The State of California uses the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) to fund schools. A requirement of all Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) is the development of a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) which explains how the funding the State provides is being used. The LCAP is approved annually by the Board of Directors in June.
Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) applying for ESSA funds must complete the Local Control Accountability Plan Federal Addendum. This Local Control Accountability Plan Federal Addendum provides LEAs with the opportunity to document their approach to maximizing the impact of federal investments in support of underserved students. The LCAP Federal Addendums for both Gorman Learning Center and Gorman Learning Center San Bernardino/Santa Clarita were approved by the State Board of Education in November of 2020 and will be reviewed annually for updates.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the State of California has temporarily lifted the requirement of all Local Educational Agencies to annually complete a Local Control Accountability Plan. Instead, the Local Educational Agencies are to complete a Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan which addresses the measures schools and districts will take to address the educational impacts of pandemic-related building closures and transitions to distance learning.