On October 9, Will C. Wood Middle School will play host to the California Endowment’s “School Success Express” bus tour, a 12-city series of community forums providing students, parents, and community members with the opportunity to meet with state and local education leaders to discuss how California’s historic new Fair School Funding law can improve our schools. The Fair School Funding law, formally called the Local Control Funding Formula or L.C.F.F., determines how state education dollars will be distributed locally and how school districts can use budget increases.

The Fair School Funding law makes these important changes to how schools are funded and how they plan for the future:

•    More Money for Students with the Greatest Needs – Fair School Funding increases dollars to support the needs of students who are low-income, learning to speak English, or living in foster homes. Research shows low-income students are five times more likely to drop out than their higher-income peers.

•    A Broader Definition of School Success – With Fair School Funding, school districts won’t be judged by test scores alone. To help drive academic success, the law requires schools to develop plans to improve student engagement, increase parent involvement, and create more positive learning environments on campus. Fair School Funding requires school district budgets to be aligned with these plans starting in July 2014.

•    More Local Control – Fair School Funding gives school leaders and parents more control over spending. Under the new law, they will work together to create achievement plans and budgets to meet the unique needs of students in their communities.

Parent participation is absolutely critical in order for the Fair School Funding Law to be successful! Join us and make sure your voice is heard!

Where:   Will C. Wood Middle School
6201 Lemon Hill Ave. Sacramento, CA 95824
When:    Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
6:00pm to 8:00pm, Doors open at 5:30pm
Contact: Kim Williams (916) 454-1892, Sac BHC Hub office

Food will be provided.

The School Success Express Bus provide free transportation to the meeting with stops at Camellia Elementary, 6600 Cougar Drive, Father Keith B. Kenny K-8, 3525 MLK Blvd., and Hiram Johnson High School, 6879 14th Ave.

For more information about the Fair School Funding Law, click on this link.

For a flyer about this event, click here for English and here for Spanish.