The new Ed Trust West report, Building a More Equitable and Participatory School System in California: The Local Control Funding Formula’s First Year, describes the ways in which districts and community stakeholders engaged with one another to develop plans for their LCFF dollars. The report also provides an analysis of first-year Local Control and Accountability Plans, or LCAPs, with an eye towards how transparently and effectively districts share these plans with the public, along with how they propose to invest in the success of low-income, English learner, and foster care students and recommendations to create a more participatory and fair school finance system.
The enactment of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) provisions has created a new landscape for California school finance. Much confusion exists about what the impact of LCFF is on district responsibilities regarding programs for English Learners (EL). In addition, California Rural Legal assistance (CRLA), California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE and Californians Together sent a letter to all district and county superintendents as a reminder of the continuing state and federal obligations with respect to both programs and funding of services of EL. Download the full letter below and a power point to explain the content of the letter. Californians Together, CRLA, CABE and California Latino School Boards Association have been providing workshops for DELAC members and parent leaders across the state. Below are resources from the training and tools that can be used with parents and educators.LCFF Superintendent Letter LCFF Powerpoint LCFF for Parent Training PPT in Spanish LCFF for Parent Training PPT in English Suggested Roles for DELACs – English Suggested Roles for DELACs -Spanish EL Strategies aligned to 8 State Priorities – English EL Strategies aligned to 8 state priorities – Spanish UCP Complaint Form aligned to LCFF – English UCP Complaint Form aligned to LCFF – Spanish
The governor has proposed a new education funding formula for California schools called the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). His intent is to equalize the funding across districts and give additional funds to support services for English learners, poor students and foster youth. This would repeal the Economic Impact Aid (EIA) and replace it with the LCFF. On first blush this makes sense. But there are significant problems with the formula and its impact on English learners. We need each of you to sign the letter attached below (you may personalize) and send it to Assembly Member Joan Buchanan, Chair of Assembly Education. The letter needs to arrive by Friday, May 3, 2013.