What is LCAP/LCFF?
California’s new school-funding law — the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) — is the state's new law that changes the model for how schools are funded and a new way for schools to focus on student success.
Complicated Categorical Programs and per student Revenue Limits has changed to what are now outlined as Base Grant, Supplemental Grant and Concentration Grants that allow for funding to be directed by student needs instead of funding with state restrictions.
Along with the new LCFF, there is now a Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). The LCAP allows for us to share parents, students, and community voice.
The LCFF requires school districts to involve parents in planning and decision making as well as in developing Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs). It also:
- Requires school districts to focus on eight key areas to help all students succeed
- Provides extra funding for students with greater challenges
- Gives districts more flexibility on how to spend its money to improve local schools
The LCFF and LCAPs are a huge opportunity for parents to shape the vision for your children’s education and make it happen! Your voice matters – find out more and join the conversation!
Video in English:
Video presentation by LACOE about LCAP and LCFF.
Video en Español:
La presentacion es de Riverside, pero dan un buen sumario de lo que es el LCAP y LCFF.
Although the Alliance governance structure includes opportunity for these voices to be heard and contribute to the school's planning, the LCAP allows for that information to be documented to specifically plan and address parent, student and community to needs.