Process and Protest — California

How are Districts Engaging Stakeholders in LCAP Development?

Process and Protest — California examines the efforts of several California districts to fulfill the stakeholder engagement requirements of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) in the development of their Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAPs).

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Our analysis starts from the premise that pursuing educational equity and excellence means prioritizing the needs of underserved groups. High-quality, ongoing engagement among school officials and the members of these communities represents the most effective way to address the needs of California’s most underserved students.

This report includes a brief history of LCFF, LCAPs and reflections on stakeholder engagement, a description of the five promising practices identified in our research, and case studies of districts that are applying these practices to their LCAP process.