LCAP Stakeholder Survey February 5-26, 2021

  • We are requesting the input of our parents, staff, students, and community members to update our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The LCAP is a three-year plan that describes how our schools support the success of all students. This plan is required by the State of California to direct resources through the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). The full text of our current plan is available for review on our district's website here. Duarte Unified’s LCAP addresses seven priority areas:

    • Quality Workforce
    • Diverse Educational Options
    • Achievement Gap
    • Community Partnerships
    • 21st Century Facilities
    • Rigorous Instructional Program
    • Transparency and Communication

    We annually update the plan based on how our students are doing.  We ask for feedback from parents, teachers, staff, and students on what is going well and where we need to improve in order to best support all students. This information will assist to inform the development of the plan that will be brought to the Board of Education in June 2021. To gather your feedback, we're again using an online tool called Thoughtexchange. All of our voices matter, so your participation is crucial and valued. You'll be asked to respond to one question:

    What are the most important priorities our district needs to think about in order to support all students over the next three years? 

    Although our students are currently engaged in Distance Learning, we will return to our school buildings when it is safe to do so. In light of this, please share your thoughts about the most important priorities our district needs to think about in order to support all students over the span of the next three years.

    Click on this link to participate:

    By using Thoughtexchange, you can tell us your ideas, rate the ideas shared by others, and learn what's important to the group. Your thoughts and stars will be kept confidential. You can come back as often as you'd like to participate and, in fact, we ask that you do come back to star some of the new ideas shared since you first participated. 

    This exchange will be open until February 26, 2021.

    Here are some quick tips to get you going:

    • Come into the exchange to share your thoughts. Remember to say why each thought is important.
    • Consider and rate the thoughts of others using stars (rating 30 thoughts is ideal).
    • Thoughtexchange keeps confidential who shared each thought and rating.
    • When enough participants have shared and rated thoughts, you will be able to explore and discover the results.
    • You can participate in English or Spanish by selecting your language preference.

    If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Nadia Hillman, Assistant Superintendent Educational Services, by email to or by calling 626-599-5011.