We Make LCFF Work

Join Public Advocates and Families In Schools via Twitter on February 5th from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM for a live discussion on how your organization, school, district, or community has supported student outcomes by making LCFF work. #WeMakeLCFFWork

In 2013, low-income communities of color and immigrant communities won the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), a funding law that increases resources for high need students and gives more power to the community. The promise of LCFF has yet to be fully realized, but together, we can make it live up to its potential.

That’s why we’re launching the #WeMakeLCFFWork community education campaign in February 2020 to make sure families know their rights, are fully engaged in the LCAP process and that their voices are heard by school districts.

Right now, districts and charter schools across the state are creating their new education spending plans (called Local Control Accountability Plans or LCAPs) that must include community input. This is a moment when we can make LCFF work as it was intended: to reverse decades of educational inequity and create the schools that our students deserve.

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En 2013, las comunidades de color de bajos ingresos y las comunidades de inmigrantes ganaron la Fórmula de Financiación de Control Local (LCFF), una ley de financiación que aumenta los recursos para estudiantes con altas necesidades y le da más poder a la comunidad. La promesa de LCFF aún no se ha cumplido plenamente, pero juntos podemos hacer que esté a la altura de su potencial.

Es por eso que estamos lanzando la campaña de educación comunitaria #WeMakeLCFFWork el febrero del 2020. Queremos asegurarnos que las familias conozcan sus derechos, participen plenamente en el proceso LCAP y que sus distritos escolares escuchen sus voces.

En este momento, los distritos y las escuelas autónomas de todo el estado están creando sus nuevos planes de gasto en educación (llamados Planes de responsabilidad de control local o LCAP) que deben incluir aportes de la comunidad. Este es un momento en el que podemos hacer que LCFF funcione como se pretendía: revertir décadas de inequidad educativa y crear las escuelas que nuestros estudiantes merecen.

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Everyone who signs up to participate will receive weekly toolkits to use on social media, digests of resources to discuss with your members and invitations to webinars and other interactive live events. We’ll be sharing cool resources like this animated video explaining just what LCFF is!

Todos los que se registren para participar recibirán kits de herramientas semanales para usar en las redes sociales, resúmenes de recursos para discutir con sus miembros e invitaciones a seminarios web y otros eventos interactivos en vivo. ¡Compartiremos recursos geniales como este video animado que explica qué es LCFF!



Haga clic aquí para una lista de eventos en español.

February 3, 2020

Winning LCFF: What it is and why it matters in 2020

  • History of LCFF as a people-powered win
  • LCFF values and tools: equity, community accountability, holistic measures
  • LCFF and Schools and Communities First are interdependent
  • #WeMakeLCFFWork Launch Twitter Party: Q&A on successes and challenges, hosted by Families In Schools (February 5, 12:00-1:00pm)
  • Launch of LCFF Resource Hotline (323-352-9096)

February 10, 2020

Winning decision-making power through LCFF

  • Winning student voice through LCFF
  • Winning parent voice through LCFF
  • Winning meaningful community engagement through LCFF
  • Online Equity in Action Shared Learning Circle: Student Voice Case Study with Californians for Justice (February 12, 3:30-5:00pm)

February 17, 2020

Winning student supports for historically disenfranchised students through LCFF

  • Wins for English Learners and Foster Youth
  • Social-emotional support wins
  • Closing the achievement gap
  • Disrupting the school to prison pipeline

February 24, 2020

Winning in 2020 with LCFF

  • How to engage with the LCAP (virtual LCAP training)
  • How to develop an LCAP campaign (toolkit release)
  • Increasing and improving services for high need students (guidance document release)
  • #WeMakeLCFFWork Closing Twitter Party, hosted by Families In Schools (February 26, 12:00-1:00pm)