Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAP)

The finance system for K-12 education in the state of California is known as the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). One of the major components of the LCFF is the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), which is a three-year plan that describes the goals, actions, services, and expenditures to support student outcomes that address local and state priorities.

The 10 state priorities are as follows:

  • • Basic Services
  • • Implementation of State Standards
  • • Parental Involvement
  • • Pupil Achievement
  • • Pupil Engagement
  • • School Climate
  • • Course Access
  • • Other Pupil Outcomes
  • • Expelled Pupils (county offices of education only)
  • • Foster Youth (county offices of education only)

The local priorities are determined through the LCAP process that includes input from the community.

2020-2021 LCAP

Due to COVID-19, California enacted Senate Bill 98, which established that the LCAP and the annual update to the LCAP are not required for the 2020-21 school year. For this year, the LCAP is replaced by the Learning Continuity Plan (LCP), also known as the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan.

Learning Continuity Plan (LCP)

The Learning Continuity Plan (LCP) combines the intent of the LCAP while providing information for how student learning continuity will be addressed in the midst of the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. The LCP is intended to balance the needs of all stakeholders, including educators, parents, students, and community members. Stakeholders are involved in the development of the LCP through public meetings.

District LCAPs

Under the LCFF, all the local educational agencies in San Joaquin County must create an LCAP which must be reviewed and approved by the San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE).

The LCAPs from San Joaquin County's 14 school districts and more information about district LCAPs can be found on the San Joaquin County K-12 Districts LCAP webpage. The LCPs for the 2020-21 school year will be posted here when they become available.


The SJCOE has its own process to engage the community and create LCAPs for SJCOE programs and schools. More information about the process as well as current LCAPs can be found on the SJCOE LCAPs webpage. The LCPs for the 2020-21 school year will be posted here when they become available.

Links to LCAPs for independent charter schools authorized by the SJCOE can also be found on the SJCOE LCAPs webpage.

More about LCAP and the LCFF



California Department of Education Local Control Funding Overview