LCFF/LCAP are huge opportunities for us to shape the vision for our children’s education.
LEARN MORE AND GET INVOLVED
Here are a number of great resources to learn more and to get engaged:
- Your local school district’s website – A good place to start to learn about your school district’s LCFF and LCAP timeline and process as well as programs and services at your school. Be sure to look at the School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs) that must be posted for each school to understand where your students and district stands now.
- EdSource.org – Offers a guide to the LCFF along with news and information about California K-12 finance system. EdSource also offers an LCFF Tracker to investigate the implementation of the LCFF at various school districts across California.
And even more great resources, videos, comprehensive information and tools are available:
- Ed100.org in partnership with California State PTA – California’s education system 100-percent demystified! California’s education system is changing fast. Learn how it really works, so you can make a difference.
- Ed Trust West and FairShare4Kids.org – Find out how much money your school is receiving and download a handy checklist to evaluate your school district’s LCAP.
- California Department of Education (CDE)
- California School Boards Association (CSBA)
- Association of California School Administrators (ACSA)
- Children Now
- California Endowment – Take a look at best practices and draft LCAPs across the state
See examples of programs and interventions that meet LCFF goals and LCAP priority areas:
- School Smarts Parent Engagement Program – Meet the parent involvement priority area of the LCAP with this inclusive, research-based program proven to engage more parents and develop parent leaders and advocates through a seven-session parent academy with innovative curriculum. The academies and materials are provided in multiple languages.
- California School-Based Health Alliance – School health supports that meet student engagement and school climate LCAP priority areas.
- California State PTA Student Health and Achievement Resource Guide – Understand the critical link between student health and achievement in the LCAP.
- California Alliance for Arts Education – Arts education strategies that improve student outcomes.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT LCFF/LCAP IN THE NEWS
Informing and educating parents about the new LCFF and LCAP is a top priority for California State PTA. Take a look at the recent media surrounding our efforts on the new LCFF and LCAP.
- Comcast Newsmakers: Changes in Education with former California State PTA Director of Legislation Kathy Moffat
- EdSource guest column by former California State PTA President Colleen A.R. You. Download a printed version to share.
Listen to our recent Radio Disney broadcast with Children Now President Ted Lempert and Vallejo City Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Ramona Bishop.
CALIFORNIA SCHOOLS ARE STILL CHRONICALLY UNDERFUNDED
While the new LCFF and LCAP represent a major positive reform, it does not change the fact that California’s schools remain chronically underfunded.
The 2014 Education Week Quality Counts report ranked California 50th among states in adjusted per-student expenditures. Learn more about school finance and find out more about the need for adequate funding for our schools.