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LCFF Resources: Priority 5 Pupil Engagement

Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) Priority 5 addresses school attendance, chronic absenteeism, middle school dropout, high school dropout and, high school graduation rates.

Statement of Model Practices

LCFF Priority 5 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 5 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.

School Attendance/ Chronic Absenteeism/ Middle and High School Dropout

Top Resources
Resource Description
Child Welfare & Attendance Provides resources on specialized student support service that combines counseling and legal remedies to resolve complicated or persistent student attendance or behavior problems.
Attendance Works “Stay the Course” Toolkit External link opens in new window or tab. This toolkit includes resources in English and Spanish that promote regular attendance during the new year and winter months.
School Attendance Review Boards Offers Information about School Attendance Review Boards (SARBs) that are composed of school and community members who meet regularly to diagnose and resolve persistent student attendance or behavior problems.
Mental Health Provides strategies, resources, and training in psychological and mental health issues, including coping with tragedy, crisis intervention and prevention, school psychology, and suicide prevention.
Multi-Tiered System of Supports Provides resources that offers an integrated, comprehensive framework for local educational agencies (LEAs) that aligns academic, behavioral, and social-emotional learning in a fully integrated system of support for the benefit of all students.
California State Team for Social and Emotional Learning Offers resources from eight states that share information, best practices, and promising tools and ideas in the interest of building strong Social and Emotional Learning in schools across their states.
Foster Youth Services Provides support services to foster children regarding appropriate placements and coordinate instruction, counseling, tutoring, mentoring, vocational training, emancipation services, training for independent living, and other related services.

Deeper Dive
Resource Description
Behavioral Intervention Strategies and Supports Instead of correcting students’ behavior and making communities and schools safer, the quick removal methods, such as out-of-school suspension and expulsion, deprive students of the chance to receive the education and help that they need, making it more likely that they will drop out of school, enter the criminal justice system, and place their future options in jeopardy. There is a much better way to hold students accountable and keep schools safe.
Educational Options School and program alternatives that provide students with the environment, curriculum, and support systems needed to ensure that they achieve their full academic potential.
Homeless Education Liaisons Provides information and resources for homeless children and youths and their right to enroll, attend, participate fully, and succeed in school.
Resources for Educational Options Programs Provides resources that support academic and social-emotional development and youth engagement in schools.
State Performance Plan- Technical Assistance Project (SPP-TAP) External link opens in new window or tab. Provides technical assistance to LEAs working to address performance and compliance problems relating to special education disproportionality and significant disproportionality on the SPP. The SPP-TAP provides an array of technical assistance consisting of training, coaching, information dissemination, and referrals of best practices.
Title I, Part D Neglected and Delinquent Children Children in a local institution for neglected children and youth or who are attending a community day program for such children are eligible for Title I, Part D services.
SEEDS Partnership: Family Engagement and Professional Development in Special Education External link opens in new window or tab. Supporting Early Education Delivery Systems (SEEDS) of Partnership assists special educators, administrators, staff, and families involved in programs for children with disabilities. The SEEDS Partnership provides professional development resources, and tools to improve family engagement program practices and educational outcomes. They also assist the California Department of Education (CDE) Special Education Division in implementing improvement activities as part of the Quality Assurance Process related to family engagement in support of the Results Driven Accountability initiatives.
Culture & Climate Supportive learning environments and opportunities.
Equity Fair outcomes, treatment, and opportunities for all students.
Grants - Learning Communities for School Success Program Through the Learning Communities for School Success Program, the CDE shall administer grants to support LEAs in identifying and implementing evidence-based, nonpunitive programs and practices to keep the state's most vulnerable students in schools. Priority is given to those LEAs that: (1) have a high rate of chronic absenteeism, out-of-school suspension, or school dropout rates; (2) are located in a community with a high crime rate; and (3) have a significant representation of foster youth in their student enrollment.
High School Graduation

Top Resources
Resource Description
High School Graduation Frequently Asked Questions Offers guidance on high school graduation requirements.


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Last Reviewed: Friday, May 24, 2024
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