Superintendent Beutner Urges New Approach for Local Control and Accountability Plan (6-11-2019)
CONTACT: Shannon Haber, 213-241-6766
News Statement Date: June 11, 2019
Superintendent Beutner Urges New Approach for Local Control and Accountability Plan
Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAP) were first mandated for school districts by the state of California in 2013. Since then, Los Angeles Unified has worked hard to adopt and implement an LCAP for the District. But in a school district which serves almost 700,000 students across 700 square miles, each student has unique needs and each school, and the community it serves, are different.
The LCAP is intended to focus efforts and resources on student outcomes, and these outcomes are a product of the work in classrooms and schools. We need to begin the next chapter in the work with an emphasis on the word local. There are 1,322 schools in Los Angeles Unified and the LCAP can be part of the foundation to help each school, together with the community it serves, provide the best possible education for each student in that school.