OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - As kids head back to school there has been a lot of the talk has been about some of the new curriculum students will see in classrooms and how the state manages its school finances.
Called LCAP, the Local Control and Accountability Plan, sets standards for things such as student engagement, parent involvement and student outcomes.
Alameda County Superintendent Karen Monroe stopped by KTVU to discuss LCAP and talk about the importance of parents being involved at their child's school.
"It's an extremely important commitment to make. It's not only important to your child. It's important to other children in the school and in the classroom to actually see you stepping up as a committed community member and for those kids whose parents aren't able to you actually make a huge difference," said Monroe.
Watch her interview in the video box above.