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quote from this article "The intent of LCFF is to simplify an unwieldy and illogical funding system based on decades of outdated, complex funding streams.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.

As sighted in the article on the CA PTA website: "California State PTA President Colleen A.R. You issued the following statement in response:

AB 484 helps California take a sensible step in the transition to a new assessment system that will align future testing with the Common Core State Standards and foster high-quality teaching and learning in California’s classrooms.

There is a lot of information about Local Control Funding (LCFF), Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) and Assembly Bill 484 available. You might be wondering how all this impacts you.

In the past, districts were given money and were told how to spend it (categorical programs/funding). Now districts will receive funding based on demographic profiles of students (LCFF).

Educate Our State, a statewide (CA) parent-led volunteer organization committed to improving public education in California, is collecting signatures to put an initiative on the November 2014 ballot. This initiative will return $7 billion every year in local property taxes back to schools, and will prohibit the State from taking schools' property taxes to pay its own debts. This Initiative is called the “Protection of Local Schools Revenue Act of 2014”.