By Richard Bammer
The Local Control Accountability Plan and the 2014-15 preliminary budget are on the agenda when Travis Unified leaders meet tonight in open session in Fairfield.
The plan, LCAP for short, is a key component of Gov. Jerry Brown’s Local Control Funding Formula. It details what educators, governing boards, and teachers must do to educate students and how they are going to measure results.
Among other things, the LCAP mandates meetings with community stakeholders and gives more power to school site leaders and governing boards 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.