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Understanding school funding -- the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), and the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).

What is the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)?

The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) represents a significant change in the way California schools are funded. The LCFF replaces the complicated Base Revenue Limit funding model and provides a consistent allocation of dollars to schools based on grade spans and numbers of students who are English learners, low-income, or foster youth. The LCFF, which will take eight years to fully implement, establishes a per student Base Grant target and supplemental funding allocations for high needs students. The following resources should provide answers to many LCFF questions.

The State Board of Education (SBE) and California Department of Education (CDE) are committed to supporting local implementation of LCFF. The LCFF Channel provides Implementation Insight videos for viewing or download to help facilitate local implementation of LCFF are available below.

Episode 1 – What is the Local Control Funding Formula?(opens in new window/tab)

Episode 2 – What Makes LCFF Different and Better?(opens in new window/tab)

Episode 3 – What Should LEAs Do Now?(opens in new window/tab)

Episode 4 – Performanced Based Budgeting and Planning(opens in new window/tab)

Episode 5 – Accounting and LCFF(opens in new window/tab)

Episode 6 – Local Control and Accountability Plan and LCFF State Priorities(opens in new window/tab)

What is the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)?

With the adoption of the LCFF in school funding, Districts are now required to develop a visionary plan that describes an overall vision for students and sets annual goals and specific actions that a district will take to achieve this goal and vision. This plan is called the Local Control and Accountability Plan or LCAP. As part of the LCAP, Evergreen School District will involve and engage parents, students, educators, employees and the community in a variety of ways.  Read more about LCAP.