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Linden Unified receives 86% of its funding from the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). This was 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 funding model implemented 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, foster youth, or English language learner. The students in this category are referred to as Unduplicated Students.  A concentration grant is provided to school districts where more than 55 percent of their students are unduplicated students.  LCFF has been fully implemented in the 2018-2019 fiscal year. 

Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) and the Budget

With LCFF funding, Linden Unified is required to prepare an Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), which describes our intention of meeting annual goals and providing services 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. The plan is instrumental in the development of the budget.  Both the LCAP and the Budget are reviewed by our County Office to ensure that our budget provides resources for the actions and services shown the LCAP.