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Laguna Beach Unified 2024-25 Local Accountability Plan

The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) is a tool for local educational agencies to develop goals, plan actions, and leverage resources to meet identified goals to improve student outcomes. The LCAP is an ambitious document created from the input of the Laguna Beach USD community and serves as the touchstone by which we guide and execute our efforts to educate children. It is comprised of goals that focus District practices and resources to ensure students are college and career ready upon graduation. The LCAP shows the alignment of LBUSD curriculum, instruction, assessment, and interventions with the eight State priorities. The school community understands how the LCAP is constructed, how it reflects the District's vision and mission, and the importance of ensuring fidelity to the goals. This document meets both the requirements of the state and the expectations of the District's school community. 

The 2024-25 LBUSD LCAP may be viewed below. This plan was presented to the Governing Board at a public hearing on May 23, 2024 and approved for adoption by the Governing Board on June 10, 2024.  

For questions related to the LCAP, please contact Dr. Betsy Kannenberg, Director of Assessment and Accountability at

The Laguna Beach Unified School District thanks the community for its efforts in the development of the annual Local Control Accountability Plan. 

Budget Overview for Parents



LCAP Federal Addendum (approved by CDE in February 2020)

School Site Council

The School Site Council (SSC) serves as the school community representative body for determining the focus of the school’s academic instructional program and all related categorical resources. The legislative intent for the formation of a school site council is that individuals who are most affected by the operation of the school should have a major role in the decisions regarding how a school functions. Education should be a joint effort of parents, teachers, administrators, and other school staff – those whose common goal is the success of all students.

Purpose of the School Site Council:

  • Annually develop and approve the School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)
  • Develop site level parent involvement policy
  • Review the school parent compact (Title I Schools)
  • Advise the district in the development of the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)

School Site Councils provide the following: 

  • An opportunity to develop shared leadership
  • An opportunity to improve communication between the staff and parents
  • A place to discuss issues, programs and to make decisions
  • A way to educate members regarding school programs and categorical programs

School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)

The SPSA serves as the organizer for an individual school’s improvement process. The plan should be developed with a deep understanding of root causes of student academic challenges and identify and implement research-based instructional strategies to raise the achievement of students who are not yet proficient by state standards. A well-developed SPSA can ensure that students are better equipped to meet the Common Core State Standards in English and Mathematics. It is critical that each school’s SPSA:

  • Builds on a premise that students are capable of learning with effective instruction
  • Includes school goals aligned with activities and goals included in the LCAP to maximize school reform efforts
  • Is based on verifiable data analysis
  • Focuses on student achievement and academic interventions
  • Implements high leverage school improvement actions
  • Directs resources where they will most directly improve student academic achievement
  • Ensures that all resources are aligned to serve identified students’ needs
  • Uses research-based strategies
  • Implements strategic coordination of resources

To set school goals, the SSC should carefully review state and district priorities as stated in the LCAP, and assess both state and local quantitative and qualitative student achievement and other data to evaluate the effectiveness goals, actions, services, and expenditures.

Please use the links below to access the SPSA for each school site: