The State Board of Education has approved final spending regulations for the Local Control Funding Formula and a revised template for Local Control and Accountability Plans, strengthening parent and community involvement in budget decisions and expanding local accountability measures to improve student achievement.
The file vote marks a major milestone in the formal rulemaking process required of the board and finalizes revisions and improvements suggested by educators, parents, students, lawmakers, education groups and advocacy organizations since the LCFF became law in 2013. Thousands of public comments about the regulations and hours of public testimony before the Board went into to the development of the final regulations and revised template.
LCFF links transparency and accountability directly to the local goal setting and budgeting process by requiring each school district, county office of education and charter school to adopt LCAPs. The Board approved a revised LCAP template that includes requested changes from county offices of education, local districts and education stakeholders.
Most area districts have LCFF/LCAP pages; you can find them here: