Local Control Funding Formula (L C F F)
The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) is a critical step in the right direction to ensure a more equitable funding system that better reflects the educational needs of English Learners and students considered to be at or below the poverty level.
It is a student-centered school funding system that provides school districts with the flexibility in resources to prepare for the demands of a changing global economy. It is a way to equalize educational opportunities while holding districts accountable. LCFF replaces the former State funding that districts received including funds for students classified as English Learners, Foster Youth, or those eligible for free and reduced-price meals.
Local Control Accountability Plan (L C A P)
To implement the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), the District is required to create a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). This plan must address eight state priorities, and the plan must be presented for input to a broad range of constituents including staff, parents and the community.
The LCAP will be the guiding plan for the goals and priorities of the District and will embed current required Local Education Agency (LEA) plans and those plans that were required under No Child Left Behind. The development of LCAP is essential to serve as the roadmap to developing the District budget for multiple years and will be based upon broad input and the priorities of need of the students we serve.
During this process, the District will be soliciting input actively from the broad community. As the LCFF provides funds to serve our student population to meet our goals, foremost among our priorities will be ensuring that our English Language Learners (ELL) progress to achieving reclassification to Fluent English Proficient status and that all students graduate prepared for college and career.
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