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Posted by on Apr 30, 2014 in Media |

Media Advisory: KEJC Presents Recommendations for the Local Control Accountability Plan to KHSD 5/5

The Kern Education Justice Collaborative will hold a press conference to present their recommendations for the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) to the Kern High School District and to insist on partnership and inclusion in the historic process of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).

Monday, May 5, 2014, 6:00 pm

KHSD Board Offices, 5801 Sundale Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93309

The LCAP is part of the local control funding formula (LCFF) legislation. LCFF is arguably the biggest change to hit California schools in the last 50 years. To assist in LCFF implementation, districts like KHSD are developing LCAPs to meet state guidelines for funding. LCFF is designed to make sure that schools with less are going to receive more money.

These additional funds, in the form of supplemental and concentration grants based on need, are intended to correct the inequities faced by students in poverty, English language learners and foster youth.
KEJC will make a wide variety of recommendations to help ensure the money is spent according to the legislation, but the primary targets of concern are improving the relationship between parent and district, and repairing the school climate by implementing restorative justice.

The LCAP includes parent engagement and school climate as key state education priorities. Districts will be required to solicit input from parents and community members when deciding how to use state funds.

The Kern Education Justice Collaborative is comprised of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Central California Legal Services, Kern Community Leadership Coalition and concerned citizens.