Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)
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.
Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)
The Local Control and Accountability Plan or LCAP is a critical part of California’s new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). It is a three-year, district-level plan that is updated annually. The plan describes the school district’s key goals for students as well as the specific actions (with expenditures) the district will take to achieve the goals and the means (metrics) used to measure progress.
The LCAP addresses the needs of all students, including specific student groups, and all districts must specifically address English Learners, Foster Youth, and Low-income students. In addition, the LCAP must address the state of California's eight priority areas that include student academic achievement, school climate, student access to a broad curriculum, and parent engagement.