Welcome to the Legislative Action & Advocacy
While the passage of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) is good news, it does not mean we are out of the woods yet. LCFF will not be fully implemented until the 2020/21 school year, at which time, the MSD should be back to the 2007/08 funding level. Even with the implementation of LCFF, California will still be one of the lowest funded states per child in the country.
Here is a link to an article (opens new window) that explains more about LCFF
A quote from this article "The intent of LCFF is to simplify an unwieldy and illogical funding system based on decades of outdated, complex funding streams. It will shift the focus from funding dozens of state-mandated programs to funding based on local district control and student needs, with substantial extra dollars allotted to low-income children, foster youth and English learners."
Your PTA Legislation team is once again gearing up to work hard on behalf of the children to ensure that your legislators hear your voice, and do what is right for our children's education.
We will be keeping you informed about issues that affect education, organizing letter writing campaigns to local legislators and in the spring will take our annual Advocacy Day to Sacramento.
What can you do to help?
- Go to your PTA meetings - a great way to get informed, and meet other parents who care about education
- Sign up at Las Trampas Creek Council of PTAs for legislative alerts and for more information
- Visit Legislative Alerts to see the latest alerts put out by the California State PTA
Comments, questions? Contact Sonya Twyman.