BHC Educational Posada on School Funding Dec. 17

December 17, 2013 /

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Organizations Work Together to Engage and Educate Families on Local Control Funding Formula

COACHELLA – The Building Healthy Communities (BHC) Schools Action Team will hold a community forum Tuesday, December 17, to educate the community and families of the Eastern Coachella Valley on the local control funding formula (LCFF), its eight priorities, and next steps to ensure parents’ and students’ continue to be engaged in this process.

The posada will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of Coachella, 85350 Bagdad Avenue.

The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) is a new way of distributing funds to school districts in California. Governor Jerry Brown passed this resolution to eliminate previous K-12 antiquated finance system. LCFF creates base, supplemental, and concentration grants in place of most previously existing K-12 funding streams. LCFF will focus on students that fall into the following three categories: English learner, low income, and foster youth.

The Educational Posada is a way to celebrate the new equitable school funding formula, bring resources to the community in order to better understand the current educational system, and engage families in advocating for youth.

The Council of Mexican Federations, John F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation, Olive Crest, Inland Congregations United for Change, Building Healthy Communities Schools Action Team, CVUSD board members, and Eastern Coachella Valley families will be in attendance.

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