Local Control Funding Formula
The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) is California’s new system of funding its public schools. LCFF increases school funding and directs more resources to California’s high-need students: low-income, foster youth, and English language learner students.
To learn more, read our handout on the accountability plans that districts are required to create every year.
There's an urgent need to close an enduring and troubling achievement gap between these highest need students and other California schoolchildren. The idea is to provide more funding and more services for these students so they can reach their educational goals.
— Linnea Nelson, ACLU of Northern California
Know your rights
Download: Questions for your school district
Key questions that you can ask about your school district’s plans to spend money intended to benefit high-need students.
Everything you need to know about LCAPs
What is an LCAP and why is it important? (en español)
The Local Control Funding Formula is California’s new system of funding its public schools. LCFF increases school funding and directs more resources… Read more »
Is the District asking for your input about their LCAP? (en español)
Stakeholder engagement is an important part of the LCAP. The LCAP instructions require districts to show meaning engagement in creating the LCAP… Read more »
How is the District planning to help students this year? (en español)
Sections 2 and 3 of the LCAP help stakeholders understand what the district’s goals are for students. The Sections also let stakeholders know the district plans to pay for services to meet those goals… Read more »