Learning Continuity & Attendance Plan, Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)
What is the Learning Continuity & Attendance Plan (Learning Continuity Plan):
stakeholder engagement and condensing several preexisting plans. It combines the intent behind Executive Order N-56-20, which extended the timeline for the 2020-21 Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) and required a written report to the community, and the ongoing
need for LEAs to formally plan for the 2020–21 school year, amid the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
What is the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF):
Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meetings
Based on feedback from our stakeholders, it was determined that all stakeholders prefer to meet in a joint collaborative group rather than separately. Participants strongly believe that meetings are more productive and meaningful when we meet as a whole. All stakeholder groups commented that hearing from different groups broaden their perspective and created space for more informed discussions. Thus, we have established our LCAP Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC). The SAC includes a representative group of members that includes: school administrators, parents representing all sub-groups, teachers, PTA leadership, Bargaining Unit leadership, district administrators, classified staff, board members, and students. SAC membership is open to all that are interested in participating. If you are interested in joining the SAC please contact your school's principal or the Office of Educational Services.
2020-21 SAC meeting dates are:
March 30, 2021
May 19, 2021
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2020-2021 Superintendent's Response
September 1, 2020
Dear Arcadia Family,
On behalf of the Arcadia Unified School District, it is with great enthusiasm and gratitude in which I recognize our community’s effort, dedication, and commitment to our Local Control Accountability Planning (LCAP) process. This year, we experienced a change in the document and were tasked with completing the Local Continuity and Attendance Plan (Continuity Plan). I want to personally thank each of you for your time and thoughtful questions and responses in adjusting to this new plan. I especially want to thank each member for serving on the many advisory committees throughout our district and schools that help inform our district’s planning. Also, thank you to all members that participated in our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), Continuity Plan, District Parent Advisory Committee (DPAC) and District English Learner Advisory (DELAC), as well as our LCAP Bargaining Units Advisory. Our district is leading the nation in reforming education to meet the learning needs of your children and our students to prepare each individual to be uniquely prepared to become the leaders of tomorrow.
My LCAP/Continuity Plan Steering Committee, cabinet, and the board of education have carefully reviewed the comments and feedback provided on the 2020-2021 draft of our LCAP. My response to your thoughts and guidance is based on a collaborative, cross-curricular, inter-departmental conversation, and analysis. Consideration was given to all thoughts and ideas on the wide variety of topics that were brought up during advisory meetings. The input provided was insightful and serves to guide our decision making. Each of you who participates helps to ensure that our plan addresses the needs of all of our students and assists in our prioritization of limited resources.
Thank you again for contributing to the continuous improvement of the Arcadia Unified School District, its schools, and most importantly our students. Our results speak to the effectiveness of our collaborative efforts. Our award-winning elementary schools set the educational foundation for every student to build upon. Our exceptional middle schools create a caring safe learning environment for students to mature, grow, and expand their knowledge. Rancho Learning Center offers a variety of programs for students that may need alternative educational opportunities. Arcadia High School, which is ranked in the top 2% of high schools in California, prepares and graduates our students who go on to prestigious colleges and Ivy League schools. I could not be prouder of any organization. It is a pleasure to serve and partner with each of you.
2020-2021 Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan