Understanding the Budget and LCAP

Creating the Budget

Each year, the superintendent seeks feedback from schools, district departments, unions, and the community. This input is used to develop a budget proposal based on the amount of funding SFUSD can expect from the state and other sources. Our Board of Education reviews the proposal, and ultimately decides whether or not to approve or amend it. With ongoing and expanding use of evaluation data, SFUSD continually reassesses its efforts and allocation of resources to foster students’ academic success.

Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)

In July 2013, Governor Brown signed into law a new way to distribute money to California school districts. Known as the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), it is the most comprehensive reform to California’s school funding system in 40 years. With LCFF, school districts serving high-needs students receive more funds, based on the number and percentages of high-needs students they serve. Supplemental LCFF money will support students who need it most, such as low-income students (as measured by their eligibility for free or reduced-price lunch), children in foster care and students learning the English language.

Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)

All California school districts are required to adopt a Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), to describe how they will spend LCFF funding, including supplemental funds from the state to support their focal student populations. Families, students, labor partners, and community members have the opportunity to provide feedback and help shape SFUSD's LCAP, similar to how we look to the community for input on district and individual school site budgets.

How is the community involved in the LCAP process?

SFUSD convenes a team of district staff, representatives of student and family advisory groups, bargaining units, and community organizations to work collaboratively as the LCAP Task Force. The task force meets once a month during the school year, with a focus to improve transparency, accountability and communication about SFUSD’s Local Control and Accountability Plan.

If you have any questions about the LCAP Task Force or the district’s current LCAP, please contact us at budget@sfusd.edu or visit www.sfusd.edu/lcap-task-force

The conversation surrounding our LCAP

All school districts are required to engage their community in the LCAP process. Our LCAP engagement events are coordinated with the districtwide budget process, including conversations at school community meetings as part of the process to develop their site plans (their Balanced Score Card or School Plan for Student Achievement).

Our goals are to expand opportunities for families and school communities to be involved in the conversations, increase awareness of state education funding, and build an understanding of SFUSD’s equity focus for allocating resources to support the success of each and every student.

FY 2024-25 LCAP and Budget

Spring Budget Development

2024-25 School Site Allocation Documents

FY 2022-23 LCAP and Budget

2nd Reading

Volume I: Local Control and Accountability Plan (2nd Reading)

Volume II: Budget Overview (2nd Reading)

Budget Development Report: Summary of Staffing Changes at School Sites

1st Reading

Volume I: Local Control and Accountability Plan (1st Reading)

Volume II: Budget Overview (1st Reading)

Budget Development Report: Summary of Staffing Changes at School Sites

Budget Book Preview

While the 2022-23 Recommended Budget is being prepared for review and approval by the Board of Education, we are sharing preliminary school site allocation details. Updates and more information will be available in the coming months.

2022-23 Weighted Student Formula Allocation Summary (Spring Preliminary)

  • Pages 1-2: 2022-23 Spring Preliminary Allocations, by Resource Code
  • Pages 3-4: 2021-22 Final Allocations, by Resource Code
  • Pages 5-6: Comparison between 2021-22 and 2022-23 Allocations, by Resource Code

2023-24 School Site Allocation Documents (Spring Preliminary)

LCAP Draft and Infographic

Draft LCAP: English | Spanish | Chinese

SFCOE/SFUSD LCAP Supplement 2021-22

Infographic Lite: English | Spanish | Chinese

Infographic Complete: English | Spanish | Chinese

Audit & Interim Reports

SFUSD QTEA Audit Report

FY 21-22 QTEA Financial Statements Coming Soon

FY 21-22 QTEA Compliance Audit Coming Soon

FY 20-21 QTEA Financial Statements Coming Soon

FY 20-21 QTEA Compliance Audit Coming Soon

FY 19-20 QTEA Financial Statements

FY 19-20 QTEA Compliance Audit

FY 18-19 QTEA Financial Report

FY 18-19 QTEA Compliance Report


Second Interim Report

First Interim Report

SFUSD  FY 19-20               COUNTY FY 19-20

SFUSD FY 18-19                COUNTY FY 18-19 

SFUSD FY 17-18                

Unaudited Actuals

SFUSD FY 21-22                 COUNTY FY 21-22

SFUSD FY 20-21                 COUNTY FY 20-21

SFUSD FY 19-20                 COUNTY FY 19-20 

SFUSD FY 18-19                 COUNTY FY 18-19

SFUSD FY 17-18                 COUNTY FY 17-18


FY 2021-22 LCAP and Budget

This page was last updated on May 31, 2024