By Richard Bammer
With a deadline just days away, Vacaville Unified School District leaders on Thursday unanimously approved the district’s Local Control Accountability Plan, similar plans for several charter schools, and the 2015-16 budget during a meeting in the Educational Services Center.
The district’s LCAP, as it is called for short, is a key part of Gov. Jerry Brown’s Local Control Funding Formula. At 136 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.
Trustees also approved LCAPs for ACE, Fairmont and Buckingham High School, all dependent charter schools, which require district oversight.
The seven-member governing board approved the new budget, as presented by Jane Shamieh, the district’s new interim superintendent, replacing Ken Jacopetti. He recently retired after two years in the district’s top job and has left the district.