What is Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)?
California state law sets out the system for funding public schools. State leaders largely decide how much money is available to schools each year as part of the state budget process.
In 2013, California adopted a new formula for deciding how much money each school district gets, called the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). The Local control Funding Formula (LCFF) is the Governor’s proposal to overhaul the school finance system. The LCFF replaces the Revenue Limit and most categorical program funding and establishes base grants based on ADA as well as supplemental, and concentration grants based upon the districts unduplicated percentage of English learners, income eligible for free or reduced-price meals and foster youth pupils. The new formula will be phased in over several years and is expected to be fully implemented by 2020-21.
School Districts will have the ability to decide how to use the funds, but under the new system they must get input from their local communities. Additionally, as part of the LCFF, school districts are required to develop, adopt, and annually update a three-year Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).
What is Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)?
The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) is an important component of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), the State’s new way of funding school districts. The LCAP utilizes a state standardized template to describe how our district will address State and local priorities for all students and for specific student groups defined in Education Code. The Plan includes goals and associated measures to monitor progress as well as action steps and associated budget amounts for those actions.
The LCAP is the plan the district develops to describe the actions/services and expenditures to support student outcomes and overall performance
Families, students, and staff are consulted each year to review and revise the plan
Goal #1: Advance academic achievement so all students graduate prepared for college and career
Goal #2: Enhance supports for social emotional and physical well-being in order to create safe and positive learning environments
Goal #3: Nurture meaningful family and community engagement
The Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan temporarily replaces the LCAP process to address the needs of students and the community during the 2020-2021 school year, unique to the circumstances created by the Covid-19 crisis.
OUSD’s Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan includes:
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Continuity of Learning
- Mental Health and Social and Emotional Well-Being
- Pupil and Family Engagement and Outreach
- School Nutrition
Outlines how parents, school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and includes how the school and parents will build and develop partnerships to help students achieve the state’s high standards