California has recently launched a significant change to how schools are funded. This new funding model uses a new formula designed to provide more local control over spending. As a result, each district (in our case, each school) is required to create a Local Control Accountability Plan often called the LCAP. As part of our school's continuing effort to engage parent, guardian and community input on the LCAP, Connecting Waters Charter School has developed this website to explain the new state law, post information as it becomes available, and gather feedback from you as our plan is created.
We have taken significant actions in the past few years to strengthen our financial standing, increase student success and provide increased options for our students and parents. California’s new funding law addresses eight (8) areas. These areas are: student achievement, student engagement, other student outcomes, course access, school climate, basic services, parental involvement, and implementation of the Common Core State Standards. We have started a number of efforts to address these areas, but we know improvements can always be made. We invite you to engage with us throughout this process in envisioning what our community desires for our students.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you for being a part of our students' success!
Shoni Johnson, LCAP Accountability Coordinator