Desert Sands's DSUSD LCAP


About LCAP

In Desert Sands Unified, our day-to-day work is driven by the goals outlined in our three-year strategic planning document, called the Local Control Accountability Plan, or LCAP and will be developed for 2021-24.

As part of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), school districts are required to develop, adopt, and annually update a three-year Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). The plan includes information about the district's goals for all students, and the specific actions geared toward implementing and measuring the progress for student groups across multiple performance indicators according to the priorities set by the state: Student Achievement, Student Engagement, Other Student Outcomes, School Climate, Parental Involvement, Basic Services, Implementation of State Standards, and Course Access.

More information on LCFF/LCAP

The process to develop and finalize the LCAP takes about 10 months, beginning in November each year. The LCAP is designed to be a rolling three-year plan.

There are many ways for stakeholders to engage in the LCAP process. The district is tasked with collecting stakeholder input, identifying priorities for inclusion in the plan, and obtaining Board of Education approval of an annual budget and the LCAP. The process ensures multiple opportunities for parents, staff, students, and community members to provide feedback on the plan.


View the Annual Update 2019-20 LCAP & 2020-21 LCP |
Vea el Actualización Anual para el LCAP de 2019-20 y el LCP de 2020-21

View the 2021-22 LCAP | Vea el LCAP de 2021-22

LCFF Budget Overview for Parents 2021-22 | Resumen del Presupuesto del LCFF de 2021-22 para Padres

LCAP Overview Spanish Overview

View the 2019-20 LCAP | Vea el LCAP de 2019-20


COVID-19 Relief

Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant Plan | Plan de Subvención para Oportunidades Expandidas de Aprendizaje

2020-21 Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (LCP)

Senate Bill 98, approved by Governor Newsom on June 29, 2020, made several key changes to the accountability requirements for the 2020-21 school year. Included in these changes was the establishment of the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (LCP). This plan is intended to memorialize the planning process that had already been underway for the 2020-21 school year.

Due to COVID-19 and the establishment of Senate Bill 98, the LCAP was put on hold for this year, but will be developed for the 2021-24 three-year plan.

Desert Sands Unified School District Board of Education approved the LCP on September 24, 2020. The Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (LCP) documents the efforts the district will take in 2020-21 to:

  • Provide continuity of learning
  • Address the impact of COVID-19 on pupils, staff, and the community
  • Provide in-person instructional offerings and distance learning
  • Support students who have experienced learning loss due to school closures
  • Support students' mental health, and social/emotional well-being
  • Provide school nutrition for students attending school in-person and through distance learning
  • Provide professional development for teachers and staff to support distance learning and social distancing practices

View the 2020-21 LCP | Vea el LCP de 2020-21

LCAP Addendum 2020-21 | El Anexo Federal 2020-21

Budget Overview for Parents, September 2020


COVID-19 Operations Written Report for Desert Sands Unified School District (adopted June 23, 2020)

Informe Escrito de Operaciones para COVID-19 para el Distrito Escolar
Unificado Desert Sands
(adoptado el 23 de junio de 2020)



School districts that receive Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, referred to as ESSER III funds, are required to develop a plan for how they will use their ESSER III funds.
ESSER III Expenditure Plan (approved October 19, 2021)

Los distritos escolares que reciben fondos de Asistencia de Emergencia para Escuela Primaria y Secundaria (ESSER, por sus siglas en inglés) bajo la Ley del Plan de Rescate Americano, referido como fondos ESSER III, son requeridos desarrollar un plan para como usarán sus fondos ESSER III.
Plan de Gastos ESSER III (aprobado el 19 de octubre de 2021)


DSUSD Acronyms
Acrónimos de DSUSD
DSUSD Acronyms

Feedback Survey Dates

  • August 20-September 15 - LCAP: ESSER ARP Survey
  • December 1-17 - LCAP: Goal 1 Survey
  • January 14-31 - LCAP: Goal 2 Survey
  • February 1-25 - Family Survey (Panorama)
  • March 1-25 - Climate Survey: Students and Staff (Panorama)
  • April 1-22 - LCAP: Goal 3 Survey
  • May 2-June 2 - High School Seniors Exit Survey (Panorama)

LCAP Advisory Committee Meetings

  • August 25, 2021
  • October 28, 2021
  • December 9, 2021
  • January 27, 2022
  • April 14, 2022

Joint Parent Advisory Committee Meetings

  • August 30, 2021
  • October 25, 2021
  • January 24, 2022



Kristen Wood
LCAP Coordinator
(760) 771-8730

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