As part of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), school districts, COEs, and charter schools are required to develop, adopt, and annually update a three-year Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).
The LCAP must focus on eight areas identified as California’s educational priorities as well as its own local priorities. The eight areas of specified state priorities are intended to encompass the key ingredients of high-quality educational programs. The plan must describe the overall vision for students, annual goals and strategic actions needed to achieve the goals. In formulating the plan, each school district/county office must engage parents, employees, educators and the community in developing these plans.
The Plan must demonstrate how the budget ensures alignment of projected spending and services to support the achievement of the goals. Each year the plan must provide data on how well the plan meets the overall goals and the goals for each numerically significant student subgroup.
The following is a timeline for LCAP approval:
April 15- The Site Council will be reviewing the Draft Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) at their next meeting .
May 14 - The revised plan will then be presented to the board for comments at the May 14 board meeting.
May 15-June 3 - A final draft will then be posted for public comment until the Special Board Meeting in June to approve the LCAP.
June 4- Public Hearing regarding the LCAP and District Budget
June 18 The Board approves the LCAP
The State requires the board to approve the LCAP before the regular budget meeting which is scheduled for June 18 where the district budget is approved by the board.
The Sonora School Board is seeking “Parent “ and “Community” representatives to serve a four-year term on the Citizens Oversight Committee. The purpose of the Citizens' Oversight Committee (COC) is to inform the public concerning the expenditures of bond revenues. The committee normally meets on a quarterly basis. An interested citizen would need to be a parent who has a child in the school or a person living in the Sonora Elementary attendance area. Please contact Leigh Shampain @ 532-5491 for further information.