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SAN JOSE, CA - Santa Clara County Office of Education announced Local Control And Accountability Plan (LCAP) timelines are now extended due to the disruption to school attendance caused by COVID-19. The executive order announced by Governor Gavin Newsom extends the deadline for districts to submit LCAP plans that include budget projections, which can allow schools to focus on the impact of school closure to student attendance, and their plans for when the 2020-21 school year begins this fall.
“This is timely news and we are appreciative of the Governor’s guidance in response to reporting budget necessities during this time of crisis. Districts who are working hard to respond to the immediate needs of the community with distance learning and essential resources,” said Dr. Mary Ann Dewan, County Superintendent of Schools at the Santa Clara Office of Education. “The revised timeline and process will allow districts, community stakeholders, teachers and staff the time to focus on a report that details the impact of this crisis on education.”
According to State Superintendent of Instruction Tony Thurmond, the original deadline to submit a three-year LCAP was July 1st. Instead, districts are now required to submit an update of COVID-19 related effects on students and their plans to address the impact. In the fall, districts and charter schools will work with stakeholders on abbreviated one-year LCAPs, with a deadline of December 15th for submission. The deadline for approval by a county superintendent or State Superintendent Thurmond is January 14, 2021. An FAQ about the changes to 2020–21 budgets and Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAP) in Response to COVID-19 can be found here.
About the Santa Clara County Office of Education
Working collaboratively with school and community partners, the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is a regional service agency that provides instructional, business, and technology services to the 31 school districts of Santa Clara County. The County Office of Education directly serves students through special education programs, alternative schools, Head Start and State Preschool programs, migrant education, and Opportunity Youth Academy. The SCCOE also provides academic and fiscal oversight and monitoring to districts in addition to the 22 Santa Clara County Board of Education authorized charter schools.