• Local Control Funding Formula & Local Control Accountability Plan

    The Mission of BUSD is to provide the pathway for all students to attain expertise and develop skills of academic excellence that will empower them to:

    • Become life long active learners
    • Demonstrate respect for themselves and others in a dynamic, diverse and global society
    • Become responsible, informed, productive, independent and contributing citizens
    • Perform successfully in their chosen field and in society

    Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) & the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)

    It is an exciting time in education, particularly in the Bellflower Unified School District.  As you are aware, the state implemented a new method of funding public schools called the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).  The LCFF has been passed by legislation to provide a more equitable, rational, and efficient approach to allocating resources to all School Districts.  This formula is structured to do what the name implies - allow local insight and meaningful convesations from parents, employees, and the community of their schools.

    Another new component to this process is the Local Control Accountability Plan.  To ensure that the funding is targeted at the needs of all students in BUSD as well as the identified subgroups of English Learners, Low Income, and Foster Youth, the District will begin the process of developing a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).

    As an involved partner with our district, we invite you to share your "input" and perspective based on the following Eight Priorities established by the California Department of Education for the LCAP, and also provide suggestions you feel will assist us to provide an optimum learning environment for students in the Bellflower Unified School District.  Your input into this survey will be taken into consideration while developing the district's Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP):

    Eight State Priority Areas – The eight areas for which school districts, with parent and community input, must establish goals and actions. This must be done both district-wide and for each school. The areas are:

    1. Providing all students access to fully credentialed teachers, instructional materials that align with state standards, and safe facilities
    2. Implementation of California’s academic standards, including the California Standards in English- language arts and math, Next Generation Science Standards, English language development, history-social science, visual and performing arts, health education and physical education standards
    3. Parent involvement and participation, so the local community is engaged in the decision-making process and the educational programs of students
    4. Improving student achievement and outcomes along multiple measures, including test scores, English proficiency and college and career preparedness
    5. Supporting student engagement, including whether students attend school or are chronically absent
    6. Highlighting school climate and connectedness through a variety of factors, such as suspension and expulsion rates and other locally identified means
    7. Ensuring all students have access to classes that prepare them for college and careers, regardless of what school they attend or where they live
    8. Measuring other important student outcomes related to required areas of study, including P.E. and the arts