The Challenge and the Opportunity

District leaders, site leaders and teachers must strategically spend community, fiscal and human capital in order to close achievement gaps and accelerate the learning of all students. California’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and its Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) create an opportunity to more meaningfully connect financial decision-making, instructional priorities and community engagement.

Pivot Learning Partners works closely with schools and districts to implement system-wide planning and budgeting that aligns plans and budgets to instructional priorities and engages communities as active participants in local decision-making.


Our Equitable Education Spending services are designed to support your context and meet your specific needs to develop, implement and align plans and budgets that are fully compliant, yet focused on improving teaching and learning rather than on compliance alone. We offer three service packages that complement one another:

Basic Service

• Access to Pivot’s LCAP & SPSA Tool
• Entry of your previous plan into the Tool
• Onsite training on the Tool
• Help desk support for the Tool
• Access to additional online planning and budgeting resources

LCAP Development Support

• Customized workshops that focus on plan development, including:
Analyzing your current context
Aligning strategic and other district plans with your LCAP
Informing your plan with data
Conducting a needs assessment
Developing outcome-oriented goals
Identifying actions and prioritizing expenditures
• Direct coaching support for full plan development

LCAP Development and Implementation Support

• Customized workshops that focus on plan implementation, including:
Creating an implementation plan
Conducting a deep dive into your data
Tracking your progress using metrics
Building stakeholder engagement strategies
Analyzing your return on investment and
refining your plan
• Facilitation support for district community engagement efforts
• Direct coaching support for plan implementation

main_center_logo_101614Our online Center for Equitable Education Spending ( offers educators and communities free planning and budgeting resources, including access to our LCAP & SPSA Tool. Pivot’s user-friendly LCAP & SPSA Tool walks users through a logical and strategic planning process while entering all of the information necessary to produce high-quality and fully compliant LCAPs and SPSAs that download directly into the state templates.