The California School Dashboard provides parents and educators with meaningful information on school and district progress so they can participate in decisions to improve student learning.
California’s new accountability and continuous improvement system provides information about how local educational agencies and schools are meeting the needs of California’s diverse student population.
Under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, school districts received additional relief funds referred to as ‘ESSER III’ funds and are required to develop a plan for how they will use these funds. In the plan, districts must explain how they will use the 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.
The ESSER III was revised and presented to the Board of Education on December 8, 2022.
What is the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)?
School districts are required to develop, adopt, and annually update a three-year Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The Local Control Accountability Plan or LCAP is a critical part of California's new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). It is a three-year, district-level plan that is updated annually. The plan describes the school district's key goals for students as well as the specific actions (with expenditures) the district will take to achieve the goals and the means (metrics) used to measure progress.