LCFF Weekly News Roundup for March 3, 2014

LCFF on State Board of Education agenda: Comments due this Friday California State Board of Education

The State Board of Education welcomes comments  on community members' local experiences with LCFF ahead of its meeting next week. Feedback can help inform the Board's final regulations around LCFF and the LCAP. Individuals can send comments to by noon this Friday, March 7 and must refer to Agenda item 1 in their message. 

Two out of three valley school districts offering teachers raises The Desert Sun, March 4, 2014

Palm Springs and Desert Sands Unified school districts have offered their teachers four to five percent pay raises. Coachella Valley Unified has approved a plan to lay off over 50 teachers in order to close a $10 million budget gap.

LCFF tour brings new clarity to new school funding law California Forward, March 3, 2014

California Forward and the California School Boards Association kicked off their state-wide tour with meetings in Chico, Sacramento, and Los Angeles last week. The partnership brings technical assistance, early best practices, and highlights the importance of parent engagement and transparency in the LCFF implementation process for local  school boards.

Parents, students give their say in school budgeting Oakland Local, March 2, 2014

 About 100 parents and students participated in Oakland Unified School District's school board meeting Wednesday and successfully advocated for $1.5 million to be released for school sites to spend at their discretion. Board member Roseann Torres called the 5-1 decision "an investment in our parents."


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