LCFF & LCAP
Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)
In July 2013, Governor Brown signed into law a new way to distribute money to California school districts. Known as the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), it is the most comprehensive reform to California’s school funding system in 40 years. With LCFF, school districts serving high-needs students receive more funds, based on the number and percentages of high-needs students they serve. Supplemental LCFF money will support students who need it most, such as low-income students (as measured by their eligibility for free or reduced-price lunch), children in foster care and students learning the English language.
Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)
Alongside the implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula, districts are also required to adopt Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs), which are plans for districts to show how they will spend the supplemental funds to support their high-needs students. Parents, students, labor partners, and community members have the opportunity to provide feedback and help shape SFUSD's LCAP, similar to how we look to the community for input on the budget and on School Site Council planning.