By Richard Bammer
With a June 30 deadline approaching, Travis Unified trustees tonight will hold public hearings on the school district’s Local Control Accountability Plan and the 2015-16 budget.
The LCAP, as it’s called for short, is a key part of Gov. Jerry Brown’s Local Control Funding Formula. It is, essentially, the master plan that governs all district spending. Comprised of eight “priority areas,” from course access to parent involvement, it describes for the public how educators will meet annual goals for all students and “identified subgroups,” such as ethnic minorities and special needs students, and how their progress will be measured.
Under the LCAP, the district is expected to receive some $1.6 million in supplemental grant funding to help students in the coming year.