The State of California is changing the way it funds public education allowing school districts, like LAUSD, to better serve our high-needs students. This new funding system is called the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). LAUSD is helping to make public sense of this complex budget topic through community meetings and presentation.
Passed by the California Legislature in 2013, the formula provides school districts with additional resources specifically for foster youth, English learners and low-income students. It is an important starting point for closing the achievement and funding gap that has plagued California schools for years. New dollars for high-needs students provide school districts and their respective communities the opportunity to invest wisely.
Watch a presentation on how LCFF works here.
Read Advancement Project’s policy brief on foster youth and LCFF here.
Read Advancement Project’s policy brief on LAUSD and the LCFF here.
View a sample District Local Control and Accountability Plan for foster youth here.
The District’s LCFF-related documents may be seen by clicking here.
LCFF In the News
- Advancement Project’s own Policy Analyst is quoted in, “Battle lines forming in LA Unified for ‘Local Control’ spending” by LA School Report on April 3, 2014.
For more information about Advancement Project’s position on LCFF in the L.A. Unified School District, contact Jamila Loud, Manager of Strategic Initiatives, at (213) 989-1300.