Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) /Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)

The LCFF and LCAP represent dramatic changes in the way that the State of California funds public education, and EGUSD is committed to open communication with all stakeholders to ensure that our yearly LCAP clarifies how programs and services will measurably improve in proportion to increased LCFF funding.

EGUSD Local Control Accountability Plan

Local Control Accountability Plan 2017-2020 Year 2: 2018-2019
EGUSD’s 2017-2020 Year 2: 2018-2019 LCAP

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Background Information

California’s 2013-14 Budget Act included landmark legislation that greatly simplifies the state’s school finance system. The changes introduce the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) which represents a major shift in how California funds public schools. For nearly 40 years, California has relied on a system that included general purpose funding (known as revenue limits) and more than 40 tightly defined categorical programs to provide state funding to school districts. Under LCFF, California funds school districts per student with adjustments based on grade levels and demographic characteristics.

This major change comes with state mandates for new accountability measures that include the development of a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) that requires parent and community input prior to adoption. District staff members are in the process of developing a comprehensive implementation plan that aims to provide a clear framework for EGUSD schools to follow. This plan would strive to connect resources to goals and accountability for performance expectations in a transparent and seamless process, and align with the new LCAP requirements.

The plan includes a description of annual goals for all students as well as for the following student subgroups: English language learners, foster youth and socioeconomically disadvantaged students. Furthermore, the plan includes a description of the specific action that the district will take to achieve these goals.

This new method streamlines the sharing of performance data, needs, actions and anticipated outcomes that guide the use of available Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) funds.

In its most simple form, this new model includes a base grant for each student and two additional grants (the Supplemental and Concentration grants) for students of low income, English learners and foster youth. The Concentration Grant is distributed to only those school districts with 55 percent or higher of students of low-income, English learners and foster youth. EGUSD qualifies at 59 percent.

Base Funding

Under the LCFF, EGUSD will receive the bulk of its funding based on Average Daily Attendance (ADA) in four grade spans (K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12). This funding is called the “base rate.” The base rate includes funding for all of EGUSD’s students as well as additional support for K-3 class size reduction and high school career technical education.

Supplemental Funding

The LCFF includes additional funding for socioeconomically disadvantaged students, English learners and foster youth. Under the formula, each socioeconomically disadvantaged student, English learner and foster youth generates an additional 20 percent of the base rate depending on the student’s grade-span level. The funding is based on unduplicated counts of qualifying students. This funding is called “supplemental funding.”

Concentration Funding

The LCFF includes additional funding for school districts that have socioeconomically disadvantaged, English learner and foster youth student populations that exceed 50 percent of their enrollment. Qualifying districts receive an additional 50 percent of the base grant depending on the student’s grade span for each socioeconomically disadvantaged student, English learner and foster youth above the 55 percent threshold. EGUSD’s socioeconomically disadvantaged, English learner and foster youth unduplicated student population is approximately 56 percent of the district’s total population. This means that EGUSD qualifies for these additional funds called “concentration funding.”

LCAP Requirements

Under the new funding rules, school districts are required to adopt Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAP) that describe the actions, services and expenditures that support student growth. The LCAP clarifies how programs/services will be measurably improved in quantity or quality, proportionate to the increase in funding. It also requires the engagement of parents, staff, students and other stakeholders in the building of the LCAP. The LCAP is a three-year plan that was adopted by July 1, 2014, and is updated each year. The LCAP must include annual goals in eight areas:

  1. Student Achievement
  2. Student Engagement
  3. School Climate
  4. Parent Involvement
  5. Basic Services
  6. Implementation of Common Core State Standards
  7. Course Access
  8. Other Student Outcomes

The plans must include both goals for the school district and for each numerically significant subgroup (30 or more students for all subgroups except foster youth which is 15 or more). The plans must specify the actions a school district will take to achieve these goals and be aligned with the district’s annual budget. 

