same rates previously used to set charter schoolgrade‑span unding rates). Tese grade‑spandierences are intended to recognize the generally higher costs o education at higher grade levels.
Adjusts Early Elementary and High School Base Rates.
Te LCFF includes certain adjustmentsto the K‑3 and high school base rates. Teseadjustments eectively increase the base ratesor these two grade spans. Te K‑3 adjustmentincreases the K‑3 base rate by 10.4 percent (orinitially $712 per ADA)—or an adjusted, initialK‑3 base rate o $7,557. Tis adjustment is intendedto cover costs associated with class size reduction(CSR) in the early grades. (Te $712 per‑pupiladjustment refects the average K‑3 CSR rate underthe previous unding rules.) Te high schooladjustment increases the grades 9‑12 base rate by 2.6 percent (or initially $216 per ADA)—or anadjusted, initial high school base rate o $8,505.Tis adjustment is not designated or any particularactivity, but the genesis o the adjustment related
One o the main components o Chapter 47 isthe creation o the local control unding ormula(LCFF). Te LCFF has several components, asdescribed below. (Except where otherwise noted,the components that apply to school districts alsoapply to charter schools.)
Sets Uniorm, Grade-Span Base Rates.
Underthe new ormula, districts receive the bulk o their unding based on average daily attendance(ADA) in our grade spans. Figure 1 displays theour LCFF grade‑span base rates as specied inChapter 47. Each year, beginning in 2013‑14, thesetarget base rates are to be updated or cost‑o‑livingadjustments (COLAs). Te dierences amongthe target grade‑span rates refect the dierencesamong existing unding levels across the gradespans. Specically, the new base‑rate dierentialsare linked to the dierentials in 2012‑13 statewideaverage revenue limit rates by district type (the
Overview of Local Control Funding Formula
Target base rates (per ADA)
• K-3: $6,845• 4-6: $6,947• 7-8: $7,154• 9-12: $8,289Base rate adjustments• K-3: 10.4 percent o base rate.• 9-12: 2.6 percent o base rate.Supplemental unding or certain student subgroups(per EL/LI student and oster youth)20 percent o adjusted base rate.Concentration undingEach EL/LI student above 55 percent o enrollmentgenerates an additional 50 percent o adjusted base rate.Add-onsTargeted Instructional Improvement Block Grant, Home-to-School Transportation, Economic Recovery Target.
Applies to school districts and charter schools.
Reects target rates as specifed in statute. Does not include 1.57 percent cost-o-living adjustment provided in 2013-14.ADA = average daily attendance; EL = English learner; and LI = low-income (defned as a student receiving a ree or reduced price meal).
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