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SDCOE Local Control and Accountability Plan

​​​​The San Diego County Office of Education's Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) is based on the Board of Education goals and strategic objectives, state priorities, and input from staff, students, families, and the community. The LCAP is the County Office's plan for supporting students who attend our Juvenile Court and Community Schools (JCCS) and special education schools. 

SDCOE serves our county's most vulnerable students by providing educational services to minors incarcerated in Juvenile Court detention facilities and camps, students referred as high-risk or on probation, and students with disabilities.

Each year, the draft LCAP is presented to the San Diego County Board of Education in May with the opportunity for public input through June. The final LCAP is approved by the board at the June meeting and then submitted to the state for final approval.  

2020-2023 LCAP

The process for creating the 2020-2023 LCAP that will guide SDCOE’s work for the next three years is in progress. Community forums were held in January throughout the region to gather input from parents/guardians, students, community members, and staff on what we should do to ensure our students succeed in school and in life. If you were unable to attend a meeting, but would still like to provide input, please submit your thoughts to

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Governor of California issued Executive Order No. N-56-20 that extends the deadline to complete the 2020-23 LCAP to Dec. 15. A condition of that extension is that each LEA is required to complete a written report that explains the changes to program offerings that have been made in response to school closures to address the COVID-19 emergency and the major impacts of the closures on students and families.

This report was available for public comment from May 15 through June 10, and was adopted by the Board of Education at the June 10 meeting, the same meeting in which the board adopts the annual budget due July 1, 2020. 

  • COVID-19 Operations Written Report for San Diego County Office of Education, JCCS and Special Education Schools (English)  (Spanish) - Adopted June 10, 2020
  • Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (English)  (Spanish) - Adopted Sept. 9, 2020; Last Updated Nov. 4, 2020

2019-20 LCAP Update

2017-20 LCAP

Download the 2017-20 LCAP for the 2019-20 school year in English and also the Spanish LCAP version.

Also included in the 19-20 LCAP are:

About the 2017-20 LCAP

The three-year, static LCAP (2017-20) is reviewed by stakeholders and adopted by the San Diego County Board of Education following public hearings in May and June each year. 

The goals for the 2017-20 LCAP are:

  1. Ensure excellence in teaching and learning so each student is prepared to succeed in college and career.
  2. Cultivate stakeholder engagement to support excellence in each student's success.
  3. Develop coherent and transparent systems for operational excellence to support each student’s success.
  4. Support the integration and transition of students who are at-risk, expelled, English learners, and foster youth to be prepared to succeed in college and career.

The County Board of Education receives regular updates on the progress of the LCAP goals.

Previous LCAPs Available for Review

2017-20 LCAP 


The 2017-20 LCAP update for 2018-19 was approved by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction in September 2018. The 2017-20 LCAP in Spanish is also available. The SDCOE LCAP summary for 2018-20 is available in English and Spanish


SDCOE's 2017-20 LCAP approved in 2017 for the 2017-18 school year is available in English and Spanish.

2016-17 L​​CAP

SDCOE LCAP Background

In 2013, the State of California adopted a new funding system, known as the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), which provides a uniform funding level for every student in California with additional revenue to serve students with the greatest needs such as our students who are English learners, children from low-income families, and foster youth.

Under the new formula, school districts must create an LCAP that sets goals for student achievement and describes how the district will use its budget to achieve those goals, paying particular attention to traditionally underserved student populations. In developing these plans, districts must get input from parents, staff, students and the community.

The LCAP includes annual goals aligned to the eight state priorities specified by state officials: student achievement, student engagement, other student outcomes, school climate, parental involvement, basic services, implementation of California Standards, and course access.​​