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SDCOE Local Control and Accountability Plan

​​​​The San Diego County Office of Education's Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) is based on the Board of Education goals and strategic objectives, state priorities, and input from staff, students, families, and the community. The LCAP is the County Office's plan for supporting students who attend our Juvenile Court and Community Schools (JCCS) and special education schools. 

SDCOE serves our county's most vulnerable students by providing educational services to minors incarcerated in Juvenile Court detention facilities and camps, students referred as high-risk or on probation, and students with disabilities.

Each year, the draft LCAP is presented to the San Diego County Board of Education in May with the opportunity for public input through June. The final LCAP is approved by the board at the June meeting and then submitted to the state for final approval.  

2021-24 Local Control and Accountability Plan

The 2021-24 LCAP will guide SDCOE's work for the next three years. The LCAP and supporting documents were developed with feedback gathered at regional virtual community forums in January 2021 from parents/guardians, students, community members, and staff on what SDCOE should do to ensure our students succeed in school and in life.

2020-21 Learning Continuity Plan

The Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (Learning Continuity Plan) replaced the LCAP for the 2020-21 school year. The plan was a key part of the overall budget package for K-12 that sought to address funding stability for schools while providing information at the local educational agency (LEA) level for how student learning continuity was/is being addressed during the COVID-19 crisis in the 2019-20 and 2020–21 school year.

The Learning Continuity Plan was intended to balance the needs of all stakeholders, including educators, parents, students, and community members, while both streamlining engagement and condensing several preexisting plans. Through this plan, LEAs were able to communicate how instruction would occur during the 2020–21 school year, including in-person instruction, according to health guidance, and distance learning, while providing critical opportunities for stakeholder engagement, mental health services as well as food services for families.

Prior to completing the Learning Continuity Plan, the state required LEAs to write the Operations Written Report, an overview of initial changes to program offerings made in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the major impacts on students and families, and how the LEA planned to meet the needs of unduplicated students.

Both plans, as well as the budget overview for parents, are available below.

  • COVID-19 Operations Written Report for San Diego County Office of Education, JCCS and Special Education Schools (English)  (Spanish) - Adopted June 10, 2020
  • Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (English)  (Spanish) - Adopted Sept. 9, 2020; Last Updated Nov. 4, 2020
  • Budget Overview for Parents - Approved Dec. 9, 2020

Previous LCAPs Available for Review

About the 2017-20 LCAP

The three-year, static LCAP (2017-20) is reviewed by stakeholders and adopted by the San Diego County Board of Education following public hearings in May and June each year. 

The goals for the 2017-20 LCAP are:

  1. Ensure excellence in teaching and learning so each student is prepared to succeed in college and career.
  2. Cultivate stakeholder engagement to support excellence in each student's success.
  3. Develop coherent and transparent systems for operational excellence to support each student’s success.
  4. Support the integration and transition of students who are at-risk, expelled, English learners, and foster youth to be prepared to succeed in college and career.

The County Board of Education receives regular updates on the progress of the LCAP goals

2019-20 LCAP Update

2017-20 LCAP

Download the 2017-20 LCAP for the 2019-20 school year in English and also the Spanish LCAP version.

Also included in the 19-20 LCAP are:

2017-20 LCAP 


The 2017-20 LCAP update for 2018-19 was approved by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction in September 2018. The 2017-20 LCAP in Spanish is also available. The SDCOE LCAP summary for 2018-20 is available in English and Spanish


SDCOE's 2017-20 LCAP approved in 2017 for the 2017-18 school year is available in English and Spanish.

2016-17 L​​CAP

SDCOE LCAP Background

In 2013, the State of California adopted a new funding system, known as the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), which provides a uniform funding level for every student in California with additional revenue to serve students with the greatest needs such as our students who are English learners, children from low-income families, and foster youth.

Under the new formula, school districts must create an LCAP that sets goals for student achievement and describes how the district will use its budget to achieve those goals, paying particular attention to traditionally underserved student populations. In developing these plans, districts must get input from parents, staff, students and the community.

The LCAP includes annual goals aligned to the eight state priorities specified by state officials: student achievement, student engagement, other student outcomes, school climate, parental involvement, basic services, implementation of California Standards, and course access.​​