By Richard Bammer
Four Local Control Accountability Plans, including several for charter schools, and the proposed 2014-15 district budget are on the agenda when Vacaville Unified trustees meet in open session tonight in Vacaville.
Trustees will hold public hearings on LCAPs for VUSD, ACE Charter, Buckingham Charter, and Fairmont Charter.
A key component of Gov. Jerry Brown’s Local Control Funding Formula, LCAPs, as they are called for short, lay out in detail what educators, governing boards and teachers must do to educate students and how they are going to measure results.
Months in the making, the LCAPs required community stakeholder meetings and give more power to school site leaders as they seek to focus on student achievement for all and narrow the so-called “achievement gap,” the difference in standardized test outcomes between various ethnic groups.