Focus Areas

Local Control

Your voice matters — get involved!

IT’S A TIME OF OPPORTUNITY FOR PARENTS

The Local Control Funding Formula is a huge opportunity for parents to shape the vision for your children’s education and make it happen! As California’s school funding law, the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) is a way for schools to focus on student success. The LCFF requires school districts to involve parents in planning and decision-making as well as in developing Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs).

The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) also:

  • Requires your school district to focus on the eight key areas that help all students succeed
  • Provides extra funding for students with greater challenges
  • Gives your district more flexibility for how to spend its money to improve local schools.

Take a look at the video from the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence to learn more about the vision behind California’s commitment to local control.

 

KNOW THE BASICS – GET THE FACTS

California State PTA offers a variety of resources to share with parents, teachers and your school community. Download and share these resources (available in multiple languages).

LCFF-LCAP Overview: Your Voice mattersENGLISH SPANISH CHINESE VIETNAMESE ARABIC TAGALOG

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES – FLIERS, PRESENTATIONS & MORE

You’ll find a wealth of information from California State PTA and other sources on the Resources page.

In addition, past PTA presentations provide valuable background.