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LCFF Resources: Priority 6 School Climate

Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) Priority 6 addresses student suspension rates, expulsion rates, other local measures including surveys of students, parents and teachers on the sense of safety and school connectedness.

Statement of Model Practices

LCFF Priority 6 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 6 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.

Suspension and Expulsion Rates

Top Resources
Resource Description
Behavioral Intervention Strategies and Supports Offers strategies to reduce suspension and expulsion rates.
Multi-Tiered System of Supports Offers a framework and resources that aligns Response to Instruction and Intervention with the Common Core State Standards and the systems necessary for academic, behavior, and social success.
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) External link opens in new window or tab. Provides strategies found to promote the conditions that improve learning and behavior for all students and should be used to guide Individualized Education Program (IEP) decisions for Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).
Response to Instruction and Intervention External link opens in new window or tab. Provides information and resources to communicate the full spectrum of instruction, from general core to supplemental or intensive, to meet the academic and behavioral needs of all students.
Inclusive Practices- Foundations of MTSS, UDL, and PBIS External link opens in new window or tab. Provides information and resources for one coherent system of integrated supports and services to ensure all students are learning together and have the supports they need to fully access the Common Core State Standards.

Deeper Dive
Resource Description
Individuals with Disabilities Act- CalSTAT Technical Assistance and Training External link opens in new window or tab. CalSTAT provides information about the alignment of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) with the Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESSA), and includes Web links to several resources.
State Performance Plan- Technical Assistance Project (SPP-TAP) External link opens in new window or tab. Provides technical assistance to local educational agencies (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.
Other local measures, including surveys of pupils, parents, and teachers on the sense of safety and school connectedness

Top Resources
Resource Description
School Conditions and Climate Work Group Recommendation Framework (PDF) This report presents their recommendations for state measures and supports for school climate and related school conditions priorities.
School Climate, LCAP, and the Safe and Supportive Schools Project External link opens in new window or tab. A resource for supporting California schools in the important task of fostering positive school climates as part of school improvement plans. It provides access to a wealth of information and a wide range of publications, tools, trainings, and other technical assistance to support data-driven school climate improvement.
Resources for Learning Communities for School Success Program Provides relevant information to support the improvement of school climate and student achievement.
Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program 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.
School Safety Planning Resources School safety planning and implementation resources for schools and districts to comply with California Education Code Section 32280-32289.
Culture & Climate Offers information and resources that support learning environments and opportunities.


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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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