Local Control Funding Formula -LCFF/LCAP

2020-2021  Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)

Banta Elementary School District invites parents and the community to attend our community engagement meetings to provide input for the annual update to the LCAP for the upcoming 2020/2021 academic year and receive an update on the 2019/2020 LCAP.

2019-20 LCAP and Federal Addendum adopted by the Banta Elementary School District Board on June 27, 2019.  LCAP and Addendum can be viewed via the links in the left column of this page.

2019-2020 School Year Banta LCAP Parent Survey

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LCAP Advisory/Stakeholder Meeting:
Date: Monday, January 27, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Banta Elementary School Library

All Parents, Community Members, Staff and Students are invited to attend our
LCAP Advisory/Stakeholder Commitee Meetings

Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF): Overview
The goal of the LCFF is to significantly simplify how state funding is provided to local educational agencies (LEAs). Under the new funding system, revenue limits and most state categorical programs are eliminated. LEAs will receive funding based on the demographic profile of the students they serve and gain greater flexibility to use these funds to improve outcomes of students. The LCFF creates funding targets based on these student characteristics. For school districts and charter schools, the LCFF funding targets consist of grade span-specific base grants plus supplemental and concentration grants that reflect student demographic factors. For county offices of education (COEs), the LCFF funding targets consist of an amount for COE operations plus grants for instructional programs.

Implementation of the LCFF began in 2013–14. The state Department of Finance estimates that achieving full funding levels under the LCFF will take eight years based on its current Proposition 98 growth projections. During the intervening years, some LCFF provisions will be phased in (e.g., funding levels and K–3 class size). Regulations and templates to support local implementation were adopted by the State Board of Education (SBE) in early 2014 for use during the 2014–15 program and budget planning process.

LCFF Accountability
The LCAP is an important component of the LCFF. Under the LCFF all Districts are required to prepare an LCAP, which describes how they intend to meet annual goals for all pupils, with specific activities to address state and local priorities identified pursuant to EC Section 52060(d).

What is the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)?
Each school district must engage parents, educators, employees and the community to establish these plans. The plans will describe the school district’s overall vision for students, annual goals and specific actions the district will take to achieve the vision and goals. The LCAPs must focus on eight areas identified as state priorities. The plans will also demonstrate how the district’s budget will help achieve the goals, and assess each year how well the strategies in the plan were able to improve outcomes.

What are the eight state priority areas that must be addressed in the plans?
There are eight areas for which school districts, with parent and community input, must establish goals and actions. This must be done both district-wide and for each school.

The areas are:
1. Providing all students access to fully credentialed teachers, instructional materials that align with state standards, and safe facilities.
2. Implementation of California’s academic standards, including the Common Core  State Standards in English language arts and math, Next Generation Science Standards, English language development, history social science, visual and performing arts, health education and physical education standards.
3. Parent involvement and participation, so the local community is engaged in the decision-making process and the educational programs of students.
4. Improving student achievement and outcomes along multiple measures, including test scores, English proficiency and college and career preparedness.
5. Supporting student engagement, including whether students attend school or are chronically absent.
6. Highlighting school climate and connectedness through a variety of factors, such as suspension and expulsion rates and other locally identified means.
7. Ensuring all students have access to classes that prepare them for college and careers, regardless of what school they attend or where they live.
8. Measuring other important student outcomes related to required areas of study, including physical education and the arts. 

In addition to these eight areas, a district may also identify and incorporate in its plan goals related to its own local priorities.  The new LCFF and LCAPs provide a great opportunity for parents to engage in the decisions that impact their children and schools.

LCAP Federal Addendum
The LCAP Federal Addendum is meant to supplement the LCAP to ensure that eligible LEAs have the opportunity to meet the Local Educational Agency (LEA) Plan provisions of the ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act, U.S. Department of Education)

California Department of Education LCFF Overview Link
CDE LCFF Overview

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