Parents Guide to School Funding LCFF

California State’s recently implemented Local
Control Funding Formula (LCFF) fundamentally changes the way schools are funded throughout the state, reforming an education finance system that has existed for more than a generation. Enacted in 2013, this historic legislation will provide millions of dollars in additional funding to school districts. These funds are intended to serve all public school students more equitably
by correcting the “one size fits all” approach,
which fails to account for barriers to access and educational opportunities facing low-income students, English language learners, and foster youth. Parents have a unique opportunity to become part of the decision making process and ensure accountability that funds intended to serve the most high-need students, will in fact, increase and improve their academic achievement.
Since the passage of LCFF in July 2013, Families In Schools, in coordination with various local and statewide partners, remains on the front lines of this advocacy effort. Our goal is to ensure that LCFF’s implementation results in a public education system where all students have the opportunities and resources necessary to succeed in school and in life. Helping parent
leaders become involved in this historic effort and equipping them to represent the broader interests and educational needs families seek for their children are just some ways FIS will continue to meet its mission to involve parents and communities in their children’s education to achieve lifelong student success.

Parents have a unique opportunity to
become part of the decision making
process and ensure accountability that
funds intended to serve the most high-need
students, will in fact, increase and
improve their academic achievement.

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.