In June, California passed historic reforms to our school financing system. After four years of funding cuts, districts now have the ability to make decisions that help to restore, make improvements and set a foundation for a more responsive and outcome driven educational program at the local level.
The new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) provides a base level of funding for all districts, with additional funds for districts with higher needs. It also gives local school boards unprecedented control over how these new funds are spent. In this new paradigm, the role of local advocates is critical.
The California Alliance is determined to match this opportunity with a new set of strategies, communications materials, and organizers coordinating these local advocacy efforts. Partnering with the Alameda County Office of Education, Arts for LA, and Arts OC we are working to equip advocates up and down California.