Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) is a tool for local educational agencies to set goals, plan actions, and leverage resources to meet those goals to improve student outcomes. Each LCAP must address how the LEA will target actions and services for student groups including foster, low income, and English learners, including the budgeted expenditures to implement these actions. Priority 10 applies to county office of education only, and addresses how the county superintendent of schools will coordinate services for students in foster care, including:

The Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (LCP) replaced the LCAP for the 20-21 school year and sought to address funding stability for schools while providing information at the LEA level for how student learning continuity will be addressed during the COVID-19 crisis in the 2020–21 school year. The provisions for the plan were approved by the Governor and Legislature in June 2020 in SB 98 and can be found in EC Section 43509.


California Education Code Definition of Foster for LCFF

Advocate  Resources

Advocate Created Resources for the 2024 LCAP (February 2024)

Resources developed in partnership among Children Now, Alliance for Children’s Rights, National Center for Youth Law, and Children’s Law Center of California.