LCFF Resources: Priority 3 Family InvolvementLocal Control Funding Formula (LCFF) resources for this priority include Family Engagement in decision-making, promotion of family participation in the education process for all students, including students with disabilities.
Statement of Model Practices
LCFF Priority 3 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 3 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.
Districts seeking parent input in making decisions for the district and school resources.
|Family Engagement Framework: A Tool for California School Districts (PDF)
Spanish version (PDF)
|A tool for leaders in school districts and county offices of education to use as they work with schools, families, and communities to plan, implement, and evaluate family engagement practices that directly impact improved student achievement.|
|Family Engagement Toolkit: Continuous Improvement Through an Equity Lens (PDF)||Provides practical planning and evaluation tools that support efforts to engage all families, particularly those of underrepresented and underserved students.|
|Family Engagement Tools: Editable Templates (DOC)||Contains editable templates of the 10 tools introduced in the Family Engagement Toolkit: Continuous Improvement Through an Equity Lens.|
|Partners in Education: A Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships (PDF)||Designed to act as a scaffold for the development of family engagement strategies, policies, and programs. Includes references to research and resources supporting family engagement.|
|Title I Parent and Family Engagement||Provides information related to the implementation of programs, activities, and procedures for the engagement of parents and family members of Title I students.|
|The Power of Parents: Research underscores the impact of parent involvement in schools (PDF)||Offers insight and strategies on how to engage parents in the learning process.
|Early Math Project||Offers math resources in early education (birth to age eight) to parents and educators.|
|Social and Emotional Learning||A group of eight states share information, best practices, and promising tools and ideas in the interest of building strong Social Emotional Learning in schools across their states.|
|Trainer's Materials For 'Leading Focused Conversations with Families to Complete the DRDP (2015): A Guide for Home Visitors and Others.||Offers resources to home visitors for the special education community.|
|Expanding Student Success||Provides resources on expanded learning programs as an integral part of a student's learning experience.|
|Desired Results Access Project (DRAP), a Coordinated System of Assessment Tools and Support for Early Learning and Development||The site includes several resources and materials that support California's Early Learning and Development System.|
|Career Development and College Planning Parent Handbooks||The College Planning Guide Parent Handbook and the Career Development Parent Handbook are provided in multiple languages to serve as resources for parents and schools serving families when English is not the primary language spoken at home.|
|California CareerZone||Provides resources to help students through the career exploration process.|
District promotion of parental participation in programs for ALL students resources.
|Parents' Guide to School Funding Local Control Funding Formula (PDF)||This toolkit provides information to parent leaders on LCFF, including insight on outreach to student subgroups and high needs students focusing on what parents need to know.|
|Title III Frequently Asked Questions FAQs/Parents||Addresses administrative, programmatic, and accountability features of Title III English learners and immigrant student programs.|
|Best Practices for Planning Curriculum for Young Children Series: Family Partnerships & Culture (PDF)||Assists early childhood professionals in the development of cultural competence in working with children and families from diverse cultural backgrounds.|
|Homeless Education Liaisons||Offers all Homeless Liaisons contract information by local educational agencies (LEAs).|
|English Learner Roadmap||A guide to assist LEAs to implement California's 21st Century college-and-career-ready standards, curriculum, instruction programs, and assessments.|
|Title III Frequently Asked Questions||Offers resources on frequently asked questions about administrative, programmatic, and accountability features of Title III English learners and immigrant student programs.|
District promotion of parental participation in programs for individuals with exceptional needs resources.
|Universal Design for Learning (UDL): Principals for Flexible Learning Approaches for Varied Learners||Provides information and resources about UDL, a set of principles for curriculum and instruction development providing equal opportunities to learn utilizing flexible learning approaches, and creating instructional goals, assessments, methods, and materials focused on varied learners for positive student outcomes.|
|School, Family, and Community Partnerships||Identifies several major components for developing effective leadership for programs of family and community involvement at the state, district, and school levels.|
|Special Education Parent Resources||Provides parents/guardians with resources to help navigate the special education process.|
|California Parent Organizations: Providing Resources for Families of Children with Disabilities||Provides a list of the federal and state funded parent organizations that support families of children with disabilities.|