Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Toolkit

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LCAP Toolkit for Science and Environmental Literacy

In 2014, fewer than half of California’s school districts included references to science education or identified plans to implement the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) — and even less districts included environmental literacy — in their Local Control Accountability Plans, or LCAP’s.

In an effort to strengthen science education and environmental literacy through the state’s local control finance and accountability processes, the Lawrence Hall of Science, along with handful of partners, has assembled an LCAP toolkit to help stakeholders successfully advocate for science and environmental literacy in their local school district budget development process.

Read the LCAP Toolkit Introduction and download the tools below to find out more about what you can do to be an advocate for science education and environmental literacy in your community.