Implementing LCFF: Possible Solutions to Emergent LCAP Challenges

Jarah Blum and Joel Knudson

The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) is a central component of California’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), which requires districts to describe their goals, their strategies to achieve these goals, and the resources allocated to support these strategies. Having completed two rounds LCAP submissions, district leaders and others around the state have learned much about what the process entails, where it has created the conditions for improved practices and outcomes, and where obstacles remain.

This brief, the third in a series from the California Collaborative exploring key issues of LCFF implementation, outlines the key challenges undercutting the LCAP’s effectiveness and offers short term and long term solutions to these identified challenges.

For more information about LCFF, please view the resources on the Meeting 29 and LCFF page of the California Collaborative website.