LCFF & LCAP Information

What is the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)?


The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) is the new method of funding for public schools.  School districts are funded through a base grant for every student (adjusted by grade level).  Additional supplemental grants are provided for students (unduplicated pupils) defined as low-income students, English Learners, and Foster Youth.  Districts receive additional concentration grants when the amount of these students make up more than 55% of total enrollment.


What is the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)?


As part of the LCFF, school districts are required to develop, adopt, and annually update a three-year Local Control Accountability Plan (LACP). The LCAP consists of how funds will be spent to provide a high quality educational program through annual goals, actions and services for implementing those goals, and progress monitoring of the goals, actions, and services based on the eight priorities set by the state.

As the district develops the LCAP annually, we are required to solicit input from/consult with all stakeholders (teachers, principals, administrators, other school personnel, local bargaining units, parents, and pupils).  We value the input of all educational partners and encourage you to join us in developing our LCAP.  This can be done through: completing the online survey, attending site/district meetings, or communicating with site/district administrators.

The California Department of Education defines the LCAP as a three-year plan that describes the goals, actions, services, and expenditures to support positive student outcomes that address state and local priorities.

The components of the 2024-25 LCAP are as follows:

  • LCFF Budget Overview for Parents

  • 2023–24 LCAP Annual Update

  • LCAP (Plan Summary, Engaging Educational Partners, Goals and Actions, Increased or improved Services for Foster Youth, English Learners, and Low-income Students, Action Tables, and Instructions).

DRAFT 2024 LCAP documents are posted here for public review and input:


LCAP Advisory Committee


The Sierra Sands Unified School District values collaborative processes that engage educational partners in meaningful shared learning and advising of district initiatives. Collaborative processes allow the district to collectively define problems, identify solution criteria, and recommend necessary actions. One of the most critical collaborative processes is providing input into and developing the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) goals. This school year, an LCAP Advisory Committee has been established to maximize educational partner engagement. Each school site will have representatives from administration, teachers, classified staff, and parents/guardians to identify and prioritize district needs. 


LCAP Advisory Committee meetings will be held on the following dates from 6:00-7:30 at the Burroughs High School Cafeteria/Multipurpose Room at 500 French Ave.:


Educational Partner Input and Feedback (LCAP) Form

Full Name

Email Address



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