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.
Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)
8 Priority Areas
LCFF identifies eight priority areas
To engage families, teachers, employees and community representatives in the development of the LCAP, PUSD works with three groups:
LCAP Work Group
This group of stakeholders includes representatives of bargaining units including teachers, classified employees, families, foster care representatives, and community members to consult in the development of LCAP draft plan. The plan contains LCAP goals, actions and services.
LCAP Parent Advisory Committees
LCFF legislation requires two LCAP parent advisory commitees to review and comment on the district's plan. An existing parent advisory committee on English learners, such as DELAC, can serve as one of the LCAP parent advisory. The other parent advisory committee must include parents or legal guardians of students who are low-income, English Learners and children in the foster care system.
The District English Learner Advisory Committee advises the district on English learners. It reviews expenditure and accountability reports on the use of LCFF funds for English Learners. As one of two LCAP parent advisory committees, DELAC reviews and comments on the draft LCAP and its annual updates.
LCAP Meeting Agendas:
LCAP Parent Advisory Committee
Parent Advisory Committee members represent the three LCFF target student groups. Members serve on the committee for three-year terms. They meet at least once each year to review and comment on the draft LCAP and its annual updates.