Merced County Office of Education

Local Control Funding Formula

​​​Local Control Funding Formula

In the 2013-14 school year, Merced Scholars Charter School (MSCS) began receiving funding via a system that has become known as the Local Control Funding Formula or LCFF for short. 


What is the Local Control Funding Formula?

The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) establishes a base grant for every student attending a public school in California. It then provides a supplemental grant for every student in a district who qualifies as low income, is a foster youth, or is an English language learner. Also, a concentration grant is provided to school districts where more than 55 percent of students receive the supplemental grant. LCFF's established grant levels are not expected to be fully funded until 2021.  


What is the Local Control Accountability Plan?

Under LCFF, MSCS is required to prepare a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), which describes our intention of meeting annual goals for all students. The LCAP must focus on eight state priorities: Student Achievement; Student Engagement; Other Student Outcomes; School Climate; Parental Involvement; Basic Services; Implementation of Common Core State Standards; and Course Access. ​

Based off of this information, MSCS developed its LCAP and annually updates the plan to ensure that the school is achieving its goals. You can view our current LCAP at the following link:

MSCS 2018-19 Local Control Ac​countability Plan.pdf​​

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