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Local Control and Accountability Plan

Pleasanton Unified School District has a Local Control Advisory Committee (LCAC).  The Advisory Committee members’ responsibility is to advise the Board and the Superintendent about supporting the District Strategic Plan with resources from our Local Control Funding Formula. As indicated in Board Policy 1220,  "The Board shall establish citizen advisory committees to strengthen the effectiveness of district and school operations, or to enhance student learning."

The members of the Local Control Advisory Committee will serve a minimum two-year-term. The membership of the committee should reflect the diversity of the community and the student body. Additionally, at least three community members will be selected representing one or more of the following areas:

  • Low Income
  • Foster/Kinship Youth
  • Emerging Bilinguals/English Learners

• Eight Community Members (Community members are not to be employees or members
  of the immediate family of PUSD employees or Board Members.)
• One student (not immediate family member of an employee or board member)
• One member of the District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC)
• One representative from the Classified School Employees Association (CSEA)
• One representative from the Association of the Pleasanton Teachers (APT)
• Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning
• Assistant Superintendent of Business Services

COMMITMENT: Members are required to attend meetings of the full committee on the Third Tuesday of the month from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Pleasanton Unified School District Offices at 4665 Bernal Ave, Pleasanton. Additional time commitments may be necessary at times.


  • Under the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) model, supplemental grants that reflect student demographic factors will be provided to Districts to support targeted student groups.
  • To ensure that the District budget is aligned with the priorities of the State for these supplemental funds, a plan called the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) is required.
  • The LCAP must include Specific Actions with a Description of Expenditures and must be adopted annually by the Board of Trustees prior to the adoption of the District budget.
Goal 1: Leverage personalized learning strategies and growth-based assessments to increase achievement and identify opportunity gaps

Goal 2: Strengthen intervention and support structures to effectively improve the physical, mental and social wellness of students, families, and staff

Goal 3: Understand the systemic barriers to equity and inclusion in order to work strategically to deconstruct them

Goal 4: Promote a professional culture that values collaboration and supports efforts to recruit, develop and retain a diverse and highly qualified workforce

Goal 5: Sustain effective customer service, communication, and stakeholder engagement

All meetings will be held in the Pleasanton Unified School District Office Board Room, located at 4665 Bernal Avenue, Pleasanton or virtually on Zoom.

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

2021-2022 Meetings:

  • Tuesday September 28, 2021
  • Tuesday October 19, 2021
  • November - No meeting
  • Tuesday December 21,2021
  • Tuesday January 18, 2022
  • Tuesday February 15, 2022
  • Tuesday March 15, 2022
  • Tuesday April 12, 2022 
  • Tuesday May 17, 2022
  • Tuesday June 21, 2022
ESSER III Plan: School districts, county offices of education, or charter schools, collectively known as LEAs, that receive Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds under the American Rescue Plan Act, referred to as ESSER III funds, are required to develop a plan for how they will use their ESSER III funds. In the plan, an LEA must explain how it intends to use its ESSER III funds to address students’ academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs, as well as any opportunity gaps that existed before, and were worsened by, the COVID-19 pandemic. An LEA may also use its ESSER III funds in other ways, as detailed in the Fiscal Requirements section of the Instructions. In developing the plan, the LEA has flexibility to include community input and/or actions included in other planning documents, such as the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), provided that the input and actions are relevant to the LEA’s Plan to support students. The ESSER III Plan for Pleasanton Unified School District can be found at this link.
The Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Grant gives school districts with the opportunity to provide supplemental instruction and support to students, including those identified as needing academic, social-emotional, and other supports, including the provision of meals and snacks. In order for Districts to utilize ELO Grant funds, they must apply it toward seven supplemental and support strategies. Districts shall expend ELO Grant funds only for any of the following seven supplemental and support strategies: extending instructional learning time, accelerating progress to close learning gaps, integrated pupil supports, community learning hubs, supports for credit deficient pupils, additional academic services, and training for school staff. Districts are not required to implement each supplemental instruction and support strategy; rather Districts are to work collaboratively with their community partners to identify the supplemental instruction and support strategies that will be implemented. Districts are encouraged to engage, plan, and collaborate on program operation with community partners and expanded learning programs, and leverage existing behavioral health partnerships and Medi-Cal billing options, in the design and implementation of services.
The Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Grant for Pleasanton Unified School District can be found at this link.
In Person Instruction Grant: To be eligible for full funding, LEAs must offer in-person instruction, as defined in Education Code Section 43520.5, including hybrid models, by April 1, 2021 for specified student groups. IPI Grants will be reduced by one percent for each calendared instructional day that an LEA does not offer in-person instruction for all required groups. IPI Grants will be forfeited if an LEA does not offer in-person instruction for all required groups by May 15, 2021, or if in-person instruction is not offered continuously through the end of the scheduled 2020–21 school year, unless otherwise ordered by a state or local health officer. The In Person Instruction Grant for Pleasanton Unified School District can be found at this link.

Board Approved LCAP and Appendices

Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)

The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) is an important component of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). Under the LCFF all school districts are required to prepare an LCAP, which describes how they intend to meet annual goals for all pupils, with specific activities to address state and local priorities identified.

Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)

The Local Control Funding Formula is California’s new school funding formula, enacted in 2013.  Click the link below to find out more about LCFF from the California Department of Education (CDE).

What is the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)?