2021 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)

The LCAP is a three-year plan that describes the goals, actions, services, and expenditures to support positive student outcomes that address state and local priorities. The LCAP provides an opportunity for local educational agencies (LEAs) to share their stories of how, what, and why programs and services are selected to meet their local needs.

The LCAP is composed of the following parts:

  • Plan Summary
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Goals and Actions
  • Increased or Improved Services for Foster Youth, English Learners, and Low-income Students
  • Expenditure Tables
  • Instructions

A process that meaningfully engages parents, students and other stakeholders including those representing identified subgroups in an advisory capacity is essential to the development of the LCAP. Our LCAP Stakeholder Engagement Meetings and data / input gathered from the annual NHUSD Parent, Student and Staff Surveys provide suggestions and input and are essential to the development of our district’s LCAP.

The NHUSD Board of Education held a public hearing on June 1, 2021 where the public was invited to provide additional feedback, ask questions or request additional information. On June 15, 2021 the Board approved the 2021 LCAP, LCFF Budget Overview for Parents, 2021 LCAP & ESSA Federal Addendum and the Local Performance Indicator Self Reflection/Review.

LCFF Budget Overview for Parents

LCFF Budget Overview was a new LCAP requirement in 2019-20. Districts are required to create a graphic representation of the LCAP budget summary in order to make it easily understandable to the public.

2021 Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) & Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Federal Addendum

The 2021 LCAP Federal Addendum includes narratives of our needs to serve students through Title I, II, III and IV funds. Based on Federal legislation, these documents, combined with the Consolidated Application, meet the requirements of the Local Education Agency Plan (LEAP).

Local Performance Indicator Self Reflection / Review

The State Board of Education (SBE) approved standards for the local indicators that support local educational agencies (LEAs) in measuring and reporting their progress within the appropriate priority area. For each local indicator, the performance standards are as follows:

  • Annually measure its progress in meeting the requirements of the specific LCFF priority; and
  • Report the results as part of a non-consent item at a regularly scheduled public meeting of the local governing board/body in conjunction with the adoption of the LCAP; and
  • Report results to the public through the Dashboard utilizing the SBE-adopted self-reflection tools for each local indicator.
  • Increased or Improved Services for Foster Youth, English Learners, and Low-income Students.

An LEA uses the SBE-adopted self-reflection tools to report its progress through the Dashboard. The collection and reflection on locally available information relevant to progress regarding local priority areas will support LEAs in completing the self-reflection tools, reporting in the Dashboard, and in local planning and improvement efforts. Provided an LEA satisfies the performance standards for each local indicator, the Dashboard will automatically assign a performance level of Met. If an LEA does not meet the performance standards, the Dashboard will automatically assign a performance level of Not Met or Not Met for Two or More Years, as applicable.

Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) Prompts

New Haven Unified is required to post its approved 2021–22 CSI Prompts to the same local LEA web page that the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan, Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), LCAP Federal Addendum, and/or other planning documents are posted. Additionally, the California Department of Education (CDE) strongly encourages New Haven Unified to post its CSI Plan/s/ on this same web page to provide more transparency in the outcomes of the planning process for New Haven Unified CSI-eligible schools.

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Funds

School districts, county offices of education, or charter schools, collectively known as LEAs, that receive Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds under the American Rescue Plan Act, referred to as ESSER III funds, are required to develop a plan for how they will use their ESSER III funds. In the plan, an LEA must explain how it intends to use its 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. An LEA may also use its ESSER III funds in other ways, as detailed in the Fiscal Requirements section of the Instructions. In developing the plan, the LEA has 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.