Local Control Funding Formula & Arts Education

Local Control Funding Formula & Arts Education



Download our Arts Education LCAP Template to help your school district complete its LCAP plan!

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.

Action Steps

1. Click through to our special page over resources and issue overviews that will help you understand the shift LCFF will bring.

2. Read and download resources on the opportunity for the arts within LCFF.

3. Contact your district to learn how they are approaching LCFF and the LCAP process—every district is unique.

4. Schedule a time to present to your Board of Education how an investment in arts education is a critical part of a complete education for all students. The California Alliance for Arts Education has great resources you can download and take with you.

5. Provide public comment to your LCAP Parent Advisory Committee about the benefits of a complete education that includes the arts. Arts for LA will offer a free workshop in February on how to provide public comment.

6. Join your LCAP Parent Advisory Committee or, if one exists, the English Learner Subcommittee of the Parent Advisory Committee to ensure arts education is considered as a district strategy within LCFF.

7. Join the Arts Education Advocacy Team in your district to work with other parents and community members on this issue.  If none exists, contact us about starting one.

8. Become a free supporter of Arts for LA to stay up to date with news, action alerts, briefs, and other opportunities for participation.


Click and Go

Print out this handy one-sheet to quickly communicate the opportunity for arts education within LCFF and share these action steps.

Photo: LCFF One Sheet


Arts for LA encourages all of our stakeholders to participate as fully as possible in their district's process to adapt to the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) process.