By Richard Bammer
Travis Unified leaders, when they meet tonight, are expected to approve the school district’s $54.5 million proposed budget for 2016-17 and its accompanying Local Control Accountability Plan, or LCAP.
An LCAP, or Local Control Accountability Plan and a key part of Gov. Jerry Brown’s Local Control Funding Formula, is essentially a school district’s guide on how it will spend its money on programs that largely affect “unduplicated” students, that is, English language learners, low-income children, ethnic minorities, and foster youth.
Both documents must be submitted to the Solano County Office of Education by 5 p.m. Thursday, as required by law.
At their June 14 meeting, trustees heard newly hired Chief Business Officer Jamie Metcalf lay out, in a slide presentation, the proposed budget, with $1.7 million in deficit spending and an ending balance of $3.4 million. She noted that state officials predict slower growth this year and for the next two outlying years, which likely will mean hiring freezes.