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LCFF Resources: Priority 1 Basic Services

Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) resources for this priority includes (1) Teachers are assigned and fully credentialed, (2) Students have access to the standards-aligned instructional materials, and (3) school facilities are maintained.

Statement of Model Practices

LCFF Priority 1 Statement of Model Practices
The Statements of Model Practices are intended to support LEAs and their stakeholders in the LCAP development process. The Statements can help LEAs identify strategies and practices to meet their specific needs and potential areas of growth and may serve as good starting points for LEAs to begin dialogues with their stakeholders in each priority area.


Top resources aligned to LCFF Priority 1 are provided below. Select a priority link to display resources for that subject or select the Expand All link to display all the resources. The resources are organized in relation to key areas that are critical to the LCFF priority as outlined by statue.

Teachers are assigned and fully credentialed for the students they are teaching resources.

Top Resources
Resource Description
Professional Learning: Teaching and Management Strategies Provides opportunities for educators to enhance their understanding of, and capacity for, helping students learn and thrive.
Teacher Effectiveness Provides structure and learning experiences that directly impact students' academic outcomes.
Quality Professional Learning Standards (QPLS) The Superintendent's QPLS present the elements of a quality professional learning system that supports educators in building individual and collective capacity to meet professional, school, and student performance expectations.
California Teacher Induction External link opens in new window or tab. This site includes the California Standards for the Teaching Profession. The California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP) comprise a set of standards for the teaching profession in six interdependent domains of practice.

Deeper Dive
Resource Description
TEACH California: Teacher Recruitment External link opens in new window or tab. California's primary online effort for recruiting individuals to the teaching profession. It provides personal career path tools and resources to individuals interested in becoming teachers.
CDE/ECE Faculty Initiative Project External link opens in new window or tab. California Department of Education (CDE)/Early Childhood Education (ECE) Faculty Initiative Project aligns and integrates essential content and competencies of key CDE's Early Education and Support Division's materials and initiatives with core early childhood education curriculum of the California Community College and California State University systems.
California Center on Teaching Careers External link opens in new window or tab. Offers information on 21st Century teaching and learning, various pathways to earn a credential, and financial incentives.
California's State Plan to Ensure Equitable Access to Excellent Educators (PDF) This plan details a theory of action, updated data and analysis, and progress toward achieving equitable access to excellent teachers and leaders for all students.
Frequently Asked Questions English Learner Teacher Authorizations Frequently asked questions about requirements for teaching English learners.
Improving Teacher & Principal Quality California's plan to implement Early and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Title II, Part A regulations/requirements to prepare, train, and recruit qualified teachers and principals.

Grant Opportunities External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)

Students have access to the standards-aligned instructional materials resources.

Top Resources
Resource Description
Instructional Materials Frequently Asked Questions and Answers This page offers links and resources on state-adopted instructional materials.
Guidelines for Piloting Textbooks and Instructional Materials (DOC) This resource has suggested strategies offered for grades K–8 that may be adapted for grades 9–12.
California Common Core State Standards (CA CCSS) Systems Implementation Guide This online guide includes numerous suggestions and resources organized by the seven guiding strategies of the CA CCSS Systems Implementation Plan.
School facilities are maintained in good repair.

Top Resources
Resource Description
Technical Assistance for School Facilities The CDE's School Facilities and Transportation Services Division provides technical assistance to Local Education Agencies on all matters related to school facilities planning.
School Facilities Best Practices and Resources These fact sheets provide school board members, teachers, and parents/guardians, a quick overview of school facility best practices.
School Facilities Research Topic Sheets Research, topic sheets, and bibliographies that support the vision and guiding principles throughout the school facilities planning, design, and implementation process.
Free Publications from the School Facilities and Transportation Services Division Provides policy and guidance documents on school facility planning and design, including the School Site Selection and Approval Guide and Guide to School Site Analysis and Development.
Healthy and Supportive School Environments Provides resources on standards related to indoor environmental quality: thermal, visual, and acoustical comfort within the classroom.

Deeper Dive
Resource Description
Small School District Assistance Initiative Provides targeted outreach and technical assistance to small school districts likely to undertake facilities projects in the next 0-5 years.

Grant Opportunities
Resource Description
Child Care Facilities Revolving Fund General Facilities These loans provide funding for the purchase of new relocatable child care facilities for lease to school districts and contracting agencies that provide child care and development services.



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Last Reviewed: Monday, August 29, 2022
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