National Center for Youth Law

STRATEGIES

Local Control Funding Formula
AB 97

California’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) is a groundbreaking law passed in 2013, that changed the way education is funded in the state. LCFF increases local flexibility in spending education dollars while increasing accountability, particularly for improving the educational outcomes of designated student sub-groups. LCFF included the designation of foster youth as student sub-group for the first time anywhere in the United States. Districts are responsible to develop Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAP) which identify goals for each sub-group and plans to achieve these goals.