What is the LCAP?
The Southern Kern USD Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) articulates our District's vision to improve outcomes and opportunities for all students and to close equity gaps across our district.
Our 2021-2024 LCAP Goals
- Goal 1: All students will make progress towards grade level mastery and college/career readiness through effective classroom instruction, intervention and data analysis in order to support full access to the California Content Standards.
- Goal 2: Create a safe and welcoming learning environment where students attend and are connected to their schools.
- Goal 3: Maintain a climate where families and community are provided a safe and healthy environment and are welcomed, informed, involved and confident in the school and district.
- Goal 4: Students will be taught by highly qualified, well trained, and diverse teaching staff who provide rigorous and relevant instruction that prepares students for success in college and career.
- Goal 5: The school sites will provide consistent Next Generation Science Standards instruction and learning practices resulting in student engagement and comprehension of the NGSS.
What are the eight state priority areas that must be addressed in the plans?
There are eight areas for which school districts, with parents and community input, must establish goals and actions, district-wide and also for each school. The areas are:
1. Providing all students access to fully credentialed teachers, instructional materials that align with state standards, and safe facilities.
2. Implementation of California’s academic standards, including the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and math, Next Generation Science Standards, English language development, history social science, visual and performing arts, health education, and physical education standards.
3. Parent involvement and participation, so the local community is engaged in the decision-making process and the educational programs of students.
4. Improving student achievement and outcomes along multiple measures, including test scores, English proficiency and college and career preparedness.
5. Supporting student engagement, including whether students attend school or are chronically absent.
6. Highlighting school climate and connectedness through a variety of factors, such as suspension and expulsion rates and other locally identified means.
7. Ensuring all students have access to classes that prepare them for college and careers, regardless of what school they attend or where they live.
8. Measuring other important student outcomes related to required areas of study, including physical education and the arts. In addition to these eight areas, a district may also identify and incorporate in its plan goals related to its own local priorities.