LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan)
The local control funding formula (LCFF) was enacted in 2013–14, and it replaced the previous kindergarten through grade 12 (K–12) finance system which had been in existence for roughly 40 years. For school districts and charter schools, the LCFF establishes base, supplemental, and concentration grants in place of the myriad of previously existing K–12 funding streams, including revenue limits, general purpose block grants, and most of the 50-plus state categorical programs that existed at the time. For county offices of education (COEs), the LCFF establishes separate funding streams for oversight activities and instructional programs.
Understanding school funding and how it impacts your child:
California's school funding law, the LCFF is the way schools focus on student success. The LCFF requires all school districts to involve parents in planning, decision-making, developing and reviewing Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs). It also:
- Requires school districts to focus on 8 key areas that help all students succeed. More info: Eng Spanish
- Provides extra funding for students with greater challenges.
- Gives school districts more felxibility in spending money to improve local schools.
Understanding the California School Dashboard
A Parent's Guide to School Funding: English Spanish