The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) is the cornerstone of the state’s accountability system and is built upon the guiding principles of subsidiarity and transparency. These principles, while admirable, are elusive and mired in controversy. Yet, local educational agencies must ensure that they are meeting their statutory and regulatory obligations in the absence of clear guidance. Our Review of the LCAP Engagement Practices includes a description of legal and professional standards and analyzes the methods and procedures used for collaborating with stakeholders in the development and updating of the LCAP. This review involves the gathering and analysis of documents related to the LCAP engagement and collaboration process, including input session schedules, meeting minutes, other methods of input gathering, public notices, and relevant governing board agendas.