Strathmore Union Sundale Union Sunnyside Union
Terra Bella Union Three Rivers Union Tipton
Traver Joint Tulare City Tulare Jt. Union High
Visalia Unified Waukena Jt. Union Woodlake Unified
Woodville Union
County Office and Charter Schools
TCOE - Blue Oak Academy
TCOE - Court/Community Schools and AcCEL
TCOE - Eleanor Roosevelt Community Learning Center
TCOE - La Sierra Charter School
TCOE - Sycamore Valley Academy
TCOE - University Preparatory High School
TCOE - Valley Life Charter Schools
Alpaugh Unified - California Connections Academy @ Central
Alta Vista - Monarch River Academy
Burton - Summit Charter Academy
Lindsay Unified - Loma Vista Charter School
Porterville Unified - Butterfield Charter School
Porterville Unified - Harmony Magnet Academy
Porterville Unified - Porterville Military Academy
Sequoia Union - Sequoia Union Elementary Charter School
Stone Corral - Crescent Valley Public Charter School II
Tulare Jt. Union High - Accelerated Charter High School
Tulare Jt. Union High - Sierra Vista Charter High School
Visalia Unified - Charter Home School Academy
Visalia Unified - Global Learning Charter School
Visalia Unified - Visalia Charter Independent Study
Visalia Unified - Visalia Technical Early College High School

View the 2019-20 LCAPs.
View the 2018-19 LCAPs.
View the 2017-18 LCAPs.
View the 2016-17 LCAPs.
View the 2015-16 LCAPs.
View the 2014-15 LCAPs.

2020-21 Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) Prompts

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires state educational agencies to determine school eligibility for comprehensive support and improvement (CSI). Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) with schools that meet the criteria for CSI must partner with stakeholders to locally develop and implement a plan to improve student outcomes. The County Office of Education (COE) also plays a role in providing technical assistance and support to LEAs within its county that serve schools that meet the criteria for CSI. LEA plans for CSI support are included in the LCAP. In 2020, districts did not complete an LCAP due to COVID-19, so the CSI plans were done in CSI Prompts.

The following CSI Prompts have been submitted to TCOE, including the Tulare County Office of Education’s Prompt.

California Connections Academy @ Central Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified
Dinuba Unified Ducor Union
Exeter Unified Farmersville Unified
Monson-Sultana Joint Union Porterville Unified
Tulare County Office of Education Tulare City Schools
Visalia Unified

For additional information, please contact Martin Frolli at or call (559) 739-0319.

Tulare County Office of Education
Leadership Support Services
Martin Frolli, Administrator
P.O. Box 5091, 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93278-5091
phone: (559) 739-0319 · · fax: (559) 739-0310