June 6, 2019

This is the time of year when the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) is being prepared to submit to the county for approval. When the state rolled out the LCAP four years ago, we decided to tie it to our Strategic Plan. The alignment of our planning documents has made for a consistent pull in the same direction by teachers, staff, administration, and parent organizations.

There is an annual cycle to the LCAP, which is much more than a compliance exercise like many of these requirements can be. From goal setting in late spring, to progress monitoring midyear, to review of goal attainment early in the next spring, to public comment and Board approval in late May/early June, many stakeholders are involved in bringing the plan to life.

Your last chance to weigh in on the 2019-2020 LCAP ends next Tuesday. The most recent draft is on our website. The plan includes a look back and a look forward for each of our five goals. I recommend you find the blocks of type that pertain to 2019-2020 and focus on them. Although the content of the document is meaningful and substantial, the format is poor. We are not in charge of that part. Email me if you have feedback at superintendent@kentfieldschools.org.

Once the Board approves the LCAP on Tuesday, June 11th, we will publish a user-friendly version that I will share with you at the start of next year. Thank you in advance for your interest and involvement!

Liz Schott