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Local Control Funding Formula

California's new school funding formula, enacted in 2013. Actual funding allocations, when available, will be available via the Principal Apportionment page.

LCFF Overview

The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) is hallmark legislation that fundamentally changed how all local educational agencies (LEAs) in the state are funded, how they are measured for results, and the services and supports they receive to allow all students to succeed to their greatest potential.

If you would like to receive updates regarding the LCFF via email notification, subscribe to the LCFF listserv by sending a "blank" message to join-LCFF-list@mlist.cde.ca.gov. (To unsubscribe, send a "blank" message to unsubscribe-LCFF-list@mlist.cde.ca.gov.)

Components of LCFF

California Accountability Model and School Dashboard

The California Accountability Model and School Dashboard provide information about how LEAs and schools are meeting the needs of California's diverse student population based on a concise set of measures.

LCFF Support and Assistance

California’s accountability and continuous improvement system is based on a three-tiered framework, with the first tier, general assistance, made up of resources and assistance that is made available to all LEAs. Differentiated assistance is the second tier of assistance that one or more agencies is required by statute to provide to LEAs that meet certain eligibility criteria. The third tier is intensive intervention, which is generally required based on persistent performance issues over a specified period of time. The Assistance Status spreadsheet linked below provides the assistance status for county offices of education (COEs), school districts, and charter schools.

2023 LCFF Assistance Status

2023 LCFF COE/District Assistance Status Spreadsheet (XLSX)

2023 LCFF Charter School Assistance Status Spreadsheet (XLSX)

Prior Year LCFF Assistance Status

2022

2022 LCFF COE/District Assistance Status Spreadsheet (XLSX; Revised 02-Feb-2023)

2019

2019 LCFF COE/District Assistance Status Spreadsheet (XLSX)

2019 LCFF Charter School Assistance Status Spreadsheet (XLSX)

2018

2018 LCFF Assistance Status Spreadsheet (XLSX)

2018 LCFF Assistance Status Record Layout

2017

2017 LCFF Assistance Status Spreadsheet (XLSX)

Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)

The LCAP is a tool for LEAs to set goals, plan actions, and leverage resources to meet those goals to improve student outcomes. The Local Control and Accountability Plan webpage provides resources to support the planning, implementation and evaluation of an LCAP.

In order to create a clear connection between an LEA’s performance and the planning process that is memorialized in the LCAP, California Education Code (EC) Section 52064 was amended to include a requirement that an LEA include specific actions in the LCAP to address all instances where a school or student group within an LEA, or a student group within a school, receives the lowest performance level on one or more state indicators on the 2023 California School Dashboard (Dashboard). The results of the 2023 Dashboard determine the instances of low performance that apply for the three-year period in which the LCAP is in effect. The legislative intent of these requirements is two-fold: first, to ensure that LEAs are addressing the needs of consistently low-performing student groups; and second, to ensure that higher performing LEAs are addressing the needs of low-performing schools within the LEA.

The California Department of Education has prepared files that indicate the LEAs that have met the criteria to include one or more specific actions in the LCAP. These files indicate, for all applicable LEAs, the student group(s) and/or schools that are required to be addressed by specific actions in the LEA’s LCAP. These files are effective for the 2024–25 through 2026–27 LCAP years. For additional information related to this requirement, please see the Goals and Actions section of the LCAP template instructions.

LCAP Required Actions Lists

2024–25 LCAP
Description Data File Record Layout
Identifies the schools that have a red performance indicator for the ALL student group in either the English Language Arts (ELA) academic indicator, Math Academic Indicator, Chronic Absenteeism indicator, English Learner Progress Indicator, Graduation Rate Indicator, Suspension Rate Indicator OR a “very low” performance indicator for the College/Career Indicator, based on the 2023 Dashboard. 2023 Low Performing Schools - ALL Student Group (XLSX) 2023 Low Performing Schools - ALL Student Group Record Layout
Identifies the LEAs (District Non-Charter and Charter Schools) that have a red performance indicator for at least one of the 13 Non-ALL student groups in at least one of the statewide indicators (ELA Academic, Math Academic, Chronic Absenteeism, English Learner Progress, Graduation Rate, Suspension Rate) OR a “very low” performance indicator for the College/Career Indicator, based on the 2023 Dashboard. 2023 Low Performing LEAs - Non-ALL Student Group (XLSX) 2023 Low Performing LEAs - Non-ALL Student Group Record Layout
Identifies the schools that have a red performance indicator for at least one of the 13 Non-ALL student groups in at least one of the statewide indicators (ELA Academic, Math Academic, Chronic Absenteeism, Graduation Rate, Suspension Rate) OR a “very low” performance indicator for the College/Career Indicator, based on the 2023 Dashboard. 2023 Low Performing Schools - Non-ALL Student Group (XLSX) 2023 Low Performing Schools - Non-ALL Student Group Record Layout

 

LCAP Required Goals List Archive

LCFF Apportionments

The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) Overview provides information about funding.

The Principal Apportionment includes funding for the Local Control Funding Formula, which is the primary source of an LEA's general purpose funding; Special Education (Assembly Bill 602); and funding for several other programs. The Principal Apportionment is a series of apportionment calculations that adjust the flow of state funds throughout the fiscal year as information becomes known.

Student Support and Enrichment Block Grant

The Student Support and Enrichment Block Grant provides funding for county offices of education alternative education programs to provide additional student support and enrichment opportunities.

LCFF Equity Multiplier

The LCFF Equity Multiplier webpage provides information related to LCFF Equity Multiplier funding.

Resources

The LCFF Priorities/Whole Child Resource Map provides LCFF priorities and whole child resources and supports to help local educational agencies, schools, and families serve the needs of California's diverse student population.

Tuesdays @ 2 Webinar Series

The State Priority Related Resources page provides links to resources for developing and implementing state priorities in the LCAP.

The Family Engagement Toolkit (PDF) and Editable Templates (DOC) provide practical planning and evaluation tools that support efforts to engage all families, particularly those of underrepresented and underserved students.

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions:   Local Agency Systems Support Office | LCFF@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0809
Last Reviewed: Friday, June 14, 2024
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