By Richard Bammer
Presentations of Local Control Accountability Plans for several charter schools took up the lion’s share of the first 90 minutes of Thursday’s Vacaville Unified School District Governing Board meeting, and the news was largely upbeat.
Gathering in the Educational Services Center, the seven-member governing board heard LCAPs for ACE and Fairmont elementaries and Buckingham High, all dependent charter schools, meaning they are overseen by district administrators.
A key part of Gov. Jerry Brown’s Local Control Funding Formula, an LCAP is, essentially, the master plan that governs all district spending. Comprised of several “priority areas,” from course access to parental 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.