The LCAP is a tool for local educational agencies to set goals, plan actions, and leverage resources to meet those goals to improve student outcomes. This page provides resources to support the planning, implementation and evaluation of an LCAP.
The LCAP is a three-year plan that describes the goals, actions, services, and expenditures to support positive student outcomes that address state and local priorities. The LCAP provides an opportunity for local educational agencies (LEAs) to share their stories of how, what, and why programs and services are selected to meet their local needs.
Title IX remains a critical federal civil rights law which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (including sexual harassment) in our schools. It protects male and female students and employees in any educational entity that receives federal funds. In addition, Title IX protects transgender students and students who do not conform to sex stereotypes. State law also prohibits discrimination based on gender (sex), gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
California Education Code Section 221.61 strengthens and expands upon Title IX and state sex equity in education requirements. Specifically, by July 1, 2017, public schools, private schools, school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools receiving federal funding were required to post information on their internet website relative to the designated Title IX Coordinator, the rights of students and the responsibilities of schools, and a description of how to file a complaint. Schools should continue to monitor and update information to reflect changes in staff as well as any state and federal legal requirements.
To fully understand the Title IX requirements, we recommend an examination of 34 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 106. Additionally, the law may not be applicable to all private schools receiving federal funds. There are specific federal guidelines allowing exemptions to the Title IX requirements if funds are received under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). For more information, please visit the Office of Civil Rights’ frequently asked question page.
Earlimart School District Title IX Coordinator
Office of State and Federal Programs
Coordinator: Laura Voshall
US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
(Download PDF File) Discrimination Complaint Form
For more information regarding how complaints are investigated, contact number, or other information, please click on the following link: Office for Civil Rights
What is a School Accountability Report Card (SARC)?
Since November 1988, state law has required all public schools receiving state funding to prepare and distribute a SARC. A similar requirement is also contained in the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The purpose of the report card is to provide parents and the community with important information about each public school. A SARC can be an effective way for a school to report on its progress in achieving goals. The public may also use a SARC to evaluate and compare schools on a variety of indicators.
What information does the SARC contain? Although there is great variation in the design of school report cards, they generally begin with a profile that provides background information about the school and its students. The profile usually summarizes the school's mission, goals, and accomplishments. State law requires that the SARC contain all of the following:
- Demographic data
- School safety and climate for learning information
- Academic data
- School completion rates
- Class sizes
- Teacher and staff information
- Curriculum and instruction descriptions
- Postsecondary preparation information
- Fiscal and expenditure date