FEDERAL & STATE ACCOUNTABILITY
Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)
We continue to provide technical assistance to district LCAP teams as requested and as we complete our reviews of draft documents. Public hearings began the week of May 11, 2021, although most districts will be holding their hearings in June. This year, the annual update is a two- part section which includes 2020-21 Annual Update to the 2019-20 Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) and 2021 LCAP Annual update to the 2020-21 Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (LCP).
2021-22 LCAP Submission package includes three (3) elements and must be available at the LCAP Public Hearing.
1) 2019-20 Annual LCAP Update with the 2021 LCAP update to the 2021 LCAP update to the 2020-21 LCP
2) 2021-22 Budget Overview for Parents
3) 2021-22 Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).
The 2021-22 LCAP public hearing must be held before the Budget public hearing and must be Board approved before the 2021-22 Adopted Budget. The approved 2021-22 LCAP and Adopted Budget must be submitted to County Office of Education within 5 day of approval and no later than July 1, 2021.
Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Grant Plans Approval due by June 1, 2021
ELO Grant plan must be Board approved by June 1, 2021 and submitted to the County Office of Education within five (5) days of adoption. The plan is not subject to review or approval. Although not required, a best practice would be to publish the approved ELO Plan on your school district website.
American Rescue Plan (ARP) - Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III)
In order to receive an allocation of ESSER III funds, LEAs must apply for funding by submitting the ESSER III Legal Assurances. A link to the web application will be made available on the ARP Act Funding web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/cr/arpact.asp The CDE anticipates that the ESSER III Legal Assurances will be made available on CDE’s ARP Act Funding web page between June 1 and June 7.
Within 30 days of submitting ESSER III Legal Assurances LEAs must adopt a Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services (Safe Return) Plan. The Safe Return Plan is a requirement of the ARP Act, and all associated requirements must be fulfilled within 30 days of a LEA submitting ESSER III Legal Assurances. Additional information concerning the requirements of the Safe Return Plan, including a template to assist LEAs in meeting the federal requirements will be made available on CDE’s ARP Act Funding web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/cr/arpact.asp between June 1 and June 7.