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Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)

Significant changes have been made to how K-12 public schools are funded. Recent legislation (Assembly Bill 97, Sentate Bill 97 and Senate Bill 91) introduced a Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), which simplifies spending requirements while promoting greater transparency and local accountability.

Each Local Education Agency (LEA), or district, must solicit input from stakeholders to develop a three-year plan and measure success in 8 priority areas that facilitate high-quality educational programs, using the state template. This newly required Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) is the vehicle for communicating the district’s goals, priorities, services, and actions. Districts must report on progress and update plans annually prior to budget adoption.

A comprehensive explanation of the new school funding system has been provided by the California State Legislative Analyst’s Office (Overview of LCFF).

State-approved LCAP template: English | Español

School districts of Santa Barbara County


Ballard School District
Blochman Union School District
Buellton Union School District
Carpinteria Unified School District
Cold Spring School District
College School District
Cuyama Joint Unified School District
Goleta Union School District
Guadalupe Union School District
Hope School District
Lompoc Unified School District

Los Olivos School District
Montecito Union School District
Orcutt Union School District
Santa Barbara County Education Office (SBCEO)
Santa Barbara Unified School District
Santa Maria-Bonita School District
Santa Maria Joint Union High School District
Santa Ynez Valley Union High School District
Solvang School District
Vista del Mar Union School District