School districts receive funding from different sources, including the State under the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), the federal government, and local sources.
What is the Local Control Funding Formula?
LCFF funds include a base level of funding for all Local Education Agencies (LEAs) as well as extra funding – called supplemental and concentration grants – based on the enrollment of students identified for special services (e.g., foster youth, multilingual learners, and students who are socio-economically disadvantaged).
What is Basic Aid?
Basic aid is a term used for those districts whose local property taxes exceed the LCFF minimum funding level. When a district’s funding through property taxes does not meet the required funding level, the State provides the remaining necessary funding through the LCFF. When a district’s funding through property taxes meets the required funding level, the district keeps any excess funds and does not receive additional state apportionment under the formula.