Governor Jerry Brown’s new local education funding law was designed to create more parent engagement in public education with greater accountability from school districts.
Known as the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), it replaces the previous K–12 finance system. And with it comes questions from parents on what this means for their neighborhood schools.West Contra Contra Unified School District (WCCUSD) officials will be hosting a series of meetings in the community to increase parents’ understanding of the opportunities and constraints in the LCFF and the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). The third meeting takes place Tuesday 6:30 p.m. at El Cerrito High School.
“We’re going to make it easier to understand without sacrificing the complexity of the system,” said Marín Trujillo, Community Engagement Coordinator for WCCUSD. “If parents want to be part of this new page in education, it’s a great time to get involved.”
If you can't make tonight's meeting, there’ll be three more opportunities to attend another one in the county. Translation in Spanish and child care will be provided at each one.
All of these meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. and will end at 8:00 p.m.:
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
DeJean Middle School
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
De Anza High School
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Hercules Middle School
Thursday, February 6, 2014