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​​​​ ​​​​Local Control Funding Formula and Local Control Accountability Plan

2018 Public Hearing and Adoption

June 13, 2018: Public Hearing at School Board Meeting, City Hall, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue, 6pm

June 27, 2018: LCAP Final Board Approval, City Hall, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue, 6pm​​

May 3, 2018 Meeting to Review LCAP Draft

Stakeholders will gather at the SRCS District Office, 211 Ridgway Ave., for a final meeting (see Meeting Agenda) to provide feedback on the LCAP draft. Parents, students, staff and community memb​ers are welcome. Child care and light refreshments ​provided. DAC Meeting Flier - English and Spanish Lewis MPR Map

​​​Your Voice Matters​

​Thank you to the 2,330 people who shared their thoughts about our schools in our recent survey. You can see the results on the SRCS Thought Exchange website. If you missed the survey, or you just have additional thoughts and ideas for our 2018-19 LCAP, send them to:​

​Approved 2017-18 LCAP

2017-18 SRCS Secondary LCAP - English - Spanish

2017-18​ SRCS Elementary LCAP - English - Spanish

​​What is the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)?

In 2013, California adopted a new formula for deciding how much money each school district gets, called the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).

School districts will decide how to use the funds, but under the new system they must get input from their local communities. They also have to tie their budgets to improvement goals by creating a Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).


How does the LCFF compare to the old school funding system?

Actual funding will depend on district's prior revenue levels along with other factors. ERT – Economic Recovery Target means no district will receive less money than under the old system. Most will receive more.

Under both systems, the Governor and the Legislature are mostly responsible for determining annually how much funding schools will receive through the state budget process.



Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF):

  • Collapses over 20 categorical programs (funds earmarked by the state for different types of uses with spending restrictions). However, some categorical programs remain, including special education, afterschool programs, school lunches, transportation and TIIG (Targeted Instructional Improvement Grant).
  • Shifts decision-making to the school district level with flexibility for local communities to decide how to best spend resources.

  • Requires that districts must use supplemental and concentration funds to "increase or improve services for English Learners, low income and foster youth pupils."
  • Requires districts to adopt Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs) that show how funds will be spent to provide high-quality educational programs and improve student outcomes.
  • Implementation begins in 2013-14 and will be phased in over an eight-year period.



Stakeholder Unity Network (SUN):

​April 13, 2017 Meeting

SUN Meeting Flier

April 2016 Meeting

Link to Agenda


November Meeting

Link to November Agenda in English     Link to November Agenda in Spanish

Link to November Meeting Notes            Link to November Minutes


January Meetings

Link to Feedback from January Meeting

Link Timeline of LCAP Process for 2014-15

Link to Presentation #2 January 24



Enrollment by Subgroup 2014-15


    Link to Enrollment Information





LCAP Brochure

LCAP_Brochure_Thumb.jpg   Link to Brochure in English

   Link to Brochure in Spanish  




LCAP Approved

    Approved LCAP for Elementary DistrictLCAP_Approved_Elem_Thumb.jpg

    Link to Approved Plan




LCAP_Approved_High_Thumb.jpg   Approved LCAP for Secondary District

   Link to Approved Plan




SCOE_Approval_Letter_Thumb.jpg   LCAP Approval Letter from Sonoma County Office of Education

   Link to Letter




LCAP Adopted June 25th, 2014

Adopted_Elem_LCAP_thumb.jpg   Adopted Elementary LCAP in English

   Adopted Elementary LCAP in Spanish

   Adopted Elementary Expenditure Overview in English

   Adopted Elementary Expenditure Overview in Spanish


   Adopted Secondary LCAP in EnglishAdopted_Sec_LCAP_thumb.jpg

   Adopted Secondary LCAP in Spanish

   Adopted Secondary Expenditure Overview in English

   Adopted Secondary Expenditure Overview in Spanish


LCAP Public Comment June 11, 2014 6:00 PM Board meeting


   Elementary LCAP in English

   Elementary LCAP in Spanish




   Secondary LCAP in English

   Secondary LCAP in Spanish




Prioritizing Services and Needs in Our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
SRCS continues to engage parents, students and community members in the development of our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). These surveys are open to complete.  We want to hear from you. Together we can provide excellence for our future generations in SRCS. Tuesday, April 15-, Tuesday, April 22 this survey will be open to complete.  We want to hear from you. Together we can provide excellence for our future generations in SRCS.

   Link to Survey in English     Vínculo a la encuesta en Español


Analysis_Summary_thumb.jpg Analysis and Summary of Engagement Meetings: 
The following is an analysis of themes that came out of the school level engagement meetings as well as district-wide engagement meetings.  Thank you to all who participated.  We will be using this data to help develop the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).  Continue to visit the website and speak with your site principal regarding timelines and the process for LCAP.  Together we can provide excellence for our future generations.

   Link to PDF in English     Vinculo a PDF en Español



    Video:  What is the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)?

    Link to Video




   Presentation:  What is the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)?

   Link to Presentation - English

   Link to Presentation - Spanish



Be a Part of a Task Force Group for SRCS's Strategic Plan!
Interested in helping shape the District's future? Task Forces, comprised of staff, students, parents, and community members, are being formed to ensure transparency and democratic participation. For more information please read flyer.

   Link to Flyer

   Link to Online Application


Community Forums

The SRCS Strategic Planning process has gathered a great deal of information from students, families, and community members that will also be incorporated into the LCFF required Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The importance of the school and community voice is so great; SRCS will be holding additional community forums to provide additional opportunities for input to the LCAP.

Date Time Purpose Language Location
March 4 6:00-8:00 pm Local Control Accountability Plan English Spanish Santa Rosa Middle School
March 11 9:30-11:30 am Local Control Accountability Plan English Spanish Comstock Middle School
March 11 1:00-3:00 pm Local Control Accountability Plan English  Spanish Montgomery High School
March 11 6:30-8:30 pm Local Control Accountability Plan English Spanish Cook Middle School
​March 13 ​5:00-8:00 pm ​Local Control Accountability Plan ​English Spanish ​Elsie Allen High School



LCFF & LCAP Community Meeting Presentation

    Link to Presentation - English

    Link to Presentation - Spanish



If you have questions or comments about LCFF or LCAP please email them to  ​​​