Beginning this school year, Linden Unified will be funded via a system that has become known as the Local Control Funding Formula or LCFF for short. This is the biggest overhaul to California's system for funding schools since Prop 13 passed in the 1970s.
What is LCFF?
Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) is the new funding model proposed by Governor Brown and approved by the legislature. LCFF establishes a base grant for every student attending a public school in California. It then provides a supplemental grant for every student in a district who qualifies as low income, is a foster youth, or is an English language learner. Finally, a concentration grant is provided to school districts where more than 55 percent of students receive the supplemental grant. LCFF's established grant levels are not expected to be fully funded until 2021.
Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)
Under the new LCFF, Linden Unified is required to prepare an LCAP, which describes our intention of meeting annual goals for all students. The LCAP must focus on eight state priorities: Student Achievement; Student Engagement; Other Student Outcomes; School Climate; Parental Involvement; Basic Services; Implementation of Common Core State Standards; and Course Access. A requirement of LCFF is to gain input for the LCAP from a variety of stakeholders from the Linden community. To accomplish this, Linden Unified held LCFF/LCAP Community Meetings in February and March.
If you are interested in providing input on programs and services for your children but were unable to attend one of the meetings previously held, please click here to take a short survey. Para la encuesta en Español oprima aqui.