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Alameda Unified Begins New Three-Year LCAP Process

Since 2013, all public school districts in California have been required to submit three-year Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAP) to the state Department of Education.

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These LCAPs describe the goals, actions, services, and expenditures a district will use to support positive student outcomes and align with state and local priorities. They also provide opportunities for districts to share their stories of how, what, and why programs and services are selected to meet their local needs.

LCAPs also are required to detail how “supplemental” and “concentration” grant funding will be utilized. These grants are essentially extra funds that are meant to be used to serve “unduplicated” students—low-income, English-learning, or foster youth.

All school districts receive supplemental funds in proportion to the number of unduplicated students in their districts. Concentration grants go only to districts with more than 55% unduplicated students. Unlike many surrounding districts, AUSD receives no concentration grant funding, as fewer than 55% of its students are considered unduplicated.

AUSD facilitates review of the LCAP process through a number of committees, including the Community Advisory Committee, School Site Councils, PTAs, English Learner Advisory Committees, and employee groups.

This year, AUSD will be submitting a new three-year plan that aligns with the new Strategic Plan. The district held a series of listening sessions last fall. This spring, it will hold another series of meetings for the Community Advisory Committee. These meetings are open to the public, and AUSD is especially looking for people who can attend all five meetings and then be liaisons with their school communities.

The Community Advisory Committee will be meeting five times over the next several months. On February 6, the committee will receive an overview of the prior three-year LCAP. On March 19, it will review data related to the LCAP. On April 16, the committee will review the draft goals for the new three-year LCAP, and on May 21, it will hear about draft actions. On June 4, the committee will review the final version of the new LCAP. The final LCAP will be presented to the Board of Education in June.

The February and May meetings will be held in person at the District Office (2060 Challenger Drive), from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The March, April, and June meetings will be held online via Teams, also 6 to 7:30 p.m.

For more information, visit AUSD’s LCAP web page.

Susan Davis is the Senior Manager of Community Affairs for the Alameda Unified School District. Reach her at [email protected].

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