We are pleased to share with you that the California School Dashboard is now live to the general public at https://www.caschooldashboard.org/.
The five by five grid can be found at http://www6.cde.ca.gov/californiamodel/
Overview of Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) & Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
In June of 2013 a new era of school finance in California was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. The new funding model is known as the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). It reshapes school funding, with the promise of additional funding (trying to recapture the level of 2007-08), and squarely aimed to improve achievement for all students.
LCFF, and its local accountability counterpart, the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) — are anchored by the notion that California must do better for its underperforming students, who in fact make up a sizable portion of the state’s school-age population. The LCFF significantly changes the funding formula for school districts — more money is attached to meet the needs of a school districts most at-risk students. The LCFF identifies three categories of students requiring greater resources: 1) students who qualify for free or reduced priced meals, 2) students who are English Learners, and 3) foster youth. Together, over 80% of Konocti Unified students are among the population that fall into these categories, and for which the state will now provide additional need-based revenue to the district.
School districts must create a Local Control and Accountability Plan to spend the increased money. The first LCAP must be passed by the School Board by the end of June 2014. In creating an LCAP, Districts are required to get input from local stakeholders including, parents, school employees, students and community members. The LCAP, which is updated annually, must identify goals and measure progress for student groups across multiple performance indicators. The LCAP must also address California’s eight educational priorities, as well as any additional locally identified priorities.