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.
LCFF and LCAP Overview & Resources
In 2013, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a new strategy for funding California’s public schools. Known as the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), the law represents a significant shift in priority for public education in the state.
Free Webinar: "How the Arts Achieve Local Control Funding Formula Priorities," Jan 23
California is perched on the edge of an unprecedented transformation of our education system. Over the next year, every school will receive more funding to support student success, but schools will need to hear from you about how to best use this money.
Local Control Funding Formula & Arts Education
Arts Advocacy Toolkit for LCFF and LCAP
Arts for LA's Advocacy Manager Cristina Pacheco has written a brief overview of LCFF, LCAP, and the opportunity for arts education for Arts for LA's blog. Read the article here for more information.