Local Control Funding FormulaCalifornia's new school funding formula, enacted in 2013. Actual funding allocations, when available, will be available via the Principal Apportionment page.
The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) Overview provides information about LCFF funding and accountability provisions. Additional information on LCFF implementation is contained in a letter issued jointly on August 7, 2013, by the State Board of Education and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
If you would like to receive updates regarding the LCFF via e-mail notification, subscribe to the LCFF listserv by sending a "blank" message to join-LCFFemail@example.com. (To unsubscribe, send a "blank" message to unsubscribe-LCFFfirstname.lastname@example.org.)
The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) Electronic Template page provides resources and information pertaining to the LCAP electronic template (eTemplate) system. (Posted 01-Feb-2016)
The State Priority Related Resources page provides links to resources for developing and implementing state priorities in the LCAP.
The LCFF Reports page provides access to search for the latest available LCFF funding and accountability data for individual schools, school districts, and county offices of education.
The Quality Schooling Framework (QSF) is the California educator’s destination for timely tools and practices to guide effective planning, policy, expenditure, and instructional decisions at all schools and districts.
WestEd's LCFF implementation page includes links to videos to help local implementation of the LCFF as well as other materials.
- LCFF Regulations (DOC; Posted 06-Mar-2015)
- LCAP Template (DOC; Updated 13-Jan-2015)
- Principal Apportionment
Detailed information on entitlements and funding calculations by fiscal year and apportionment period.
- Funding Rates and Information
Principal Apportionment funding rates by fiscal year with historical and prospective LCFF gap factors and cost-of-living adjustments.
- LCFF Funding Snapshot
Summary of the main LCFF funding components for each school district and charter school.
- LCFF Statewide Funding Fingertip Facts
Statewide LCFF funding data.
- LCFF K-3 Grade Span Adjustment (Title 5, Division 1, Chapter 14.6)
WestEd convened an Evaluation Rubric Design Group (ERDG) in August 2014 to begin the process of developing evaluation rubrics to recommend to the SBE for adoption in accordance with the October 1, 2015, timeline. ERDG participants include educational leaders from school districts, county offices of education (COEs), and charter schools; CDE staff with responsibility for monitoring COEs; and SBE representatives. WestEd also organized a series of regionally based input sessions in September 2014 to provide district, county, charter, and school leaders; teachers; students; parents; and community members with an opportunity to offer local insights to the evaluation rubric development process. Policy and advocacy groups were invited to voice their ideas at a meeting conducted in October 2014. Draft recommendations will be presented to the SBE in Spring 2015, with follow-up meetings to be scheduled as needed.
Review of COE LCAPs
For an overview of the County Office of Education (COE) Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) review process, see The Review of County Office of Education LCAPs by the CDE (PDF).
- Transitioning to Permanent Regulations (PDF; Posted 27-Jan-2015)
Webinar presentation - Local Control and Accountability Plans, Transitioning to Permanent Regulations.
County Office of Education and School District LCAPs
California Education Code Section 52065 requires that the Superintendent post links to all local control and accountability plans approved by the governing boards of school districts and county boards of education on the Internet Web site of the Department. CDE is working with county offices of education and school districts to obtain links to their 2014-15 LCAPs. We will continue to update this list as we receive information.
2015-16 County Office of Education and School District LCAPs (Posted 28-Jan-2016)
LCFF and Uniform Complaint Procedures
The LCFF and UCP Letter provides information about the LCFF and Uniform Complaint Procedures.
Frequently Asked Questions
- LCFF Funding
- Financial Accounting
- May Budget Revision
- Local Control and Accountability Plans
- Unduplicated Pupils and California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System
- Free and Reduced-Price Meal (FRPM) Income Eligibility Under the LCFF
- Unduplicated Pupils at Schools with Provision 2 and 3 or Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Status
- English Learners Under the LCFF
- Foster Youth Under the LCFF
- Categorical Programs
- Necessary Small Schools
- Home-to-School Transportation
- Regional Occupational Centers/Programs and Adult Education
- Economic Impact Aid
- Parent and Community Engagement
- LCFF Funding for County Office of Education Schools
- Charter Schools
- K–3 Grade Span Adjustment
- California Collaborative for Educational Excellence
More frequently asked questions will be added as they become available.
For all LCFF fiscal questions, contact the Office of Principal Apportionment and Special Education at PASE@cde.ca.gov. For all LCFF program questions, contact the Local Agency Systems Support Office at LCFF@cde.ca.gov.