The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) are changing the way schools think about the work they do. This different way of funding collapses many of the categorical programs and gives the local schools the opportunity to wrestle with the best way to spend the dollars received from the State. The LCFF and the LCAP go hand in hand, the first gives you more flexibility with the dollars and the second holds districts accountable for being a good steward of the funds, and not only serving all children fairly but giving that extra boost for youth who are living in poverty or who are English Learners or who are in the foster care system.
As a valued partner you as the afterschool provider should be at the table to be part of the discussion. There are many overlaps of the work done in the afterschool program and the priority areas designated by the school day as important. Below is a chart of the eight priority areas the State has identified as essential. A descriptor of each of the priorities can also be see in the figure.
Review these priorities and consider how you can be a part of the conversation. Remember that staff development is key to doing this work well. If you need help contact Consult 4 Kids at email@example.com or call us at (661) 322-4347.
Afterschool in the Eight State Priority Areas