Public school districts in California are currently implementing a new funding system. The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) held the first in a series of technical assistance workshops on February 3, helping local districts navigate the new planning and accountability requirements and prepare materials for approval by the County Superintendent of Schools.
In July 2013, the State Legislature approved a new funding system called the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). The goal is to simplify how state funding is provided to local educational agencies. Under this new formula, school districts in California are now required to submit a Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) to their county superintendent for approval. These plans must show how districts intend to use funding to meet annual goals for all pupils. LCAPs must spell out specific activities that districts will use to address state and local education priorities.
During SCOE's workshop, local school district leaders received detailed LCAP information that will assist them in developing data-driven, pupil-centered plans that address the required state and local priorities. SCOE provided participants with the opportunity to share ideas, discuss issues of mutual concern, and plan next steps.
The new LCAP requirements were also discussed at the recent Curriculum Breakfast, a professional development gathering hosted by SCOE.
Upcoming SCOE LCAP Workshops
- March 3, 2014 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
- April 1, 2014 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)