Date of Award

Summer 2023

Degree Type

Open Access Dissertation

Degree Name

Education, PhD


School of Educational Studies

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee Chair

June K. Hilton

Dissertation or Thesis Committee Member

Thomas F. Luschei

Dissertation or Thesis Committee Member

DeLacy Ganley

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© 2023 Rita M Miller


Education funding, K-12 Public Education, LCAP, Local Control Accountability Plan, Local Control Funding Formula, Public Education

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The Local Control Funding Formula, executed in part through the Local Control and Accountability Plans, allows California school districts to allocate funds based on their needs as identified through goals and action items. This research project sheds light on the extent to which the funds have been utilized in the classroom and at the school sites. Surveys were sent to teachers in six California school districts. The districts varied in size, demographics, and location. The research examined the steps the districts took to include parents in the process of developing the Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAP) and whether parents’ input was included in the finalized plan. The research analyzes how the parents’ input compares to the goals and action items in the LCAP. The research reveals the extent to which the funding reaches the school and classroom.



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