Toward a Grand Vision: Early Implementation of California’s Local Control Funding Formula

Toward a Grand Vision: Early Implementation of California’s Local Control Funding Formula
October 28, 2014 Stuart Foundation

Toward a Grand Vision: Early Implementation of California’s Local Control Funding Formula provides the first independent look at implementation of the state’s new financing system, which provides school districts with additional resources to meet the needs of students from low-income families, English learners, and foster youth. Researchers found enthusiasm for the flexibility to make decisions based on local needs as well as a desire for time and additional information to improve upon this initial effort.  Findings are based on interviews with leaders and staff from school districts, county offices of education, school board members, union representatives and parents, state policymakers, and review of over 40 Local Control Accountability Plans and related documents.