Local Control and Accountability Plan

The Local Control and Accountability Plan (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. As a public charter school, MWA must describe goals, and specific actions to achieve those goals for all students and each LCFF subgroup of students.  

This LCAP draft is also available for review at the front offices of Making Waves Academy. Share feedback at the May 4 LCAP Public Hearing at the MWA Board Meeting. To send written feedback on the 2023-24 LCAP draft, email compliance@mwacademy.org

Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan 

The Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (Learning Continuity Plan) is a key part of the overall budget package for K-12 that seeks to address funding stability for schools while providing information at the local educational agency (LEA) level for how student learning continuity will be addressed during the COVID-19 crisis in the 2020–21 school year. The provisions for the plan were approved by the Governor and Legislature in June in SB 98 and can be found in EC Section 43509.

The Learning Continuity Plan is intended to balance the needs of all stakeholders, including educators, parents, students and community members, while both streamlining engagement and condensing several preexisting plans. In particular, it was important to combine (1) the intent behind Executive Order N-56-20, published in April 2020,which envisioned an off cycle Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) due December 15th, and (2) the ongoing need for LEAs to formally plan to return to school in the midst of the uncertainty and of COVID-19, without requiring two plans. The Learning Continuity Plan replaces the LCAP for the 2020–21 school year.

Local Control and Accountability Plan Federal Addendum

During the 2017-18 school year, with the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the California Department of Education made a significant shift to the state’s approach to how it uses federal resources. The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) Federal Addendum provides LEAs the opportunity to document their approach to maximizing the impact of federal investments in support of underserved students. The implementation of ESSA in California presents an opportunity for LEAs to innovate with their federally funded programs and align them with the priority goals they are realizing under the state’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). The LCAP Federal Addendum does not drive LCAP development. ESSA funds are supplemental to state funds, just as the LCAP Federal Addendum is supplemental to the LCAP.

MWA has responded to all applicable prompts describing its plan for making the best use of federal ESEA resources in alignment with other federal, state and local programs as described in the LCAP. The MWA Board of Directors approved the LCAP their June 13, 2019 board meeting and submitted to the CA Department of Education by July 1, 2019.

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