Senate Bill (SB) 98External link opens in new window or tab. established that the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) and an annual update to the LCAP are not required for the 2020–21 school year and that the California Department of Education (CDE) shall not publish the California School Dashboard in December 2020 based on performance data on the state and local indicators. SB 98 supersedes the requirement to develop and adopt an LCAP by December 15, 2020, which was established by Executive Order N-56-20, which was published in April 2020.

SB 98 also separates the development and adoption of the Budget Overview for Parents from the development and adoption of the LCAP for the 2020–21 school year. The legislation also requires that the Budget Overview for Parents be developed and adopted by December 15, 2020.

SB 98 establishes California EC Section 43509 and the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (Learning Continuity Plan) requirements for the 2020–21 school year.

Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (LCP), 2020-21
Board Adopted September 29, 2020
Budget Overview for Parents
Board Adopted December 15, 2020

The LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) is an important component of the LCFF (Local Control Funding Formula), implemented beginning in 2013-2014. Under the LCFF all LEAs are required to prepare an LCAP, which describes how they intend to meet annual goals for all pupils, with specific activities to address state and local priorities identified pursuant to EC Section 52060(d).  More information can be found here.

On April 23, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-56-20 focused on easing requirements, because of impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, for local educational agencies (LEAs) to complete their Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs) for 2020–21. The Executive Order also foreshadowed further actions to “address future deadlines that are not imminent, including certain requirements related to the California School Dashboard.” Lastly, the Executive Order waived requirements related to physical education for the 2019–20 school year. 

Under the Executive Order, the deadline for an LEA governing body to adopt their LCAP, the annual update, and the budget overview for parents is extended from July 1, 2020 to December 15, 2020. The deadline for a county superintendent to approve the LCAP is extended until January 14, 2021. In addition, the deadline for a charter school to submit the LCAP to its authorizer and the county superintendent of schools is extended to December 15, 2020. 

Approved by the LGSUHSD Board of Trustees:  June 9, 2020
LCAP COVID-19 Operations Report
LCAP Federal Addendum