​Local Control Accountability Plan

All Local Education Agencies (LEAs) - School Districts, County Offices of Education, and charters - are required to produce an LCAP, demonstrating how the LCFF funds are linked to meeting the needs of all students.

The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) is Discovery's three year plan for how it will use Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) funding to serve all students, including English learners, low-income students, and foster youth. The LCFF is California's new funding formula for determining the level of state funding provided to school districts. The formula increases funding to improve the learning outcomes for state-identified target groups of students including English Learners, Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Students, Students with Disabilities, and Foster Youth/Homeless Youth.

2019-2020 Discovery LCAP Documents

2019 - 2020 DCS LCAP Documents - Approved by the DCS Board of Directors on Thursday, June 6, 2019

Click on each file name to view or download the PDF file.


2018-2019 Discovery LCAP Documents


2018- 2019 Discovery LCAP - Approved by the DCS Board of Directors on June 7, 2018 [click to view or download]


2018- 2019 Discovery LCAP Federal Funding Addendum - Approved by the DCS Board of Directors on Dec. 13, 2018 [click to view or download]


2018-2019 Discovery LCAP Infographic and Snapshot [click to view or download]


2018-2019 Discovery LCAP Executive Summary [click to view or download]


Older Discovery LCAP Documents


2017-2018 Discovery LCAP - Adopted June 8, 2017 (click to view or download)


2016-2017 Discovery LCAP

Goal 1  DCS will increase parent engagement    (2016-2017 accomplishments)
  • -Quarterly Parent Training on Common Core and other topics of interest
  • -End of Quarter SHOWCASE of learning (selected grades)
  • -RTI Conference at the beginning of the year
  • -EL Parent meetings four times a year
  • -Monthly Coffee Chat with Principal
  • -GATE parent meeting
  • -Monthly meeting with Foster parent
  • -Translated services have been provided in all key meetings
  • -Documents are translated to primary language before sending them home
  • -Event Coordinator that coordinates parents meetings
  • -Refreshments and child care at all parent meetings and work shops
  • -FISH (Family Involvement and Service Hours)

                                                                                                                                                                                                    TOTAL COST: $32,385

Goal 2:  DCS will provide support services to Foster Youth and Families, English Learners (EL's) Low Income students, and GATE students
  1. RtI – Additional support for Tier III students and CELDT students on ILE before school
  • Coordinator
  • Paraprofessional to support
  • Full Time ELL Aide for small group support
  • Full Time Behavior Specialist to provide mentorship to Foster Youth
  • Professional Development for Certificate and Classified Staff working with target groups
  • Establish a budget for GATE for opportunities for afterschool GATE
  • Establish a budget for MESA (travel, advisors and supplies)                                                                           TOTAL COST: $250,934
Goal 3:  By 2017-2018 DCS will improve attendance and increase access to services for students and families that support social, emotional and physical wellness for school success
  • Incentives and recognitions for both students and families
  • Enhance communication on the impact attendance has for both child and school
  • Home visits and parent meetings
  • Sunday messages to remind parents and students to come to school early
  • Weekly attendance monitoring
  • School-wide character education program (Master Barry, Drama Kids, Malashock)
  • Continue to pupil supervisors at the two crossings without Safety Patrol coverage

                                                                                                                                                                                        TOTAL COST:  $8,139

Goal 4:  Develop and provide instruction that cultivates a 21st century learning environment
  • STEAM Coordinator hired
  • VAPA (Drama, Art, Dance, Engineering, Coding, Master Berry)
  • On going Professional Development in STEAM integration and assessments, units of study, and project based learning
  1. National Science Teacher Association National Conference
  2. California Mathematics Council Annual Conference
  3. Computer Using Educators National Conference
  4. FutureNOW!EDU Conference
  5. Visable Learning Conference with John Hattie
  6. Principal Leadership Institute
  • Project Based learning with the BUCK Institute
  • Design Thinking
  • Defined STEM for STEAM Units of Study aligned to CCSS and NGSS w/differentiation
  • Teachscape to guide administrative application for ongoing teacher evaluation
  • Year One of Three Year Technology Plan implemented
  • School and PTC funding partnership for 21st Century Learning classroom furnishings
  • Units of Study and Project Based Learning instructional resources
  • School funding partnership with PTC for field trips to support instruction K-8                                              TOTAL COST: $399,965
Goal 5:  Students will have access to instructional materials aligned to the integration of CCSS and NGSS
  • Eureka Math K-8th grades
  • Additional math manipulatives
  • NGSS aligned STEAM leveled non-fiction for ELs
  • Upgrade/align 2nd Ed. FOSS Kits to NGSS aligned 3rd Ed. FOSS Kits

                                                                                                                                                                                                 TOTAL COST:  $64,000

Goal 6:  Students in all grades (including all target groups such as Low income, English Learners (ELL's) and Foster Youth) will demonstrate increased proficiency on State and DCS created assessments, as measured by the following data:

  • By 2018, 80% of all grades K-1st students will score Met on the Local Measures (LM) assessment in reading
  • By 2018, 80% of all grades 2nd-8th grade will score College and Career Ready on the LM assessment in reading
  • By 2018, 80% of all grades K-2nd grade students will score Met on the LM assessment math
  • By 2018, all students will read at grade level by the end of grade 5th grade
  • By 2018 the academic progress of each English Learner will increase by 1 level on the CELDT each year and the rate of reclassification will be 15% annually.

By 2018, all students in grades 3nd-8th will improve on average of at least 5% annually on the CAASPP.

  • Professional development and training on data analysis and student achievement
  • Licensing for web-based computer programs that include universal screening, student progress management, differentiation, foundational skills, etc.
  1. ALEKS Math
  2. STAR Math
  3. Reflex Math
  4. First in Math
  5. Achieve 3000
  6. Imagine Learning
  7. Brain POP
  8. Reading Plus and Lexia Core
  9. Learning A-Z with Headsprout
  1. Ongoing staff and grade-level meetings including the following topics:
  1. Gatekeeper based on data
  2. Individual student conferencing with teachers for the purpose of goal-setting
  3. Visible Learning and how we can measure student success
  4. In-depth CAASPP training on how to best utilize block testing for student success
  5. Restorative Practice                                                                                                                   Total Cost:  $59,942