What is the Local Control Funding Formula "LCFF"?The law creating the Local Control Funding Formula specified eight areas of student achievement, school improvement, and metrics associated with them that districts must address. The State Board has grouped the eight priorities into three categories; Basic Conditions, Pupil Outcomes, and Engagement. Districts must address the priorities for all students and for student subgroups, particularly low-income, English learners, and foster youth. Under LCFF, California funds school districts, charter schools, and county offices of education equally per student with adjustments based on grade levels and demographic characteristics. LCFF replaces complexity in favor of equity, transparency, and performance.California's 2013-2014 Budget Act included landmark legislation that greatly simplifies the state's school finance system. Under the new funding rules, school districts are required to adopt Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAP) that describe the actions, services, and expenditures that support student growth. The LCAP clarifies how programs/services will be measurably improved in quantity or quality, proportionate to the increase in funding. It also requires the engagement of parents, staff, students, and other stakeholders in the building of the LCAP. The LCAP is a three-year plan that must be adopted by July 1, 2014, and updated each year. The LCFF is the new formula that California will use to fund its public schools.ResourcesLegislative Analyst's Office LCFF Overview - California's nonpartisan fiscal and policy adviser's report on LCFF.California Department of Education LCFF page - resources to learn more about LCFF including frequently asked questions.
WestEd LCFF Channel - a video channel focused on how to locally implement LCFF.
LCAP Goals and Annual UpdatesThe Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) is a three-year plan that describes the goals, actions, services, and expenditures to support positive student outcomes that address state and local priorities. The LCAP provides an opportunity for local educational agencies (LEAs) to share their stories of how what, and why programs and services are selected to meet their local needs.For additional information regarding LCAP, please click here.