What is LCFF?

The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) establishes a base grant for every student attending a public school in California. It then provides a supplemental grant for every student in a district who qualifies as low income, is a foster youth, or is an English language learner. Finally, a concentration grant is provided to school districts where more than 55 percent of students receive the supplemental grant. 

LCFF Budget Overview for Parents

SB 98 decoupled the Budget Overview for Parents from the LCAP for 2020–21 and tied it to the First Interim report. SB 820 requires the Budget Overview for Parents template to be aligned to the Learning Continuity Plan. As such, the revenue and budgeted expenditures referenced in the 2020–21 Budget Overview for Parents are tied to the LEA’s First Interim report, its Learning Continuity Plan, and its 2019–2020 LCAP. Local governing boards or governing bodies are required to adopt and submit the Budget Overview for Parents on or before December 15, 2020, in conjunction with the LEA’s first interim budget report.

The MCS School Board approved LCFF Budget Overview for Parents is available on the Files & Links section to the right. 

COVID 19 LCAP Update

We would like to thank all the stakeholders involved in the development of the 2020- 2023 LCAP. Due to COVID 19 school closures and the statute requirements outlined below, the 2020 -2023 LCAP was not finalized for adoption by our Board.

We have outlined here the plans developed or in development by MCS to address new and developing requirements:

Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)

Under the LCFF, Modesto City Schools is required to prepare an LCAP, which describes how we plan to meet annual goals for all students. Modesto City Schools’ LCAP must address eight areas of state priorities:

  • Basic Services
  • Other Student Outcomes
  • Course Access
  • School Climate
  • Implementation of Common Core State Standards
  • Parental Involvement
  • Student Engagement
  • Student Achievement

For planning purposes, the state's proposed LCAP template groups the eight state priorities into three categories:

  • Conditions of Learning
  • Student Outcomes
  • Engagement

Operations Written Report

EXECUTIVE ORDER N-56-20 issued on April 22, 2020 by Governor Newsom, EO N-56-20 required that our district develop and adopt an Operations Written Report regarding school closures March 2020 – June 2020 as result of COVID 19. This report was adopted by the Board on June 22, 2020 and is posted on the Files and Links to the right.

Learning Continuity Plan

The MCS School Board approved Learning Continuity Plan is available on the Files & Links section to the right in English and Spanish.  

Senate Bill 98 removed the requirement for the LCAP for the 2020 -2021 school year and established the Learning Continuity Plan.  This plan seeks to address funding stability for schools while providing information at the District level for how student learning continuity is being addressed during the COVID-19 crisis in the 2020 -21 school year. The plan is intended to balance the needs for stakeholders, including educators, parents, students and the community.

Comprehensive Support and Improvement

In January 2019, the State Board of Education (SBE) took action to include three Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) prompts to the Plan Summary of the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). Under normal circumstances, the CSI Prompts are approved through the LCAP approval process. Without a LCAP for the 2020–21 school year, the California Department of Education (CDE) developed a template with the 2020–21 CSI Prompts. This process replaces, for the 2020–21 school year only, the CSI Prompts in the LCAP. Modesto City Schools uses the CSI Prompts to report to the SBE how it developed and is implementing and monitoring the CSI Plan. The CSI Prompts serve as the mechanism by which the SBE approves the CSI Plans. Modesto City Schools will submit the completed 2020–21 CSI Prompts to the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) for review and approval.

The Comprehensive Support and Improvement Prompts:

(A) Identify the schools within the LEA that have been identified for CSI.

(B) Describe how the LEA is supporting the identified schools to develop the CSI plans.

(C) Describe how the LEA will monitor and evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of the CSI plan to support student and school improvement.

The MCS Board Approved CSI Prompts document is available on the Files & Links section to the right.