NJB LCAP and Budget: Local Control and Accountability Plan
The Local Control and Accountability Plan or LCAP is a critical part of California’s new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). It is a three-year, district-level and NJB school plan that is updated annually. The plan describes the school district’s and NJB’s key goals for students as well as the specific actions (with expenditures) the district will take to achieve the goals and the means (metrics) used to measure progress.
The LCAP addresses the needs of all students, including specific student groups, and all districts must specifically address English learners, foster youth, and low-income students. In addition, the LCAP must address the state of California’s eight priority areas that include student academic achievement, school climate, student access to a broad curriculum, and parent engagement. Please note that the 2018-19 LCAP is currently being translated to Spanish and will post as soon as possible.
NJB has added a ninth priority that is aligned to the charter.
These nine priorities are the following:
Priority 1: Fully credentialed teachers and access to the CCSS materials and good facilities.
Priority 2: Implement Common Core content and standards.
Priority 3: Parent input in decision-making.
Priority 4: Achievement on standardized tests, API, share who are college and career ready, share of ELs becoming proficient, share of ELs reclassified.
Priority 5: Pupil engagement-school attendance rate and absenteeism rates.
Priority 6: School climate-suspension rates and surveys to determine sense of safety and school connectedness.
Priority 7: Access to a broad course of study.
Priority 8: Pupil outcomes in English, math, social science, science, visual & performing arts, health, P.E.
Priority 9: Develop responsible, respectful, and proactive citizens to become caretakers of our community, our state, our country, and our planet.
NJB builds the LCAP in a yearlong process that involves all stakeholders from the following meetings: parent townhall, ELAC, Steering Committee, staff, and surveys. Please see the attached timeline of our LCAP process.