In June of 2013 a new era of school finance in California was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. The new funding model is known as the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). It reshapes school funding, with the promise of additional funding (trying to recapture the level of 2007-08), and squarely aimed to improve achievement for all students.
LCFF, and its local accountability counterpart, the LCAP – Local Control and Accountability Plan - are anchored by the notion that California must do better for its underperforming students, who in fact make up a sizable portion of the state’s school-age population. The LCFF significantly changes the funding formula for school districts — more money is attached to meet the needs of a school districts most at-risk students. The LCFF identifies three categories of students requiring greater resources: 1) students who qualify for free or reduced priced meals, 2) students who are English Learners, and 3) foster youth.
School districts and charter schools must create a Local Control and Accountability Plan to spend the increased money. The LMCHS LCAP was passed by the School Board in June of 2014 following an extensive data and input gathering process involving parents, students, staff and other stakeholders. Below are links to the LMCHS LCAP.