SYLVAN DISTRICT PLANS
The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) establishes a base grant for every student attending a public school in California. It then provides a supplemental grant for every student in a district who qualifies as low income, is a foster youth, or is an English language learner. Finally, a concentration grant is provided to school districts where more than 55 percent of students receive the supplemental grant. The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) is a major change to how California has supported school districts. Through LCFF districts are required to provide a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) that is written from stakeholder feedback. Stakeholders include parents, students, staff, and community members. In addition, this shifts California from treating funding as an input to support students to a resource that is linked to performance expectations.
Below is information about required plans.
The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) provides an opportunity for districts to share their stories of how, what, and why programs and services are selected and provided to support positive student outcomes across a broad spectrum of areas. Sylvan District’s LCAP was developed through feedback at multiple meetings and from on-line responses from our stakeholders. The 2021-2024 LCAP was approved by the Board of Trustees at the June 22, 2021 Board of Trustees meeting.
School districts receive funding from different sources: state funds under the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), other state funds, local funds, and federal funds. LCFF funds include a base level of funding for all LEAs and extra funding - called "supplemental and concentration" grants - to LEAs based on the enrollment of high needs students (foster youth, English learners, and low-income students). Assembly Bill 1808 added California Education Code (EC) Section 52064.1, which requires that school districts develop the Local Control Funding Formula Budget Overivew for Parents in conjunction with the Local Control and Accountability Plan. For 2021-2022 the Budget Overview for Parents is incorporated into the Local Control Accountability Plan approved at the June 22, 2021 Board of Trustees meeting.
The following is the local educational agency’s (LEA’s) plan for providing supplemental instruction and support to students, including those identified as needing academic, social-emotional, and other supports, including the provision of meals and snacks. The plan will explain how the LEA will use the funds it receives through the Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Grant to implement a learning recovery program for at least the students included in one or more of the following groups: low-income students, English learners, foster youth, homeless students, students with disabilities, students at risk of abuse, neglect, or exploitation, disengaged students, and students who are below grade level, including, but not limited to, those who did not enroll in kindergarten in the 2020–21 school year, credit-deficient students, high school students at risk of not graduating, and other students identified by certificated staff.
EXECUTIVE ORDER N-56-20 issued on April 22, 2020 by Governor Newsom, EO N-56-20 required that our district develop and adopt an Operations Written Report regarding school closures March 2020 – June 2020 as result of COVID 19. This report was adopted by the Board on June 23, 2020 and is posted on the Files and Links to the right.
Senate Bill 98 removed the requirement for the LCAP for the 2020 -2021 school year and established the Learning Continuity Plan. This plan seeks to address funding stability for schools while providing information at the District level for how student learning continuity is being addressed during the COVID-19 crisis in the 2020 -21 school year. The plan is intended to balance the needs for stakeholders, including educators, parents, students and the community. The LCP was approved at the September 29, 2020 Board of Trustees meeting.