The Gateway Unified School District has developed a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) as required by the State of California. This is a form of strategic planning that involves the gathering of input from stakeholders (i.e., parents, students and community members) to establish District goals that will ensure all students graduate from high school prepared for success in college and career.
Our District is expected to receive additional resources under the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). In order to achieve more equitable and positive outcomes for all students (including underserved populations such as English language learners (ELL), students in families with low income, Foster children, homeless children, African American, Latino/Hispanic and students with disabilities), we are expected to align our resources and practices to realize our common goals.
What is the Local Control Funding Formula?
California's 2013-14 Budget Act included landmark legislation that greatly simplifies the state's school finance system. The changes introduced by the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) represent a major shift in how California funds Local Educational Agencies (LEAs). For nearly 40 years, California has relied on a system that included general purpose funding (known as revenue limits) and more than 50 tightly defined categorical programs to provide state funding to LEAs. 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. LCFF replaces complexity in favor of equity, transparency, and performance.
Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) Notification
Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) - Local Control Accountability Program (LCAP)
Pursuant to Section 52075, a school district's Uniform Complaint Procedures must be used to address any complaint alleging the school district's failure to comply with the Local Control Accountability Program (LCAP) requirements.
Uniform Complaint Procedures (5 CCR §4622) - LCAP:
Uniform Complaint Procedures shall also be used to address any complaint alleging the District's failure to comply with the LCAP requirements in the Education Code. The complaint may be filed anonymously if the complaint provides evidence or information leading to evidence to support an allegation of noncompliance with the LCAP requirements. If the complainant is not satisfied with the decision of the school district, the individual may appeal the decision to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. The State Superintendent of Public Instruction is required to issue a decision on the appeal within 60 days of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction's receipt of the appeal.
If the school district finds merit in the complaint or the State Superintendent of Public Instruction finds merit in the appeal, the school district will provide a remedy to all affected pupils, parents and guardians.
UCP Annual Notification
Supplement Letter to the Annual Notice to Parents RE: LCAP
CDE LCFF Overview
California's new school funding formula, enacted in 2013. Actual funding allocations, when available, will be available via the Principal Apportionment page.
Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO) LCFF Overview
California's nonpartisan fiscal and policy advisor's report on LCFF.