Who We Are
Communities for Los Angeles Student Success (CLASS) is a collaborative of parent, student, educator, community-based and civil rights organizations dedicated to ensuring that all students receive an equitable education.
Keep the Promise for Our Students!!
CLASS Fights for a Fair Share of State Funding in the New Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)
The State of California has mandated a new way of funding schools. LCFF is a law rooted in equity: it takes into consideration that schools with low income, foster care and English learner youth require additional funds to ensure the success of all students. After the passage of Proposition 30 and LCFF, advocates and community members expect substantial new funding for local schools.
This message of equity, however, is becoming obscured through convoluted information, political interests and long standing resistance to equal educational access. Politicians have proposed using these new funds on pet projects, while others advocate the dollars are spent restoring jobs of LAUSD staff with no explanation for how this will directly benefit students with the highest needs. These proposals leave little to no money for LAUSD students who need it most. In turn, the moral and philosophical intent could be lost LCFF is lost, along with the message of hope for our historically disenfranchised student population.
CLASS, as a coalition of organizations dedicated to ensuring all students receive an equitable education, demand that the District makes strategic investments that simultaneously preserve the integrity of LCFF law.
During the 2014-2015 school year, LCFF generated $820 million of new funds. In this current school year, LCFF will generate close to $1.1 billion additional funds. CLASS published its first LCFF Community Report Card to analyze and report on how LAUSD actually invested the additional $820 million of LCFF funding during the 2014-2015 school year. The report card can be downloaded here.