Local Control Funding Formula
The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) represents the most significant change in California's funding system in the past 40 years. One part of the new law is to improve academic outcomes by providing more money to school districts that serve high-needs students. Another part is to give local school districts and stakeholders more authority to decide how to spend education dollars, and also hold districts accountable for obtaining results.
As part of the LCFF, school districts, charter schools and county offices of education are required to develop, adopt, and annually update a three-year Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), beginning on July 1, 2014. The LCAP is required to identify goals and measure progress for student subgroups across multiple performance indicators. The LCAP must focus on eight areas identified as California's educational priorities. The eight areas of specified State priorities are intended to encompass the key ingredients of high-quality educational programs. The plan must include the overall vision for students, annual goals, and strategic actions needed to achieve the goals. The district must engage parents, employees, students and the community to assist in developing this plan.
The State has identified the following eight priorities, that are organized into three main areas:
Conditions of Learning
- Basic (qualified teachers and standards-aligned instructional materials, school facilities in good repair)
- Implementation of State Standards, including a focus on English learners
- Course Access (offering a broad course of study)
- Pupil Achievement (performance on standardized tests and prepare students to be college and career ready, English learners are proficient)
- Pupil Outcomes (in subject areas)
- Parental Involvement (efforts to seek parent input in decision making)
- Pupil Engagement (school attendance rates, reduced dropout rates, increase high school graduation rates)
- School Climate (pupil suspension and expulsion rates reduced, parents and teachers sense safety and school connectedness)
Click on the link below to view the latest version of the Mountain View School District LCAP document, approved by the Board of Trustees on June 20, 2016.