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:

  • Working with the county child welfare agency to minimize changes in school placement

  • Providing education-related information to the county child welfare agency to assist in the delivery of services to foster children, including educational status and progress information that is required to be included in court reports;

  • Responding to requests from the juvenile court for information and working with the juvenile court to ensure the delivery and coordination of necessary educational services; and

  • Establishing a mechanism for the efficient expeditious transfer of health and education records and the health and education passport.

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.