Executive Order N-55-20, issued by Governor Newsom on April 22, 2020, empowers schools to focus on responding to COVID-19 and to provide transparency to their communities. The order requires Local Educational Agencies (LEA) to develop a written report to the community that explains how the LEA responded to school closures beginning in March 2020. Below you'll find the Written Report to the Community for LUESD and the University Charter School (UCS) approved by the board on June 16, 2020.
The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) is the District’s interactive budgeting process, which helps LUESD identify annual goals, develop strategic actions, and measure progress on academic achievement, school climate and parent engagement.
During the past three years, Lemoore Union Elementary has collected and reviewed data from multiple sources, including student achievement and stakeholder data, to help determine where funding should be targeted for continuous improvement in education. As a result of this comprehensive review, LUESD has made major investments in LCAP initiatives such as
Professional Development, Additional Instructional Time, English Language Development Intervention, Intensive Reading Intervention Support, Health Services, Technology, and Fine Arts.
Stakeholders that would like to have more detailed information can review the Lemoore Union Elementary LCAP document provided above.
Beginning in 2013-14, the state of California brought major changes to the way school funding is allocated, with the goal of channeling greater resources to the students who need them the most. This new funding is called Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). Under California's previous system for funding K-12 schools, there were more than 40 funding categories, each for a specific purpose identified by the state. The LCFF model has established three sources of state funding with increased local control to determine the best use of those funds:
- Per-Student Base Funding - The district receives a base level of per-student funding that varies slightly depending on the grade level of each student.
- Supplemental Funding - This funding source adds 20 percent to the base funding for each English language learner, low income student and foster youth.
- Concentration Funding - The third level of funding is equal to 50 percent of the entire base. However, this funding is only received if a district's enrollment of English language learners, low income students and foster youths exceeds 55 percent of its total enrollment.