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ERIC Number: ED571658
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing LCFF: Communicating about District Plans. Policy and Practice Brief
Knudson, Joel
California Collaborative on District Reform
California educators continue in their struggle to communicate district plans to parents, teachers, and other members of the school community. Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAPs), have ballooned into jargon-laden stacks of tables, impenetrable to all but the most sophisticated reader. Envisioned as a tool to improve transparency, the LCAP as implemented has instead left many parents and community members utterly confused. In recognition of the LCAP's issues, state and district leaders are looking for better ways to inform the community about districts' plans and results. This brief, the fourth in a series informs district leaders as they communicate about their overall vision for school improvement, and the strategies and resource allocation decisions they are using to achieve that vision. It highlights insights that emerged from a November 2015 meeting of the California Collaborative on District Reform, in which participants reviewed resources already in use in the field--a sample of executive summaries, infographics, and other communication materials. As California continues to refine the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) system of policies and practices, these guidelines can help districts further the goals LCFF was designed to foster.
California Collaborative on District Reform. Available from: American Institutes for Research. 1000 Thomas Jefferson Street NW, Washington, DC 20007. Tel: 202-403-5000; Fax: 202-403-5001; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation; S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation; S.H. Cowell Foundation; Silver Giving Foundation; Stuart Foundation; Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA), California Education Policy Fund (CEPF)
Authoring Institution: California Collaborative on District Reform
Identifiers - Location: California