Information about Local Control Accountability Planning (LCAP)

California’s New School Finance System
On July 1, 2013, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the 2013-14 state budget package and instituted a new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) that overhauls how California funds its K-12 schools.

An Overview

Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)
The Local Control Funding Formula is a major change to how California has supported local educational agencies (LEAs) or districts. Through the LCFF the state is providing new decision making power to LEAs/districts to act based on the needs they see for their specific students. In addition, this shifts California from treating funding as an input to support students to a resource that is linked to student 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 (districts) are expected to share student performance data, needs, actions, and anticipated outcomes that guide the use of available LCFF funding.