What is the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)? LCFF is California’s new plan to fund schools. The state has provided local school districts with funding flexibility rather than directing how each dollar must be spent. The expectation is that this flexibility will help the local districts better meet their student needs. Source: WestEd: Local Control Funding Formula LCFF Channel Episode 1: What is the Local Control Funding Formula?
What is the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)? School districts throughout California receive the same amount of per student funding, with a handful of adjustments for demographic characteristics such as the following: Low Income Students Low Income Students English Learners English Learners Foster Youth Foster Youth Source: WestEd: Local Control Funding Formula LCFF Channel Episode 1: What is the Local Control Funding Formula?
Important LCFF numbers for the KHSD 63.88 % Percentage of KHSD students who are Low Income Students Low Income Students English Learner English Learner Foster Youth Foster Youth
Important LCFF numbers for the KHSD 55% 55% A threshold provided by the state Funding flexibility is provided District-wide District-wide School-wide School-wide For targeted measures For targeted measures
Important LCFF numbers for the KHSD $17.6 M KHSD Supplemental and Concentration Grant Funding for 2014-2015
What is the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)? LCAP LCAP is a plan for how a district will support student success through the use of Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) money.
What is the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)? LCAP is intended to increase local involvement in how schools/districts allocate funding by providing for the following: Simplicity Transparency Accountability Equity Source: WestEd: Local Control Funding Formula LCFF Channel Episode 1: What is the Local Control Funding Formula?
The LCAP Process Community Meetings 2014 Meetings District Office: Feb. 25 North High: March 19 Foothill High: March 20 Arvin High: March 29 Shafter High: March 31
The LCAP Process Input was provided by Community Organizations and representatives of Low Income, English Learners, and Foster Youth.
The LCAP Process Parent Groups Superintendent’s District Parent Advisory Council English Learner Advisory Council District English Learner Advisory Council
The LCAP Process Collective Bargaining Groups Kern High School Teachers Association CSEA Chapter 81, Unit B CSEA Chapter 81, Unit E CSEA Chapter 747, Unit A Kern High School District Management & Confidential Association Laborer’s International Union of North America, Local 220, Skilled Trades Union, Unit D Laborer’s International Union of North America, Local 220, Supervisors, Unit F
The LCAP Process Surveys Parents Teachers Students
WE ALSO CONSIDERED As we worked together and examined the data
Pupil OutcomesConditions for Learning Engagement Student Achievement Implementation of the Common Core State Standards Student Engagement Other Student Outcomes Course AccessSchool Climate Basic ServicesParental Involvement
KHSD Board of Trustees Strategic Priorities 1.Provide Effective Instructional and Extra-curricular Programs. 2.Maintain and Support an Exemplary Staff. 3.Enhance Student Support Services. 4.Strengthen School / Community Relations.
COMMON THEMES WERE IDENTIFIED As we worked together and examined the data
LCAP Themes Provide effective teacher support and training as it relates to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), pro-social behavior, and cultural awareness. – Provide Professional Development (PD) to teachers in all curricular areas related to CCSS. – Provide focused PD for teachers of EL, LI, and FY to develop awareness of unique student needs.
LCAP Themes Expand support targeted towards English Learners to improve educational outcomes such as graduation, transition, and reclassification rates. – Revise current transition and reclassification criteria for EL students. – Provide additional PD for EL teachers to improve instructional practices and outcomes for EL students.
LCAP Themes Increase college and career readiness for graduates, including increasing a-g completion and Career Technical Education (CTE) opportunities. – Support CTE programs, such as Partnership Academies, targeting unduplicated count students. – Support a-g completion by offering supplemental educational services, such as Summer School and on-line learning.
LCAP Themes Reduce class size and increase course offerings. – Increase staffing allocations by $4 million in 2014- 2015. – Allow sites to determine the best use of this increased staffing to reduce class size or increase course offerings based on their specific needs.
LCAP Themes Provide additional counseling services focused on emotional support and unduplicated student needs and college/career readiness. – Increase staffing allocations for certificated counselors for 2014-2015. – Provide PD for counselors focused on developing knowledge and strategies to support targeted students and their post graduation plans.
LCAP Themes Expand support towards Foster Youth through a program of early and accurate identification. – Provide funding for a Foster Youth Liaison position to coordinate services for FY throughout the district. – Pursue agreements with county agencies to share information targeting timely identification of FY.
LCAP Themes Decrease the number of students suspended and expelled by the district through the implementation of alternative disciplinary programs and pro-social and emotional support for students. – Create a strategic plan to implement alternative discipline programs at school sites. – Train staff in strategies aligned with pro-social and emotional interventions.
LCAP Themes Increase meaningful engagement of students in school decision making. – Create student focus groups to provide input regarding educational programs and district issues. – Increase student participation and engagement on districtwide and school site committees.
LCAP Themes Increase opportunities for meaningful parent engagement and increased parent educational opportunities. – Create a Parent Education Liaison position to support school site workshops and support parent involvement in the education process. – Increase parent participation and engagement on districtwide and school site committees.
LCAP Themes Provide increased access and utilization of technology for students. – Make computer labs/libraries available to students during non-instructional time. – Embed technology-based performance assessments throughout the curriculum.
SOME FINAL THOUGHTS ABOUT THE LCAP Please Remember…
The LCAP is a working document. Public input is very important to the process. Public involvement in our schools is appreciated. The KHSD wants to continue to engage the community.
For Continued Input on the LCAP By Mail:By E-mail:By Phone: Kern High School District Attn: LCAP Committee 5801 Sundale Avenue Bakersfield, CA 93309 email@example.comKHSD Instructional Services Department Mark Balch, Ed.D., Director (661) 827-3282