8 State Priorities

The law creating the Local Control Funding Formula, specified eight areas of student achievement, school improvement and metrics associated with them that districts must address. The State Board has grouped the eight priorities into three categories: Basic Conditions, Pupil Outcomes and Engagement. Districts must address the priorities for all students and for student subgroups, particularly low-income students, English learners and foster youth.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)?
The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) is the new way in which the State of California funds school districts. For nearly 40 years, California has relied on a public school system that included general purpose funding (known as revenue limits) and more than 40 tightly defined categorical programs. Under LCFF, California funds school districts per student with adjustments based on grade levels and demographic characteristics. The LCFF also requires that school districts develop a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) that requires parent and community input prior to adoption.

When does LCFF start?
LCFF was approved by the California Legislature and Governor Jerry Brown in June 2013. It went into effect for the 2013-14 academic year. The LCAP was required for the 2014-15 school year.

When will the LCFF be fully implemented?
Implementation of the LCFF began in 2013–14. Initially, the state Department of Finance (DOF) estimated that achieving full funding levels for school districts and charter schools under the LCFF would take eight years based on then-current Proposition 98 growth projections, which would result in full implementation by fiscal year 2020-21. Full implementation for COEs was estimated to take two years. While those initial timelines have not formally changed, we are ahead of the initial implementation schedule.

What is different?
Under the previous model, there were more than 40 categories of funding, each for a specific purpose identified by the State. The LCFF model has three forms of funding, with more local discretion on determining how the funds are spent.

  • Base Grant for all students.
  • Supplemental Grant (focused on all English Language Learners, Free and Reduced Priced Meal eligible students, and foster youth).
  • Concentration Grant (focus on each English Language Learner, Free and Reduced Priced Meal eligible or foster youth student above 55% of the district-wide enrollment).

I’ve heard that the LCFF includes accountability measures for how state funds are spent. What does that mean?
Districts must develop a Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) that is approved by the Board of Education every June at the same time as the budget. The LCAP includes goals and priorities, with particular attention to English Learners, socio-economically disadvantaged students and Foster Youth. The LCAP explicitly documents how expenditures are aligned to academic planning and progress. Parents and other stakeholder groups participate in the development of the LCAP.  The district must adopt a three-year plan and update it annually.

What is the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)?
The LCAP is an important component of the LCFF. Under the LCFF all LEAs are required to prepare an LCAP, which describes how they intend to meet annual goals for all pupils, with specific activities to address state and local priorities identified pursuant to EC Section 52060(d).

What is the term of the LCAP?
The LCAP is a three year plan that has to be updated annually.

What does the LCAP measure?
The LCAP must include annual goals in eight state priority areas.

  1. Student Achievement
  2. Student Engagement
  3. Other Student Outcomes
  4. School Climate
  5. Parental Involvement
  6. Basic Services
  7. Implementation of Common Core State Standards
  8. Course Access

How is the LCAP developed?
Districts must establish and prioritize eight goals areas listed above. They are required to indicate the steps it will take to meet the annual goals. Districts must use a State Board adopted LCAP template and solicit input from various stakeholders.

When is the LCAP adopted?
Districts must adopt an LCAP at the same time it adopts a budget, which is prior to July 1st of every year.

What does student subgroup refer to?
This refers to the subgroups of students to be included in the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). They are the following:

  • Black or African American
  • American Indian or Alaska Native
  • Asian
  • Filipino
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
  • White
  • Two or more races
  • Socioeconomically disadvantaged students
  • English Learners
  • Students with disabilities
  • Foster youth

What does the term “unduplicated pupils” refer to?
Unduplicated of pupils are students who (1) are English learners, (2) meet income or categorical eligibility requirements for free or reduced-price meals under the National School Lunch Program, or (3) are foster youth. “Unduplicated count” means that each pupil is counted only once even if the pupil meets more than one of these criteria (EC sections 2574(b)(2) and 42238.02(b)(1)).

