At Lake Elementary, our work is driven by the goals outlined in a three-year strategic planning document called the LCAP, Local Control Accountability Plan. The LCAP is an important part of California's Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), established in 2014. The LCAP describes how school districts intend to meet annual goals for all students, with specific activities to address state and local priorities.
Eight State Priority Areas – The eight areas for which school districts, with parent and community input, must establish goals and actions:
- Basic Services: Providing all students access to fully credentialed teachers, instructional materials that align with state standards, and safe facilities
- Implementation of Common Core Standards: Implementation of California’s academic standards, including the Common Core State Standards in English- language arts and math, Next Generation Science Standards, English language development, history-social science, visual and performing arts, health education and physical education standards
- Parental Involvement: Parent involvement and participation, so the local community is engaged in the decision-making process and the educational programs of students
- Student Achievement: Improving student achievement and outcomes along multiple measures, including test scores, English proficiency and college and career preparedness
- Student Engagement: Supporting student engagement, including whether students attend school or are chronically absent
- School Climate: Highlighting school climate and connectedness through a variety of factors, such as suspension and expulsion rates and other locally identified means
- Course Access: Ensuring all students have access to classes that prepare them for college and careers, regardless of what school they attend or where they live
- Other Student Outcomes: Measuring other important student outcomes related to required areas of study, including P.E. and the arts
School surveys, School Site Council meetings, and PTO meetings have provided opportunities for input regarding the Eight Priorities. The Board of Trustees is tasked with collecting stakeholder input, identifying priorities for inclusion in the plan, and approving an annual budget to support the plan. The process below has been developed to ensure multiple opportunities for parents, staff, students, and community members to provide feedback on the plan. After receiving input from stakeholders, the Board of Trustees make the final decision on what our District priorities will be.