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October 25, 2017 Meeting Presentations

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Understanding California's New School Funding Formula: LCFF and LCAP

LCFF stands for Local Control Funding Formula. Under this new formula, school districts have more decision-making power in determining how to use funds for their schools and specific educational programs. Funds will be allocated by the State on a per student basis with supplemental funds awarded for designated high needs students, which are identified as English Language Learners, low-income students and foster youth.

 

LCAP, which supports the LCFF, stands for Local Control and Accountability Plan. This three-year plan must be developed, adopted and annually updated along with the LCFF in concert with a school district's parents, teachers, students, bargaining units and community members. While the LCFF affords greater latitude for districts in how they allocate funds for their schools and programs, the LCAP is a measure that ensures equity, accountability and transparency in that funding process. With LCAP, districts are required to reach out to their stakeholders for input on prioritization of educational programs that support positive student outcomes. The State has noted eight key priority areas that must be addressed in the Plan, and districts, partnering with their various stakeholders, will identify goals and actions associated with each of the eight priorities.


8 Priority Areas:

1.    Basic Necessities: teachers must be fully credentialed, instructional materials must be available to all students and align with state standards and facilities must be safe.
2.    Implementation of State Standards: this includes Common Core State Standards in English language arts and math, Next Generation Science Standards, English language development, history social science, visual and performing arts, health education and physical education standards.
3.    Access to Courses: ensures students have access to classes that prepare them for college and careers, regardless of what school they attend or where they live.
4.    Student Achievement: programs are designed to improve student outcomes along multiple measures, including test scores, English proficiency and college and career preparedness.
5.    Other Student Outcomes: this relates to required areas of study, including physical education and the arts.
6.    Parent Involvement: parents are engaged in the decision-making process and the educational programs of students.
7.    Student Engagement: this addresses improvement in the areas of student attendance and tardiness.
8.    School Climate: measures students’ connectedness to school through a variety of factors, such as suspension and expulsion and determines actions for improvement.

 

At the Moorpark Unified School District, we are convening an LCAP Advisory Committee composed of representatives of our various stakeholders and student subgroups. This committee will work closely with District administrators in analyzing, reviewing, revising and formalizing the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) for Moorpark. We will also host Community Forums in May to which the community is invited to attend and provide input regarding the desired educational programs that support student achievement.

The California Department of Education has launched a new website designed to help communities across the state access important information about K-12 districts and schools. Called the California School Dashboard, the site features easy-to-read reports on multiple measures of school success, including CAASPP test scores, graduation rates, English Learner progress, and suspension rates. Click on the logo above to go to the CA School Dashboard Homepage.

To learn more about California's new accountability and continuous improvement system, visit the CDE Accountability Webpage.

 

For a two-page summary of the new CA School Dashboard, click on one of the links below.

Getting to Know the CA School Dashboard

Guía para entender el Tablero de Escuelas de CA

 

Click on one of the links below to learn more about which years of data were used in calculating the results in the Dashboard.

Spring 2017 Dashboard Data

Fall 2017 Dashboard Data