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. 

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:

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

A draft of the plan is available on the Files & Links section to the right in English and Spanish.  

Senate Bill 98 removes the requirement for the LCAP for the 2020 -2021 school year and establishes 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 will be 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.

Modesto City Schools is holding a special meeting with the LCAP Advisory Committee established last year for input on the plan as well as holding a special meeting with our DELAC for their input. Members of these committees have been contacted.

The Board held a Public Hearing regarding the plan at the Board Meeting on September 8, 2020.

The Board will discuss the adoption of the final plan at the Board Meeting on September 28, 2020.

  • The final plan for adoption will be available on the Files & Links section to the right.

Please reach out to the State and Federal Department with any questions regarding the LCAP, the Operations Written Report and the Learning Continuity Plan.

Dr. LuzElena Perez
Director III, State and Federal Programs
(209) 574-1615


For information on how to provide input for the Public Hearing and/or the Board adoption of the plan please note:

In response to the Governor's Executive Order N-25-20 and Resolution 19/20-17 Delegating Authority to Take Necessary Action to Protect Students and Staff from the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), adopted by the Modesto City Schools (MCS) Board of Education on March 18, 2020, the MCS Board Meetings are closed to the public until further notice in accordance with state guidelines on social distancing. MCS Board Meetings are live-streamed and recorded, and available for viewing at viewing at  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx2lVxxHimgkPPgJqz3iygw/live

New Process for Making Public Comments (as of 3/26/20) We value your comments and have created several options to ensure your voice is heard:

By Email: 
Members of the public are encouraged to submit public comments via email at publiccomment@mcs4kids.com. Comments must be received by Noon (12:00 p.m.) on the day of the Board meeting. Only the first 250 words of your comment will be read. 

By Phone:
If you are unable to email a public comment, please leave a phone message with your question or comment at (209) 574-1525 prior to Noon (12:00 p.m.) on the day of the Board meeting.  Only the first 250 words of your comment will be read. 

Note: Public Comments received in Spanish will be translated. 

Public Comments may be read into the record based upon factors like the length of the agenda and the number of comments received. Public Comments via email or phone must be received by noon (12:00 p.m.) on the day of the Board meeting. All comments that are read into the record will be added to the minutes and approved at a subsequent Board meeting.

Board meeting will be translated in Spanish: Please dial 1+ (805) 324-7680 (toll free) Conference ID: 675 124 567#

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