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School Resources and the Local Control Funding Formula

August 8, 2019
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Capitol Event Center
1020 11th Street, second floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

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About the Program

The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) was enacted in 2013–14 to simplify California’s school finance system, revamp district and school accountability, and provide additional funding for high-need students. How has the LCFF affected educational resources across districts and schools? PPIC research fellow Julien Lafortune will outline the findings of a new report, and a panel of experts will discuss the challenges and opportunities of targeting LCFF funding and improving educational outcomes for the state’s highest-need students.

This research was supported with funding from the Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation and the Stuart Foundation.


11:45 a.m. Registration and lunch

12:05 p.m. Welcome
Deborah Gonzalez, director of government affairs, PPIC

12:10 p.m. Presentation
Julien Lafortune, research fellow, PPIC

12:25 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Ricardo Cano, education reporter, CalMatters
Kent Kern, superintendent of schools, San Juan Unified School District
Michael Kirst, professor emeritus of education, Stanford University
Samantha Tran, senior managing director, education policy, Children Now

1:00 p.m. Audience Q&A

1:30 p.m. Adjourn


Steven Bliss
Media Contact
Kelly Holt
Event Contact


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The James Irvine Foundation Briefing Series

The James Irvine Foundation Briefing Series is intended to inform decisionmakers and facilitate constructive discussion about the major social, economic, and political issues facing California. The series is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation.

Speaker Series on California’s Future

The Speaker Series on California’s Future brings together thought leaders from across the political and geographic spectrum with a common goal—to think critically, constructively, and collaboratively about realistic solutions to California’s many challenges and build a better future for the state. The series features local, state, and national leaders discussing the major issues facing California—from education to climate change to the economy to governance. The series is supported by a variety of sponsors.

Sutton Family Speaker Series

The Sutton Family Speaker Series—made possible with a generous gift from Tom and Marilyn Sutton—features leaders and experts who have bold, innovative ideas that can help inspire much-needed change in California’s higher education system.

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