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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.
Supporting Inclusive Practices External link opens in new window or tab. Resources on inclusive practices that are responsive to student diversity, encourage student-directed learning, are evidence-based, and developed via ongoing collaboration between staff, students and community.

Deeper Dive
Resource Description
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: Friday, May 24, 2024
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