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Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)

The state’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) replaced California’s finance system for K-12 schools. One result of this change was that school districts like ours receive additional funding based on the number of low-income, English learner, and foster youth that we serve.

Starting in the 2014-15 school year, school districts were required to produce Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs), which demonstrate how increased resources are linked to meeting the needs of all students. In tandem, the funding formula and accountability plans increase local decision making authority while also enhancing transparency and accountability.

Our parents, teachers, and students help determine our academic priorities in support of student achievement. Following the first year of our LCAP implementation, our District gathered additional input and the accountability plan was further refined for the 2015-16 school year. Among the highlights: the Board of Education decided to invest $5 million annually for the next three years to employ additional teachers with a focus on Visual and Performing Arts, which in turn provides classroom teachers with release time for collaboration.

The Board’s decision was a result of a years-long partnership in music education with the youth symphony. The Board's investment in the arts has drawn a number of accolades and honors. Most recently, the California School Boards Association honored our District with a Golden Bell award for exemplary programs in the arts.

2016-17 LCAP Update Q2

Click here to view the 2016-17 CVESD Local Control and Accountability Plan Update Q2 in English.

Click here to view the 2016-17 CVESD Local Control and Accountability Plan Update Q2 in Spanish.


Gathering Stakeholder Input Online: Last February, we invited our community members to share their thoughts about what we are doing well and where we can improve. We used Thoughtexchange® to assist our efforts in reaching more people. Thoughtexchange's group insight software and services allow communities to have meaningful and productive online conversations. This simple, open ended process ensures everyone can contribute, everyone learns from one another, and important ideas emerge. Learn more about our community's participation in this interactive process by clicking here.

  • Click here to register and participate in this interactive process in English.
  • Click here to register and participate in this interactive process in Spanish.

2015-16 Thoughtexchange Results

  • Click here​ to learn more about our 2015-16 Thoughtexchange results in English.
  • Click here to learn more about our 2015-16 Thoughtexchange results in Spanish.


Community Forums, Advisory Committee Meetings Help Strengthen Accountability Plan

Input participants

The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) represents a fundamental transformation of the way California allocates state funds to school districts and the ways the state expects districts to make decisions about the use of these funds. Conversations about the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) necessarily revolve around resource allocation and fundamentally target students’ classroom learning opportunities – particularly those of English Learners, students of poverty, and foster youth. The development of the LCAP is dependent on input of stakeholders including staff, employee representative groups, and community organizations

Background: The first LCAP Advisory Committee meeting was held in December 2014. The LCAP Advisory Committee reviewed progress towards goals and objectives on the current plan, made recommendations for changes, and helped shape the plan for the next school year. Six regional community forums about the LCAP were also held in the 2014-15 school year.

View the feedback provided at the forums by:

2017 Advisory Committee meeting dates:

January 26 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. ESSC Room F
April 6 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. ESSC Room F


2016-17 CVESD LCAP Goals



2016-17 LCAP Impact Highlights

Visual and Performing Arts: CVESD made an unprecedented $15 million investment in arts instruction, spread over three years. This also provide classroom teachers with release time for collaboration. The funding for collaboration while boosting arts instruction was hailed by classroom teachers and arts supporters alike as a “win-win.” The funding was embedded in the District’s LCAP.

Foster Students: Imagine being a child removed from birth parents and/or separated from siblings. Imagine keeping up academically, socially, and emotionally while transitioning to a new school, and foster parents. Then, repeating the experience. CVESD’s LCAP-funded social workers support our neediest students: foster youth. Social workers provide direct services to foster youth in individual, small group, or whole classroom settings.

Technology: As part of our LCAP-funded one-to-one initiative, more than $3.4 million was allocated to purchase and distribute Lenovo devices over a three-year period, so that by 2017-18 all students in grades 3-6 will have their own device to integrate technology during the school day. In addition, $454,500 was allocated to hire Technology Equipment Technicians to support each school with infrastructure, hardware, and software needs.

View a brief video by clicking here to learn more about CVESD's plan for enhancing services and support through the LCAP. To view a Spanish-language version of the District's LCAP video, click here.

View the Superintendent's Responses to LCAP Questions from DAC/DELAC and BAC, respectively.

Listen to our narrated presentations:

Additional resources:

View the Superintendent's "Virtual Forum" for additional information. View the District 2014-17 LCAP by clicking here. View the May 21, 2014 PowerPoint presentation to the Board here.

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