Arts Education in LA County LCAPs
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LCAP Arts Ed Template Becomes a Statewide Resource
Arts for LA, in partnership with Arts for All and the California Alliance for Arts Education, recently crafted and distributed an arts education template for the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) process. School districts throughout Los Angeles County are in the midst of crafting their LCAPs (see story above).
Three Easy Ways to Advocate for Arts Education Right Now
Districts are in the thick of finalizing their Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs), which must be completed by June 30. This is a key moment to get involved in that process and advocate that every student in your district has access to a complete education that includes the arts.
Here are three easy ways you can support arts education now:
Arts Education & The Local Control Funding Formula
In 2013 California adopted the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), an unprecedented shift in state support for education that links funding levels to student need and empowers school districts to set goals that fulfill broad priorities including student engagement, school climate, parent involvement, and a broad course of study.
Fill Us In on What's Happening with LCAP & LCFF in Your School District
Are you already up to speed on LCFF and LCAP? Keep us in the loop and let us know what your district is doing around LCFF and LCAP so we can help spread the word.
LCFF & LCAP District Links
Arts for LA invites you to learn more about LCFF and LCAP processes happening in your district.
For a full list of LA County LCAPs, please visit the LA County Office of Education website: https://elcap.lacoe.edu/lcap/plan_status.pl
Questions for District Leaders about LCFF
Before you begin acting on LCFF and LCAP opportunities in your district, Arts for LA encourages you to speak with district leadership to get a full picture of the arts education landscape, what's currently being offered, and what could be offered. Here is a list of questions to get you started.
Arts for LA Launches Local Control Funding Formula Online Resource for Parents & Advocates
As part of our work to prepare arts advocates to work in their local communities, Arts for LA has launched an Online Action Brief around the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) opportunity.
Calling all education advocates! California is about to undergo a monumental shift in the way our state funds our public schools. It is a win-win solution for every student attending public school in our state. But your voice is needed to ensure your student receives the benefits of this new formula.
LCFF and A Complete Education that Includes the Arts
The Role of the Arts in Local Control Funding Formula Priority Areas
As Talia Gibas explains in the her LCFF overview video, arts education is uniquely effective in helping schools to achieve success in all eight of the LCFF Priority Areas.