Community Services

Year in Review: LCFF and CA Fwd’s partnership with CSBA

CSBA and CA Fwd are convening a statewide LCFF collaborative working group of 17 school districts and county offices of education to determine best practices to fit any size county or office of education Read more

Categories: Community Services, School Governance, Local Control Funding Formula, Education, LCFF

Reforms need time and leadership, board has power to sustain both

Average tenure of superintendents across the country has dropped slightly to 3.2 years for large urban districts. Is this a trend that we should be concerned about? Read more

Categories: Community Services, School Governance

VIDEO: CSBA collaborative key to making sense of LCFF

The California School Board Association has gathered together 15 school districts and 2 boards of education, along with the help of CA Fwd, to navigate the law that affords each much more control over spending Read more

Categories: Community Services, School Governance, Local Control Funding Formula, Education, LCFF

CA Fwd and CSBA come together for LCFF “living laboratory”

It’s significant when 17 school districts and county offices of education agree to participate in a pilot program designed to figure out best practices for the rest of the state on LCFF and LCAP implementation. Read more

Categories: Community Services, School Governance, Local Control Funding Formula, Education, LCFF

VIDEO: Rethinking offender care in Santa Barbara County

Now almost three years into AB 109, counties like Santa Barbara are allocating resources toward programming that stops recidivism in its tracks Read more

Categories: Community Services, Community Corrections, Justice System Change Initiative, Realignment

Don’t call “government innovation” in California an oxymoron

On Tuesday in the Capitol, the Committee on the Awards for Innovations in Higher Education outlined its plans for allocating $50 million to community colleges and universities Read more

Categories: Community Services, School Governance, Economy, Smart Investment

Lawmakers approve legislation giving cities more robust tools for building infrastructure

The power of local financing can fund roads, transit-oriented housing and much more Read more

Categories: Community Services, Economy, Creating Jobs, Smart Investment, Infrastructure

VIDEO: Californians seek greater transparency in local school funding

Hundreds of Californians attended the State Board of Education meeting in Sacramento last week to encourage more flexibility and transparency in the process. Read more

Categories: Community Services, Restructuring, School Governance, Local Control Funding Formula, Tech-enhanced Government, Transparency, Education, LCFF, Restructuring, Transparency

Uphold LCFF’s democratic process

Opinion: School funding shift set to empower citizens but greater transparency needed to inform local decision-making. Read more

Categories: Community Services, School Governance, Local Control Funding Formula, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency, Education, LCFF

Groups weigh in on school local control ahead of key education board meeting

Board adopts permanent regulations on local control funding formula plans created across the state. Read more

Categories: Community Services, Restructuring, School Governance, Local Control Funding Formula, Education, LCFF, Restructuring

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