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Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)

Local Funding Formula and Accountability Plan (LCFF and LCAP)


In 2014, the California State Legislature created the singular Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) to replace most “categorical ” funding streams for special programs and/or subgroups in California. The intent of this change was to allow school districts more flexibility in resource allocation to address locally-identified student needs.

In line with this, the state also prompted districts to write a plan (the Local Control Accountability Plan [LCAP]) that was intended to explain how expenditures were to be utilized to meet these identified student needs. Furthermore, the plan was expected to be shared and input solicited from all significant stakeholder groups across the district.  

The plan was designed to address planned improvements in both overall student achievement and district subgroup achievement gaps by focusing on equity for our neediest students:

  1. Low Income Pupils
  2. English Learners
  3. Foster Youth (FY)
  4. Reclassified Fluent English-Proficient (RFEP)

The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) is a three-year plan that describes the goals, actions, services, and expenditures that are enacted across the schools in the San Mateo Union High School District to support positive student outcomes that address state and local priorities.

2024-2025 Local Control and Accountability Plan

2024-2025 LCFF Budget Overview for Parents

2023-2024 Local Control and Accountability Plan Annual Update

Approved 2023-2024 Local Control Accountability Plan:  EnglishAddendum |  Spanish

2022-2023 Local Control Accountability Plan: English  |  Addendum

2021 Local Control Accountability Plan and Annual Update

Clarification Table: 2021-2022 LCAP - San Mateo Union High School District

ESSER III Expenditure Plan

The San Mateo Union HS District (Local Education Agency-LEA) has received Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds under the American Rescue Plan Act, referred to as ESSER III funds. The District was required to develop a plan for how they will use their ESSER III funds. In the plan we were asked to explain how we intend to use these  ESSER III funds to address students’ academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs, as well as any opportunity gaps that existed before, and were worsened by, the COVID-19 pandemic. In developing the plan, the District had flexibility to include community input and/or actions included in other planning documents, such as the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), provided that the input and actions are relevant to the LEA’s Plan to support students.

ESSER III Expenditure Plan

Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant Plan

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.

2021 Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant Plan

Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan

Senate Bill (SB) 98 removed the requirement of the Local Control and Accountability Plan for the 2020-2021 school year. In place of the LCAP, the district developed a Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan to articulate our response to the COVID pandemic. The plan was a streamlined version of the LCAP and was intended to provide an opportunity for stakeholder engagement. The plan included the following main components that the district addressed: stakeholder engagement, in-Person instructional offerings, access to devices & connectivity, student (“pupil”) participation & progress, distance learning professional development, continuity of learning, addressing learning loss, mental health & social emotional well-being, and school nutrition. 

2020-21 Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan: EnglishSpanish

Please find below, the previous iterations of the District’s LCAP: