CONTACT:  Dr. Terry Deloria                            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

310.450.8338, ext. 70281                                   05 FEB 2014



Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Announces LCFF/LCAP Stakeholder Survey


California’s 2013 Budget Act includes a new funding formula (Local Control Funding Formula or LCFF), which gives local education agencies more spending flexibility.


As the LCFF is phased in, school districts must work with their communities to create Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs) that define goals and improvement plans.


With this in mind, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is launching an LCFF/LCAP Stakeholder Survey on Friday, February 7, 2014. Designed and administered by independent technology and communications firm K12 Insight, the survey explains LCFF/LCAP issues and asks about key topics, such as student achievement, parent involvement and school climate.


“I’m grateful that our community is passionate about public education,” said Superintendent Sandra Lyon. “This is an excellent opportunity for us to collaborate on how to best invest in student achievement.”


Parents and community members with email addresses on file will receive invitations to participate. The survey will also be accessible via a public link on the district’s website,


All feedback will be confidential, with responses anonymous to SMMUSD staff. Once the survey has closed, the district will share the results with the community.


“Everyone’s input is critical to SMMUSD’s progress,” said Lyon. “Working together is the best way to accomplish our mission to promote extraordinary achievement for all students while simultaneously closing the achievement gap.”





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