BRENDA RINCON and AURORA SALDIVAR/Coachella Uninc
COACHELLA – Parents made their voices heard at a forum here earlier this week organized by The California Endowment (TCE) as part of its School Success Express Tour, meant to provide an opportunity for parents around the state to have a say in how their school districts uses state education funds.
California enacted a new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) this year that will result in more money for the neediest school districts, including Coachella Valley Unified School District (CVUSD). As the name implies, LCFF also gives the school districts themselves more say than in past years on how their state dollars get spent.
The forum in Coachella, like others being organized by TCE across the state, was an effort to make sure district officials take parent recommendations into account.
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