Orange, CA – December 10, 2018 – In June of 2013, California State Legislature approved the most sweeping education funding reform in decades, the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). This action represents a historic shift in how California funds public schools. With a focus on local decision-making, equity, accountability and transparency, it lays the foundation for local education agencies to improve student outcomes for all students and increase engagement in schools.
The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) is a critical part of the LCFF, which details specific District plans to address local educational needs. Orange Unified School District has engaged parents, staff, and the community to establish these plans. The LCAP describes the District’s overall vision for students, annual goals, and specific actions the District will take to achieve the vision and goals. The plans also demonstrate how the District’s budget is aligned to the goals, and assesses each year how well the strategies in the plan were able to improve outcomes.
There are focus areas for which the District, with parent and community input, will establish goals and actions for the LCAP. The areas of focus are Conditions for Student Learning, Pupil Outcomes, and Engagement. Community stakeholders can access the 2017-20 LCAP Plan - Year 2, Strategic Initiatives 2018-2020, and District Strategic Plan 2017-20, which provide specific information on the goals, actions and services, as well as a compilation of the survey input from the prior years of planning.
LCAP planning is a cycle of continuous improvement aimed at meeting local student and community needs. Each site will host a stakeholder focus group of parents between now and end of January to discuss programs and services at the school site. Several input meetings are listed under the LCFF tab on the OUSD Website. If you are unable to attend one of the LCAP community meetings, you can still provide your input by completing the online survey at http://lcap.ousd-2018-19-parent-community-survey.sgizmo.com/s3/.
The goal is to receive 11,000 completed survey responses from OUSD parents and community members. Currently, the District is about 900 surveys short of that goal. The survey results will guide the Local Control and Accountability Plan for the 2019-2020 school year and inform decision making in the annual update report.
The District would like to thank the Orange USD community of stakeholders for taking the time to provide input by completing the survey and for being critical partners, engaged in providing an outstanding education for all students.
OUSD LCAP Link:
OUSD Strategic Plan Link:
LCFF Community Meetings Link:
Strategic Initiatives 2018-2020: