October 31, 2013
The School Success Express
The School Success Express rolls into City Heights on November 9, at Cherokee Point Elementary School. The event is part of a 12-city bus tour and community forum recently announced by the California Endowment to educate students, parents and community members about new funding for our schools. This is a great opportunity because YOU have a say in how the money will be spent!
California’s new The Fair School Funding Law (formerly Local Control Funding Formula, or LCCF) approved this summer represents a historic change in how the state’s schools are financed, how schools spend money and how the state defines school success. School districts serving students who are low-income, English learners and foster youth will receive a lot more money per-student than they did before. Once the new approach is fully implemented in 2020, current projections show K-12 school funding will increase by $18 billion a year across California – including $5 billion more a year for districts serving BHC sites.
San Diego Unified’s annual funding will increase from $786 million in the 2012-13 school year to $1.2 billion once the funding formula is fully rolled out. The Fair School Funding Law includes more money for schools with greatest needs, a broader definition of "school success" and more local control.
Fair School Funding makes these important changes:
1. More Money for Schools with the Greatest Needs. Fair School Funding increases dollars to specifically support the needs of students who are low - income, learning to speak English and living in foster homes.
2. A New Definition of School Success. Fair School Funding means schools won’t be judged by test scores alone. Schools now also must develop plans to improve parent involvement, student engagement, and positive learning environments.
3. More Local Control. Fair School Funding gives parents and local school leaders more control over spending. Under the new law, they will work together to create achievement plans and budgets to meet the unique needs of stude nts in their communities.
For more information on the Local Control Funding Formula, California’s new “Fair School Funding” law, visit lcff.wested.org
The California Board of Education and leaders of the San Diego School District want to hear your ideas for how to make this new law a success. Join us, and make your voice heard!
Where: Cherokee Point Elementary School (map)
Details: Breakfast, childcare and translation (Spanish, Vietnamese and Somali) provided
Bus Transportation Provided! Pick-up and Drop-off Locations:
Pick-up at 9:00 am: Hoover High School - 4474 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92115 (map)
Pick-up at 9:15 am: Rosa Parks Elementary - 4510 Landis St San Diego, CA 92105 (map)
Note: Bus will return passengers to same location after event
Twitter hashtag: #FairEd4All
If you would like to volunteer to help with this event, we have several opportunities available! Register here to volunteer.