Local Control Accountability Plan

Fountain Valley School District

The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) is an important component of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). Every school district is required to develop, adopt, and annually update a three-year LCAP that describes goals and specific actions to achieve those goals for all pupils including, low-income students, English learners, and homeless/foster youth.   Additionally, the LCAP must address the eight state priority areas and requires the engagement of parents, pupils, District staff, and other Educational Partners in the planning process.  

Fountain Valley School District is in the process of updating the LCAP for the 2023-24 school year. This LCAP represents the third plan in a three-year cycle covering the 2021-22, 2022-23, and 2023-24 school years. Continuing the practice of prior years, FVSD remains committed to gathering significant LCAP input from a wide variety of educational partners, including parents, community partners, certificated staff, classified staff, administrative staff, and students. FVSD seeks input from the LCAP Leadership team, which comprises representatives from the mentioned educational partner groups that serve as an advisory committee to district staff throughout the LCAP development process. 
In total, FVSD hosts over 25 different LCAP engagement meetings with various educational partner groups, including School Site Site Councils, School Staff, District English Learner Advisory Committee, Superintendent's Parent Council, English Learner Coordinators, GATE Lead Teachers, and Middle School Student Input Groups from each campus. 
In addition to these meetings, FVSD welcomes input into the LCAP development process through the Local Control Accountability Plan Survey. Survey result input was shared with the LCAP Leadership Team. FVSD also welcomed parents, staff, and community members to participate in the LCAP Community Forum hosted at the District Office. 
Important Dates for 2023-24 LCAP Input from the FVSD Community
February 21, 2024 LCAP Leadership Team Meeting #1
February 2024 Local Control Accountability Plan Survey available on the website
February/March 2024 Individual Schools Host School Site Council Meetings
March 14, 2024 LCAP Leadership Team Meeting #2
May 2024 LCAP Community Information Video - Distributed via ParentSquare to families
May 23, 2024 LCAP Leadership Team Meeting #3
June 13, 2024 Public Hearing on proposed LCAP at FVSD Board Meeting - 6:30 p.m. in FVSD Board Room
June 20, 2024 LCAP presented for consideration of approval by the FVSD Board of Trustees
  • Accompanying the LCAP is the written response from the Superintendent to questions presented by the District English Learner Advisory Committee as part of the educational partner input process. Written response to questions presented by this group is a requirement of the LCAP development process. 
  • If you have questions regarding the 2023-24 LCAP Draft, please contact Dr. Kiva Spiratos at [email protected] or via phone at 714-843-3200.
  • See the LCAP 23-24 LCAP Video process for additional information. Click the image below.
LCAP 2023-24 Video
2022-23 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
2021-22 Local Control Accountability Plan Documents
2020-21 Local Control Accountability Plan Documents
As part of the Local Control Funding Formula, every school district in California is typically required to develop and adopt a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), including a Budget Overview for Parents. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-56-20 on April 22, 2020, waiving the requirement for Districts to develop and adopt a complete LCAP for the 2020-21 school year. 

However, Executive Order N-56-20 also stipulated that school districts are still required to develop a Budget Overview for Parents and adopt the 2020-21 LCFF Budget Overview for Parents in conjunction with the First Interim Report by December 15, 2020. The FVSD Board of Trustees adopted the 2020-21 LCFF Budget Overview for Parents during the December 10, 2020 Board Meeting. The purpose of the Budget Overview for Parents is to help simplify the complex information related to the District’s budget. The 2020-21 LCFF Budget Overview for Parents is provided below:  

2019-20 Local Control Accountability Plan

What is the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)?

California’s 2013-14 Budget Act included landmark legislation that changed the State’s school finance system. The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) represents a major shift in how California funds school districts. For nearly 40 years, California has relied on a system that included general-purpose funding (revenue limits) and more than 50 tightly defined categorical programs. Under LCFF, California funds school districts, charter schools, and county offices of education equally per student, with adjustments based on grade levels and demographic characteristics. This includes a provision for supplemental and concentration funds granted to support instruction for English learners, low-income students, and foster youth. LCFF replaces complexity in favor of equity, transparency, and performance.
Eight State Priorities
The LCAP must address eight state priorities that have been grouped into three broad categories: a) Conditions of Learning, b) Pupil Outcomes, and c) Parent and Student Engagement.
A. Conditions of Learning:
Basic Conditions: degree to which teachers are appropriately assigned pursuant to Education Code section 44258.9 and fully credentialed in the subject areas and for the pupils they are teaching; pupils have access to standards-aligned instructional materials pursuant to Education Code section 60119, and school facilities are maintained in good repair pursuant to Education Code section 17002(d).
Implementation of State Standards: implementation of academic content and performance standards adopted by the state board for all pupils, including English learners.
Course access: pupil enrollment in a broad course of study that includes all subject areas described in Education Code section 51210 and subdivisions (a) to (i), inclusive, of Section 51220, as applicable.
B. Pupil Outcomes:
Pupil achievement: performance on standardized tests scores on the Academic Performance Index, the share of pupils that are college and career-ready, the share of English learners that become English proficient, English learner reclassification rate, the share of pupils that pass Advanced Placement exams with 3 or higher, share of pupils determined prepared for college by the Early Assessment Program.
Other pupil outcomes: pupil outcomes in the subject areas described in Education Code section 51210 and subdivisions (a) to (i), inclusive, of Education Code section 51220, as applicable.
C. Parent and Student Engagement:
Parent involvement: efforts to seek parent input in decision-making and promotion of parent participation in programs for unduplicated pupils and special need subgroups.
Pupil engagement: school attendance rates, chronic absenteeism rates, middle school dropout rates, high school dropout rates, high school graduation rates.
School climate: pupil suspension and expulsion rates and other local measures, including surveys of pupils, parents, and teachers on the sense of safety and school connectedness.