Presentation on theme: "Local Control Funding Formula Local Control and Accountability Plan An exciting time for our kids and our schools."— Presentation transcript:
1 Local Control Funding Formula Local Control and Accountability Plan An exciting time for our kids and our schools
2 Videos available at http://www.capta.org/lcff PTA has created some videos on LCFF let’s watch them! 2 mins totalThese videos are available for download and posting on your website of FB pages!Videos available at
3 Local Control Funding Formula New Law (2013) that is a major restructuring of school finance formulaMakes fundamental changes to how Prop 98 funds are allocatedPhase in is over approximately 8 years, with full implementation planned forDoes not address adequacy of fundingShifts spending decisions from the state to local school districtsLocal flexibility on how to spend money to improve local schoolsRequires districts to focus on eight key areas to help all students succeedAccountability plans and required parent inputMore money for students with greater challenges
4 must address the needs of all students The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) is a critical part of the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).describes the overall vision for students, annual goals and specific actions districts will take to achieve the vision and goals.must address the needs of all studentsmust link the district plan with the district budgetEach school district must engage parents, educators, employees and the community to establish plans.By July 1 each year districts must adopt their plans which will be linked to their budgetMust use SBE-adopted LCAP templateMust be submitted to District Advisory Committee and presented at public hearing before adoptionLCAP adopted every three years and updated annuallyDistricts must set goals in eight state priority areas for the district and all school sites
5 The State Board of Education has adopted a template that all district must use and which specifies what must be included:Each District must have annual goals with specific actions districts will take to achieve the vision and goals and related budget items for the district and for each school site.The goals and actions must address the needs of all students and each major subgroup – each race/ethnicity, low income students, English learners, foster youth and students with disabilitiesThe plans are for three years and must address all eight state priorities
6 LCFF: Aligns with our values - Student Achievement: Performance on the standardized tests, score on API, % of students that are college and career ready, % of EL students that become English proficient and reclassification rate, % of students that pass AP exams.- Student Engagement: School attendance rates, chronic absenteeism rates, middle school dropout rates, high school drop out rates, high school graduation rates.- Other Student Outcomes: Student performance in other exams and other indicators.- School Climate: Student suspension rates, student expulsion rates; other local measures.- Parent Involvement: Efforts to seek parent input, promotion of parental participation.- Basic Services: Rate of teacher misassignment, student access to standards-aligned instructional materials, facilities in good repair.- Implementation of Common Core State Standards (CCSS): Implementation of CCSS for all students, including EL.- Course Access: Student access and enrollment in a full curriculum.8 AREAS OF STATE PRIORITY THAT MUST BE ADDRESSED IN LCAPS- Supporting the needs of vulnerable children- Access to a full curriculum for every child that includes physical education, arts and STEM- Highly effective educators in every classroom- Standards, assessments and accountability that best serve every child's needs- Safety and positive school climate- Early childhood education- Healthy lifestyles and access to support services for physical, emotional, social and mental healthCALIFORNIA STATE PTA ADVOCACY GOALSEVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT PLAN MUST SHOW PROGRESS IN 8 KEY AREAS THAT REFLECT CORE PTA VALUESThis is an exciting time – the state has actually adopted as priorities the very things PTA has been advocating for years – addressing the whole child not just focusing on ELA and math scores.Parents need to understand the priorities and ensure that they are addressed in the LCAPS – accountability will be based on district goals and the actions taken to meet the goals. We must advocate for a robust plan that helps all children succeed – with engagement a key factor.Additionally, parent engagement is required and will be evaluated. Another opportunity to help districts do more meaningful outreach and inclusion efforts.
