Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) Resources

Local Control Funding Formula


California’s 2013-14 Budget Act included landmark legislation that greatly simplified 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). 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 continuous improvement.

A component of LCFF is the creation of the district-specific strategic plan called the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). Each LEA’s LCAP must outline goals, actions and services to support eight state priorities with special attention to increasing or improving services for low income, English learner and foster youth students.