Does the LCAP replace Local Educational Agency Plans (LEAPs) required under the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)?
The LCAP does not replace the federal requirements related to LEA Plans in Section 1112 of the ESEA. However, the LCAP template will be developed by the SBE in a manner that meets both the LCAP requirements and the federal requirements, and the SBE will take steps to minimize duplication of effort at the local level to the greatest extent possible (EC Section 52064).

How does the LCAP affect school site plans (i.e., Single Plan for Student Achievement, Site LCAPs)?
According to EC Section 52062, specific actions included in the LCAP, or the annual update of the LCAP, must be consistent with the strategies included in the school plans submitted pursuant to EC Section 64001.

Resource Links

California Department of Education (CDE)
Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) webpage
LCFF overview
FAQs on LCFF and Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)
Superintendent Torlakson’s letter to districts regarding LCFF

California State Board Association (CSBA)
A legislative brief on LCFF

State Board of Education and WestEd
The State Board of Education and WestEd’s LCFF Channel provides Implementation Insight videos for viewing to help facilitate local implementation of LCFF.

Episode 1 – What is the Local Control Formula? (03:29)
Episode 2 – What Makes LCFF Different and Better? (03:40)
Episode 3 – What Should LEAs Do Now? (06:01)
Episode 4 – Performance Based Budgeting and Planning (04:05)
Episode 5 – Accounting and LCFF (04:16)
Episode 6 – LCAP and LCFF State Priorities (05:25)

A Bold New World: A Guide to the Local Control Funding Formula

Laws and Regulations
Assembly Bill 97 was the major bill that introduced the LCFF.  Senate Bill 97, is known as the “clean-up” bill, which provided some necessary details and clarification to the intent of the original bill.  Both bills were signed by Governor Brown.

Full text of AB 97
Full text of SB 97

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Archived EGUSD and School Site LCAPS


2017-2020/Year 1 EGUSD LCAP

2016-2019 EGUSD LCAP

EGUSD LCAP 2016-2019

 EGUSD’s 2016-2019 Adopted LCAP

English | Hmong | Spanish | Vietnamese

2015-2018 EGUSD LCAP

2015-2018 EGUSD LCAP

 Download EGUSD’s LCAP 2015-2018

English  |  Hmong  |  Spanish  |  Vietnamese

EGUSD’s 2015-2016 State Report of Budget Financials

2014-2017 EGUSD LCAP


2015-2016 EGUSD School Site LCAPs

The 2015 – 2016 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) summary reports are now available by clicking on the PDF links below that correspond with each school. The full length reports are available upon request. If you wish to receive a hard copy report, please make the request to your school office or Learning Support Services, Room 214, Robert L. Trigg Education Center.


Arnold Adreani – English
Jessie Baker   – English | Spanish
Edna Batey – English
Maeola R. Beitzel – English
Arthur C. Butler – English
Carroll – English
Raymond Case – English
Helen Carr Castello – English
Cosumnes River – English
C.W. Dillard – English
Elitha Donner – English
John Ehrhardt – English
Elk Grove – English
Elliott Ranch – English
Ellen Feickert – English
Robert J. Fite – English
Florin – English  |  Spanish
Foulks Ranch – English
Franklin – English  |  Spanish
Arlene Hein – English
Roy Herburger – English  |  Vietnamese
Isabelle Jackson – English  |  Spanish
Samuel Kennedy – English  |  Spanish
Anna Kirchgater – English  |  Spanish
Herman Leimbach – English  |  Spanish
Charles Mack – English  |  Spanish
Florence Markofer – English
James McKee – English  |  Spanish
Marion Mix – English
Barbara Comstock Morse – English
Pleasant Grove – English
Prairie – English  |  Spanish
David Reese – English  |  Spanish
John Reith – English
Sierra Enterprise – English  |  Spanish
Joseph Sims – English
Stone Lake – English
Sunrise – English
Mary Tsukamoto – English  |  Spanish
Union House – English  |  Hmong  |  Spanish
Irene B. West – English

Middle Schools

Katherine L. Albiani – English
Harriet G. Eddy – English
Edward Harris, Jr. – English  |  Spanish
Samuel Jackman – English  |  Spanish
Toby Johnson – English
Joseph Kerr – English
Elizabeth Pinkerton – English
James Rutter – English  |  Spanish
T.R. Smedberg – English

High Schools

Cosumnes Oaks – English
Elk Grove – English
Florin – English  |  Hmong |  Spanish
Franklin – English
Laguna Creek – English
Monterey Trail – English  |  Spanish
Pleasant Grove – English
Sheldon – English
Valley – English  |  Spanish

Alternative Education

Calvine – English  | Spanish
William Daylor – English  |  Spanish
Elk Grove Charter School – English
Las Flores – English
Rio Cazadero – English  |  Spanish


EGUSD - Total Operating Budget

Elk Grove Unified operates a total budget of approximately $762 million. A wide variety of instructional, educational support and general support programs are included in the General Fund. Categorical projects funded by Federal, State, County and Local sources are also reported in this fund.

The majority of the funding for General Fund district services is provided by (state and local tax dollars) based on student attendance. These funds are included in the unrestricted General Fund. The restricted General Fund incorporates funding from the state and Federal government as well as local agencies which includes but is not limited to Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), special education and Lottery (Prop. 20). The district can and does contract with other agencies, such as the Sacramento County Office of Education, to provide special services to some of its students.

The remaining Other Funds provide for self-insurance and the acquisition, construction, maintenance, and startup of necessary facilities to house the student population and their related support services. Income for the facility construction has been provided, in part, by the State’s Office of Public School Construction, local developer fees, and voter-approved Mello-Roos bonds.

Questions about the budget can be directed to the Chief Financial Officer, Shannon Hayes, at (916) 686-7744.

 EGUSD’s 2018-2019 State Report of Adopted Budget Financials
EGUSD’s Finance and School Support

2017/18 General Fund Adopted Budget Revenues

General Fund: $645.7 million
–  Local Sources: $533.7 million
–  State Sources: $80.0 million
–  Federal Sources: $32.0 million
Per Pupil Expenditures: $10,476

2017/18 Adopted Budget Expenditures
Fund 01 General Fund: $652.8 million
Fund 09 Charter School: $2.3 million
Fund 11 Adult Education: $4.1 million
Fund 12 Child Development: $6.4 million
Fund 13 Cafeteria: $25.6 million
Fund 14 Deferred Maintenance: $80,000
Fund 25 Capital Facilities: $646,000
Fund 35 County School Facility: $31.5 million
Fund 40 Special Reserve Fund: $10.5 million
Fund 47 & 49 Capital Project: $7.5 million
Fund 52 Debt Service: $13.3 million
Fund 67 Self Insurance (worker’s comp): $7.9 million

Total District Budget: $762.5 million


Shannon Hayes – Chief Financial Officer
9510 Elk Grove-Florin Road
Elk Grove, CA 95624
 (916) 686-7744

Mark Cerutti – Deputy Superintendent, Education Services and Schools
9510 Elk Grove-Florin Road
Elk Grove, CA 95624
 (916) 686-7784


EGUSD’s Integrated Learning System (E4)

Every Student Learning in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day to Prepare College/Career & Life Ready Graduates

EGUSD is a learning organization comprised of interconnected processes and mutually supportive practices linked to the classroom, school, district, and community. E4 represents the District’s comprehensive and cohesive integrated learning system. It is inclusive of key stakeholders, is systematic in design, implementation, and evaluation, and supports our goal of ensuring that every child is adequately prepared for post-secondary education, life-long learning, successful employment, and responsible citizenship.

EGUSD’s E4 Schema

E4 Graphic

Download a PDF of the E4 Schema and Definitions


EGUSD’s Strategic Goals

The District’s four Strategic Goals are derived from the E4 Learning System. Collaboratively developed action plans, and resulting educational programs and services are strategically focused in support of our continued progress toward meeting our Strategic Goals.

EGUSD Strategic Goals