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Local Control Funding Formula

As of 2014 there are laws for how California schools are to be funded. This law made fundamental changes in how state revenues are allocated to schools through a Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). This law requires parents, students, teachers, and community to have input in the process of developing priorities in how new funds are spent.  

The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF):

  • Allows for local control and decision making
  • Provides additional resources for students with the greatest needs (for example, English Language Learners, Foster Youth and socio-economically disadvantaged students)
  • Aligns District goals and actions with the budget and expenditures through the development of an Local Control and Accountability Plan ( LCAP)