By Richard Bammer
Like other California school district governing boards, each facing important deadlines just days away, Fairfield-Suisun Unified leaders are expected to approve the district’s Local Control Accountability Plan and the 2015-16 budget during a meeting tonight in Fairfield.
The district’s LCAP , as it is called for short, is a key part of Gov. Jerry Brown’s Local Control Funding Formula. At 117 pages, it is, essentially, the master plan that governs all district spending and specifically lays out how educators will teach “subgroups,” such as ethnic minorities, English language learners and foster youth, and how their progress will be measured.
Cara Mendoza, director of staff development and educational technology, likely will briefly review the document’s contents before the seven trustees cast their votes.
Board members are expected to approve the new budget, as presented by Kelly Bartel, the district’s assistant superintendent for business services.