LCFF and LCAP
IT'S AN EXCITING TIME FOR OUR KIDS AND OUR SCHOOLS!
Have you heard? There's a new school funding law called the LCFF (Local Control Funding Formula). It's a new way for schools to focus on student success.
LCFF requires school districts to involve parents in planning and decision making.
- Shifts spending decisions from the state to your local school district.
- Requires your school district to focus on the eight key areas that help all students succeed.
- Provides extra funding for students with greater challenges.
- Gives your district more flexibility for how to spend its money to improve local schools.
LCFF is a huge opportunity for parents to shape the vision for your children's education and make it happen!
Now is the time to seize the moment for parent engagement -- guest column by Colleen, A.R. You, President, California State PTA
GET THE FACTS
Get the facts about LCFF and the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). Click to download and share with parents, teachers and your school community.
- Overview [English] [Spanish] [Chinese]
- Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)
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- Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)
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- What can parents and PTAs do now?
FAMILY ENGAGEMENT – MAKE IT HAPPEN
To support school districts and parents in the development of family engagement goals and activities as part of their newly required Local Control and Accountability Plans, California State PTA together with National PTA released an updated version of the PTA National Standards for Family-School Partnerships Assessment Guide.
The PTA National Standards for Family-School Partnerships Assessment Guide is based on extensive research over the past 20 years. It was developed with the guidance and support of prominent education leaders and practitioners in the field of family engagement across the country. It provides specific goals for each of six accepted family engagement standards, as well as indicators for measuring whether those goals are being met.
PTA recommends that every school district's LCAP seek to address each of the standards and that the various indicators be used to facilitate local conversations among parents and educators about how best to build stronger family-school partnerships and measure progress based on the priorities and needs of the community.
LEARN MORE – GET ENGAGED
This a huge opportunity for us as parents to shape the vision for our children's education and make it happen. Now is the time to engage!
- EdSource Guide to School Funding Reform – Multimedia guide to the Local Control Funding Formula, exploring the impact down to the local school district level.
- WestEd – Videos and comprehensive information explaining California's historic new funding law.
- Ed Trust West introduces FairShare4Kids.org – Highly visual information in multiple languages including a helpful data tool that crunches the numbers for you on how much money districts will receive to support learning for our children with greater challenges.
- Adopted LCFF Regulations – The State Board of Education adopted regulations to implement the new LCFF. California State PTA provided input to the formulation of these regulations, and we will continue to advocate.
- California Department of Education (CDE) – Detailed information, facts and regulations regarding the new LCFF.
- California School Boards Association (CSBA) – Resources for school leaders and administrators including a Toolkit and webinars to get informed and engaged.
- Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) – Updates, information, guidance and other resources to aid schools and districts in the shift to the new funding system.
- Children Now – Offers information and webinars to better understand the implementation of LCFF.
- EdSource Report "The Power of Parents" – This report underscores the positive power of parent involvement in schools.