LCFF & LCAP
Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)
The Local Control Funding Formula is a major change to how California has supported local educational agencies. Through the local control funding formula the state is providing new decision making power to local educational agencies to act based on the needs they see for students. In addition, this shifts California from treating funding as an input to support students to a resource that is linked to performance expectations.
Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
Complementing the changes to state funding made by the Local Control Funding Formula is a newly required Local Control Accountability Plan. The LCAP is LCFF’s vehicle for transparency and engagement. It is the way that LEAs are expected to share performance data, needs, actions, and anticipated outcomes.
The LCAP is a 3 year plan, that begins with stakeholder engagement that identifies needs for all students, using data and measurable student outcomes, as aligned with the state’s priorities, that includes specific actions and services supported with district resources, with special emphasis on students of need.