California’s 2013-14 Budget Act included landmark legislation that greatly simplifies the state’s school finance system. The changes introduced by the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) represent a major shift in how California funds Local Educational Agencies (LEAs). For nearly 40 years, California has relied on a system that included general purpose funding (known as revenue limits) and more than 50 tightly defined categorical programs to provide state funding to LEAs.Under LCFF, California funds school districts, charter schools, and county offices of education equally per student with adjustments based on grade levels and demographic characteristics. LCFF replaces complexity in favor of equity, transparency, and performance.
As the district develops next year’s Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), we invite parents, students and community partners to attend our upcoming community meeting on Thursday, March 26, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
At the previous community meeting, we reviewed the impact of community voice on the LCAP, and participants provided their feedback on the goals and actions expressed in the LCAP in small groups. At this meeting, we will review our progress towards the Annual Plan update and present information on the 2015-2016 budget.
The school board has appointed sixteen (16) community members to serve on the district’s Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) Advisory Committee. This group will convene bi-monthly to review and provide input on sections of the LCAP.
Meetings of the LCAP Advisory Committee are open to the public. The meeting calendar has been established as the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, with all meetings held at the Serna Center. A link to the schedule is below.