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Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan, LCAP, and LCFF Resources for School Districts

Updated Templates

Existing law requires the State Board of Education to adopt templates for purposes of the local control and accountability plans and annual updates. Existing law requires a school district, county office of education, and charter school to include the information reported in its learning continuity and attendance plan as part of the annual update to the local control and accountability plan for the 2021–22 school year.

The Annual Update Template, LCAP Template, and Expenditure Tables have been approved.

State and Local Indicators

What state and local data do we use for 2021-22 LCAP development?

In the absence of state and local indicators within the California School Dashboard, Local Education Agencies (LEAs) will use available state and local data and stakeholder input to inform the review of progress for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years by:

  • Identifying needs.
  • Identifying metrics, baselines, and desired outcomes for goals.
  • Determining whether actions identified as contributing to the increased or improved services in the 2017-2020 LCAP were effective as expected, as applicable. 
Where can I find data for the state and local indicators?

  • More information can be found here.
  • SDCOE developed an Alternative Metrics resource to support districts and schools in identifying, collecting, and monitoring data points that provide critical information regarding the transition to, and implementation of, distance learning in their local contexts.The metrics focus on the following essential categories:
    • Access to distance learning
    • Support for family and student well-being
    • Engagement in learning
    • Access to social-emotional learning and support
    • Communication structures and processes
    • Mitigating learning loss
What data are not available at the state level?

Assessment results used to produce the Academic Indicator and the English Learner Progress Indicator (ELPI) were not available in 2020, due to the suspension of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) and English Language Proficiency Assessments of California (ELPAC). 

Chronic abseenteeism rates for 2019-20 were determined not reliable and comparable. Therefore, these data are not reported for the 2019-20 school year. LEAs collect absentee data locally.

SB 98 established California Education Code Section 43509 and the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (Learning Continuity Plan) requirements for the 2020-21 school year, which requires districts to collect distance learning data to: 

  • Document daily participation.
  • Complete weekly engagement records that document synchronous and asynchronous instruction and track assignments for each student.
  • Develop re-engagement strategies for students who are absent 3 days or 60 percent of the instructional day. 
This local data provides much more data than would have been reported in a chronic absenteeism rate.

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2020-21 Professional Learning Opportunities

Putting It All Together (PIAT)

Our 2020-21 Putting It All Together series is designed to bring together district and charter school leaders to focus on just-in-time information and connect it to key actions and strategies for students' success and improvement in Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan and Local Control and Accountability Plan development. 

January - June 2021 Local Control and Accountability Plan Professional Learning Series

The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) is committed to supporting our Local Education Agencies (LEAs) in developing and maximizing the impact of their Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAPs). SDCOE provides services and professional learning opportunities in alignment with California Department of Education updates, accountability requirements, and the 2021-22 LCAP template. Please sign up via OMS using the links below. Thank you! Series will be held via Zoom.

LCAP 101

This free workshop is developed for anyone who is new to the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). During the session, participants will learn about important timelines, the LCAP template, and review local SDCOE approved LCAPs.  

New! LCAP Annual Update

Our team, in collaboration with Business Advisor Amanda Davis, has added a new workshop based on completing the Annual Update. This workshop targets support for LCAP leads and business personnel. Please sign up via OMS using the link below, and the Zoom information will be emailed to you.

Deeper Learning Series - Measuring and Monitoring Engagement (MTSS, SEL, Mental Health)

This year we were pleased to offer a 3-part series that focused on measuring, monitoring, and creating actionable LCAP goals for social-emotional and mental health for pupils and staff. Participants focused on implementation by identifying discrete actions and developing an action plan for the 2021-22 school year. 

Feel free to explore the resources below.

Charter School LCAP Support

Please join us for our upcoming Charter School LCAP Series. These sessions will provide targeted guidance on developing and completing your LEA's LCAP.

March 11: Completing your Annual Update, planning for and implementing data collection, and maintaining strong stakeholder engagement.

April 8: Data collection and completing the first draft of your LCAP.

May 6: Preparing for your final draft.