As school districts throughout the county complete their
Local Control and Accountability Plans for the upcoming school year, the San
Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) is in the process of reviewing them.
Personnel from the SDCOE’s Learning and Leadership Services
and Business Services Division are in the process of reviewing all 42 school
district plans with a focus on the instructional and financial components. Teams of employees are working together to calibrate the review
Once the review process is complete, the county
superintendent of schools will notify districts of the approval of their plans.
“People have been really thoughtful with what they’re
focusing on in their plan,” said Jean Madden-Cazares, senior director of
district and school improvement for SDCOE.
Many of the plans focus on professional learning, strategic
interventions and best practices to support student learning to reach their
district goals, Madden-Cazares said.
“Because the County Office is reviewing all of these plans,
we’re going to know what it is that our districts are focusing on and therefore
be able to provide customized support that is aligned to their areas of focus,”
The Local Control and Accountability Plan, also known as an
LCAP, is part of the annual budget-planning process. It’s intended to develop a
performance-based plan based upon the needs at a local level that will better align academic plans with spending plans.
The plans identify goals and include annual metrics to measure
progress towards achieving these goals for all students and for targeted
student groups. The plans must include the eight state priorities that identify:
basic services, implementation of state standards, course access, pupil
achievement, other pupil outcomes, parent involvement, pupil engagement and
To learn more about the plans, visit SDCOE’s LCAP page.