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ERIC Number: ED571659
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Implementing LCFF: Possible Solutions to Emergent LCAP Challenges. Policy and Practice Brief
Blum, Jarah; Knudson, Joel
California Collaborative on District Reform
The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) represents a sea change in the way California funds public education. By directing resources to the students in greatest need, freeing districts from the constraints of categorical programs, and inviting stakeholder participation, the new funding system creates the conditions for districts to advance goals of equity and better serve their local communities. One key component of the LCFF is the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), a state-required document in which each district must describe its goals, the strategies designed to achieve those goals, and the resources allocated to support those strategies. Having completed two rounds of LCAP submissions, district leaders and others around the state have learned much about what the process entails, where it has created the conditions for improved practices and outcomes, and where obstacles remain. This brief draws on reflections from a November 2015 meeting of the California Collaborative on District Reform to provide an overview of some of those struggles, as well as potential remedies, to inform the implementation and refinement of LCFF. The California Collaborative will continue to develop briefs that explore the issues raised here in greater detail.
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: Elementary Secondary Education
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