Local Control Funding Formula
Big Changes in School Funding
California's system for funding schools is getting its biggest overhaul since Prop 13 passed in the 1970s. Beginning this school year, Modesto City Schools will be funded via a system that has become known as the Local Control Funding Formula or LCFF for short.
What is LCFF?
The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) establishes a base grant for every student attending a public school in California. It then provides a supplemental grant for every student in a district who qualifies as low income, is a foster youth, or is an English language learner. Finally, a concentration grant is provided to school districts where more than 55 percent of students receive the supplemental grant. LCFF's established grant levels are not expected to be fully funded until 2021.
Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)
Under the new LCFF, Modesto City Schools is required to prepare an LCAP, which describes our intention of meeting annual goals for all students. Modesto City Schools’ Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) must address eight areas of state priorities:
- Basic Services
- Other Student Outcomes
- Course Access
- School Climate
- Implementation of Common Core State Standards
- Parental Involvement
- Student Engagement
- Student Achievement
For planning purposes, the state's proposed LCAP template groups the eight state priorities into three categories:
- Conditions of Learning
- Student Outcomes