7 GET FAMILIAR WITH THE LCAP’s 8 STATE PRIORITES FOR STUDENT SUCCESS Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) –Three Categories for Planning PurposesConditions of LearningBasic ServicesImplementation ofState StandardsCourse AccessStudent OutcomesStudent AchievementOther Student OutcomesEngagementStudent EngagementSchool ClimateParent InvolvementNow we will look at 8 state priorities as they are laid out in the LCAP template developed by the SBE and required for use by the districtsThe eight priorities are divided into three categories:Conditions of learningStudent outcomesEngagementEach area must me addressed in the LCAP for each school site and for all subgroups.GET FAMILIAR WITH THE LCAP’s 8 STATE PRIORITES FOR STUDENT SUCCESS
8 CONDITIONS OF LEARNING BASIC SERVICESIMPLEMENTATION OFSTATE STANDARDSCOURSE ACCESSFOCUS PLANNING ON ASSESSING TO WHAT EXTENT:TEACHERS ARE QUALIFIED AND APPROPRIATELY ASSIGNEDSCHOOL FACILITIES ARE IN GOOD REPAIRSTUDENTS HAVE ACCESS TO STANDARDS-ALIGNED MATERIALS AND ARE RECEIVING INSTRUCTION THAT IS ALIGNED WITH STATE-ADOPTED CONTENT AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDSSTUDENTS ARE ENROLLED IN A BROAD COURSE OF STUDYBasic ServicesRate of teacher mis-assignmentStudent access to standards-aligned materialsFacilities in good repairImplementation of State StandardsCommon Core State StandardsEnglish Language DevelopmentNext Generation Science StandardsCourse AccessStudent access and enrollment in all required areas of study
9 OTHER STUDENT OUTCOMES STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTOTHER STUDENT OUTCOMESPLANNING WOULD FOCUS ON ASSESSING:PERFORMANCE ON STANDARDIZED TESTSPERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS WHO ARE COLLEGE AND CAREER READYENGLISH LEARNER CLASSIFICATION RATEPASS RATE ON ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMSSTUDENT OUTCOMES IN ALL CORE CURRICULUM AREASB. Pupil OutcomesStudent AchievementPerformance on Standardized testsScore on APICollege & Career readyELs become English proficientReclassification rateAP test scoresEAP scoresOther Pupil OutcomesOther indicators of student performance
10 ENGAGEMENT STUDENT ENGAGEMENT PARENT INVOLVEMENT SCHOOL CLIMATE FOCUS PLANNING ON MEASURING:SCHOOL ATTENDANCE RATES INCLUDING CHRONIC ABSENTEEISMDROPOUT AND GRADUATION RATESSUSPENSION AND EXPULSION RATESPARENT INVOLVEMENT IN DECISION MAKING AND THE DEGREE TO WHICH YOU PROMOTE THE PARTICIPATION OF PARENTSTHE DEGREE TO WHICH STUDENTS FEEL SAFE AND CONNECTED TO SCHOOLC. EngagementParent InvolvementEfforts to seek parent involvementPromotion of parent participation Pupil EngagementAttendance ratesChronic absenteeismMiddle school & high school dropoutsGraduation ratesSchool ClimateStudent suspension ratesStudent expulsionOther local measures
11 LCFF & LCAP are huge opportunities for us as parents to shape the vision for our children’s education and make it happen.
12 What can you do now?Find out what your school district is doing to engage you and all parents.Share your ideas directly with administrators and school board members.Attend a meeting or volunteer to serve on a committee.Talk with your children’s teachers and principal about the new law.
13 What can you do now?Talk with other parents and connect with your local PTADownload information from your school district’s website orLearn more about the eight key areas of the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) and how they can help your child succeed.
14 The Framework for Your School District’s Local Control and Accountability Plan California’s new Local Control Funding Formula law (LCFF) offers an historic opportunity to usher in a new era of parent and family engagement in our schools.Use PTA’s research-based standards and indicators as the framework to guide your local school district’s goals and activities for parent and family engagement, as required by the new Local Control and Accountability Plans.The PTA Standards are based on extensive research and were developed with the guidance and support of prominent education leaders and practitioners in the field of family involvement across the country.Download the summary and share with your principal, superintendent and school board – and share the link from our website.
15 Questions to ask:What is the timetable for creating the LCAP and the Budget?How will you involve parents and community members? Are parents receiving information in the languages spoken in the home?Has the parent advisory committee been selected? When and where will the committee meetings be held?Do we have an ELAC or DLAC committee? When will they be giving input into the plan?
16 Additional questions to ask: How will the plan be shared with parents & community members? When and where will the public hearing be held?How and when will you be responding in writing to input as required by law?At which school board meeting will the LCAP be adopted? How will you be publicizing the meeting and will you allow adequate time for community input?How are you planning for next steps? Annual review process?
17 Speaking up for every child… What happens when you participate in the process but don’t get any traction? When you don’t feel the parent voice is being heard?Continue to have conversations.Bring others to ask the same questions – there is power in numbers.Focus on what you are trying to accomplish and not on the exact way you think it should be done. Is there an alternate solution? Is there a compromise?Start at the beginning and persist. Did you talk to the principal? SSC president/members? Teachers at the school site? District Administrator? Superintendent? School Board?What happens when you participate in the process but don’t get any traction? When you don’t feel the parent voice is being heard?Continue to have conversations – not confrontations. Don’t start at Defcon 5. Ask questions. REPEATEDLY if necessary. Be firm, polite and thank folks for their time and interest.Bring others to ask the same questions – there is power in numbers.It is up to you to persist – can’t just ask and walk away. It there is not a parent voice represented in the development of the LCAP – there will be no accountability. Must be included to be measured.Focus on what you are trying to accomplish and not on the exact way you think it should be done. Is there an alternate solution? Is there a compromise? How can you get to yes?Don’t be afraid or hesitant to go up the chain of command. Start at the beginning and persist. Did you talk to the principal? SSC president/committee? Teachers at the school site? District Administrator? Superintendent? School Board?Conversations not confrontationsAsk repeatedlyPersist even when rebuffedFocus on interests, not positionsOffer alternate solutionsDon’t be afraid to go up the chain of command
18 Plan to get involved and stay involved. Remember this is not a sprint but a marathon: LCFF is the new way schools receive fundsPlan to get involved and stay involved.
19 Your voice matters – join the conversation! For more information:For questions: