The Escalon Unified School District will be holding a District planning meeting in the Dent Elementary cafeteria on Thursday, March 30, 2023, at 6 p.m.
The meeting is open to all educational partners including students, parents, and community members. Each year the district is required to review and update their Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). To assist in developing the plan, EUSD is requesting educational partner input and feedback about its schools, programs, and operations as these areas relate to the eight key priority areas defined by the state. These priorities include parent involvement, student preparation and performance, school climate, and student engagement. In addition to the District hosted meeting, each school hosts an LCAP Community Session as part of a scheduled School Site Council (SSC) meeting. SSC is an established committee whose meetings are all open to the public.
The LCAP was part of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) legislation enacted in 2013 with the purpose of giving school districts greater local control. As part of the LCAP process, the state identified eight key priority areas that must be addressed within the goals of each district’s LCAP. For each goal, districts are required to identify specific actions and services and the corresponding budgetary allocation which will be implemented in support of that goal. Each year as part of the LCAP review process districts must review these actions and services and provide an accounting of how the allocated funds were spent.
At the District planning meeting on March 30, 2023, the District will review its three goals, as well as their related actions and services. For each goal and the annual update, facilitators will share progress, challenges, and supporting data with the community while giving the opportunity for participants to provide input and feedback. This information will then be included in the LCAP review process and update.