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CDE: Updated School Planning Tool Available in Spanish

May 8, 2017

On April 28, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson thanked the Orange County Office of Education for preparing a new Spanish language translation of the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) template, which will help students, parents and community members get more involved in school planning decisions.

The Legislature and Governor Brown in 2013 approved the landmark Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), which changed how all California schools are funded, gave districts more resources and more flexibility in spending, and required them to work with their communities to create education plans.

The funding formula includes the LCAP to set goals, plan actions, and use available resources to meet those goals to improve student outcomes. The State Board of Education in November 2016 approved an updated, streamlined, and easier-to-use LCAP template, which schools use to prepare their individual plans.

The Orange County Department of Education translated the nine-page template into Spanish and posted it at this this Web link.

“I want thank the Orange County Department of Education for their terrific work on this great tool to assist our Spanish-speaking students, families and community members,” Torlakson said. “LCAPs will be better when more people get involved and help all students succeed on their way to 21st century careers and college.”

More details about the LCFF and other information is available at this CDE Web site.

Source:  California Department of Education

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