Each school district must engage parents, educators,
employees and the community to establish these plans.
The plans will describe the school district’s overall vision
for students, annual goals and specific actions the district
will take to achieve the vision and goals.
The LCAPs must focus on eight areas identified as state
priorities. The plans will also demonstrate how the
district’s budget will help achieve the goals, and assess
each year how well the strategies in the plan were able to
There are eight areas for which school districts, with parent and community input, must establish goals and
actions. This must be done both district-wide and for each school. The areas are:
1. Providing all students access to fully credentialed teachers, instructional materials that align with
state standards, and safe facilities.
2. Implementation of California’s academic standards, including the Common Core State Standards in
English language arts and math, Next Generation Science Standards, English language
development, history social science, visual and performing arts, health education and physical
3. Parent involvement and participation, so the local community is engaged in the decision-making
process and the educational programs of students.
4. Improving student achievement and outcomes along multiple measures, including test scores,
English proficiency and college and career preparedness.
5. Supporting student engagement, including whether students attend school or are chronically
6. Highlighting school climate and connectedness through a variety of factors, such as suspension and
expulsion rates and other locally identified means.
7. Ensuring all students have access to classes that prepare them for college and careers, regardless of
what school they attend or where they live.
8. Measuring other important student outcomes related to required areas of study, including physical
education and the arts.