Parents Guide to School Funding

The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) Overview provides information about LCFF funding and accountability provisions. Additional information on LCFF implementation is contained in a letter issued jointly on August 7, 2013, by the State Board of Education and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

LCAP Watch is committed to creating public transparency into school district plans and budgets.

California’s new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) is historic education funding legislation that will provide millions in additional funding to school districts statewide. Families In Schools knows that the engagement of parents is critical to the successful implementation of LCFF. We are committed to helping parents become involved in this historic effort and equipping them to represent the broader interests and educational needs that families seek for their children.

Parents have a unique opportunity to become part of the decision-making process and hold districts accountable for using funds to serve their highest need students every step of the way. A Parent’s Guide To School Funding provides a parent-friendly overview of the LCFF priority areas and the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) process focusing on key information parents need to know and recommended questions parents can ask the school district leaders.

We hope this guide will help parents continue to advocate for their children to ensure they seize every opportunity to be successful in school and in life.