Degree of teacher and classified input to local plans varies
Ray Gaer sees the Local Control
Accountability Plan, or LCAP, as “a different forum for unions to
talk about things that matter and an opportunity to build more
cooperative relationships. The president of the ABC
Federation of Teachers says, “We can talk about how
programs are selected and developed and how money is spent before
getting to the bargaining table.”
On January 16, the State Board of Education adopted emergency
spending regulations for the supplemental and concentration grant
funds that Local Educational Agencies (districts, county offices
of education and some charter schools) will receive under the
Local Control Funding Formula.
Along with the historic shift in school funding contained in the
new Local Control Funding Formula comes significant opportunities
for educators and their unions.
Under the LCFF, the governing boards of districts, county offices
of education and charter schools, known as Local Education
Agencies, are required to adopt a Local Control Accountability
Plan every three years starting in July 2014.