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LCAP and related plans and publications

California’s 2013-14 Budget Act included landmark legislation that greatly simplified the state’s school finance system. The changes introduced by the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) represented a major shift in how California funds public schools. For nearly 40 years, California has relied on a system that included general purpose funding and more than 40 tightly defined categorical programs to provide state funding to school districts. Under LCFF, California funds school districts per student with adjustments based on grade levels and demographic characteristics.
This major change comes with state mandates for new accountability measures that include the development of a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The LCAP is a three-year plan that describes the goals, actions, services, and expenditures to support positive student outcomes that address state and local priorities. The LCAP provides an opportunity for local educational agencies (LEAs) to share their stories of how, what, and why programs and services are selected to meet their local needs.  The LCAP strives to connect resources to goals and accountability for performance expectations in a transparent and seamless process. The plan includes a description of annual goals for all students, as well as for various student groups. Furthermore, the plan includes a description of the specific actions that the district will take to achieve these goals, and districts are required to seek parent and community input prior to adoption. Please click HERE to access the California Department of Education's LCAP website.
This new model includes a base grant for each student and two additional grants (the Supplemental and Concentration grants) for students of low income, English learners and foster youth. The Concentration Grant is distributed to school districts with 55 percent or higher of students of low-income, English learners and foster youth. Banning Unified School District has an unduplicated student count of 92 percent from these student groups qualifying the district for the additional Concentration Grant funds.
As part of our annual LCAP process, the Banning Unified School District solicits input from community partners. This input helps us determine areas of needs as we align our Local Control Accountability Plan with our annual budget. The Local Control Accountability Plan will be presented to the school board later this year and will guide the district's spending related to the state and local priorities.
Community feedback will be invaluable as we determine next steps to support our district's goals. Our current Local Control Accountability Plan goals are:
  1. Accelerate student academic achievement through rigorous and engaging culturally responsive and standards-based instructional strategies preparing all students to be college and/or career ready upon graduation and to be lifelong learners
  2. Build the capacity of teachers and principals as instructional leaders by offering relevant and regular professional development opportunities centered around the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTPs) and the California Professional Standards for Education Leaders (CPSELs) to strengthen the skill set of all staff
  3. Cultivate a safe and healthy learning environment in a climate that is culturally responsive to all students and staff, has tiered academic, behavior, and social emotional interventions, and supports and provides emotional safety for students and staff
  4. Increase parent and community engagement by developing sustained and transparent relationships with community stakeholders as partners and collaborators.
As we develop Banning USD's LCAP, your input will assist us in providing our students with an excellent education.
Opportunities for input:
  • August 2022 through May 2023: LCAP Annual Review and Community Partner Input meetings, including DPAC, DELAC, and Special Education Advisory Committee 
  • August 2022 through May 2023: Staff consulations including Principals, Instructional Coaches, and ELD site leads.
  • November - May: LCAP input meetings
  • 1-18-2023: Public presentation of academic indicators and the Ca Dashboard.
  • April - May: Surveys including Community Partner Survey and Teacher Technology Survey
  • 5-16-23: Student focus group
  • 5-23-23: LCAP townhall
  • 6-14-23: LCAP Pubic Hearing
  • 6-28-23: LCAP Adoption Meeting
In addition, input may be provided by emailing [email protected] Please submit input by 5:00PM on June 15, 2023. 
Community Partner Survey 
English Language Survey (closes June 1st)
Spanish Language Survey (closes June 1st)