LCFF & LCAP
Schools across California are implementing a new state funding model. The new model, known as the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), requires school districts to develop a plan, the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), that identifies goals and activities to increase student achievement through eight priorities identified by the state.
In January 2013, Governor Brown’s budget proposed replacing most of California’s complex formulas with a weighted student formula. This concept was included in the 2013 budget as the LCFF, which allocates educational funds based on specific student needs and allow for flexibility at the local level. The LCFF is designed to be implemented over the course of eight years, beginning in 2013-14.
Priorities and Accountability
The LCAP must be adopted by each district at a board meeting after consultation with community stakeholders. The LCAP must include a description of:
The state has identified the following eight priority areas:
LCAP Development Process
One of the key components outlined in the Education Code is that districts consult with various stakeholders in the development of the LCAP, including opportunities to review and comment on it.
Each year, the current LCAP is reviewed in the fall and in the spring. Data is collected to assess progress towards goals, and stakeholder input is collected and included in the development of the new LCAP.
Board presentations provide updates throughout the year, with a public hearing prior to approval of the new LCAP in June. This occurs at the same time the budget for the new school year is approved.
Passwords for results
Fall 2016 process:
Spring 2016 process: