Merced County Office of Education

 Merced County Districts & Schools

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Merced County Office of Education is an intermediary agency between the California Department of Education and the school districts in Merced County.

Beginning on July 1, 2014, as part of the new school funding formula, school districts, County Offices of Education, and charter schools are required to develop, adopt, and annually update a three-year Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). The LCAP is required to identify goals and measure progress for student groups across multiple performance indicators. Each district uses the State Board Approved template to develop their LCAP. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the LCAP was put on hold for the 2020-2021 school year. Instead, districts were required to adopt a Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (LCP), replacing the LCAP for the 20-21 school year. The intention of the LCP is to communicate district plans for instructional continuity, addressing learning loss and COVID response efforts.

Below you will find the 20 district plans. To view the desired district LCP, click on the red LCP letters in the box below. ​


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The School Finder Web site allows parents to easily find and compare California public Schools side-by-side using data such as graduation rates, Academic Performance Index (API) scores, as well as information on student support services and advanced placement courses, all in a one-stop, easy-to-navigate format.  http://www.schoolfinder.ca.gov​​​