The California Legislature’s creation of the Local Control Funding Formula five years ago has shifted how local school districts receive from funding that was based on grade levels and demographic characteristics to a focus on increasing and/or improving services and programs for students for low-income, English Learner and foster students.
A component of the LCFF is for each school district to create a strategic plan called the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) that outlines goals, actions and services to support the eight state priorities. Following a number of informational community meetings and an input survey accessible to all District stakeholders through the PSUSD website, the District’s LCAP was modified for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 year. The revised LCAP plan incorporates feedback and input provided by stakeholders to make changes in the areas of the Board of Education’s LCAP goals which include:
- Academic Achievement: All students will graduate high school prepared with the academic and technical skills necessary for college and career success.
- Parent and Community Partnerships: Palm Springs Unified School District will collaborate with families and our local communities to ensure all students are actively engaged in learning and connected in meaningful ways to their school community.
- Safe and Secure Environment: Palm Springs Unified School District will provide students with a clean, healthy, physically and emotionally safe learning environment.
- Highly Qualified Staff: Human Resources to ensure highly qualified staff in all positions.
The Board of Education will vote on the LCAP on June 26 at its 6 p.m. meeting in the Board Room at 150 District Center Drive, Palm Springs. A public hearing was held earlier this week.
The proposed LCAP is posted on the District’s website here.
The plan outlines progress and gaps as a result of implementation of 2017-18 LCAP improved and increased services during this school year. Comments on the 2018-19 plan can also be submitted via this link.