The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) offers an historic opportunity for school districts to set new, locally-driven priorities aimed at improving outcomes for students who are often underserved in public schools. Arts education aligns with LCFF goals and contributes to a set of unique skills and outcomes that are shown to help students succeed in school and in life.
CreateCA, in partnership with the California Department of Education, has launched the California Arts Education Data Project, a tool which analyzes and reports school-level data on arts education courses and middle and high school enrollment across the state. It is designed to enable leaders at the state, district and school level - as well as parents and advocates - to identify and address education inequities across California. More info, tools and resources.
In the coming weeks and months, districts will be updating their Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAP) to determine priorities and funding for the coming years. The California Alliance in partnership with Arts for LA and LA County's Arts for All has created a set of materials and trainings to empower advocates to contribute to these important conversations, educating officials about the benefits of arts education. Scroll down this page for templates, message points and archives of our webinars.
Arts Education Strategies in California LCAPs
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LCFF & LCAP Webinars: