As California districts prepare to spend the new money they are receiving through the state's Local Control Funding Formula, they must create Local Control Accountability Plans that include eight priorities. The plans must outline annual goals for all students and for those in significant subgroups, along with action plans for achieving the goals.

Here are the state's priorities:

1. Basic services such as appropriately assigned teachers and instructional materials, adequate school facilities

2. Implementation of Common Core Curriculum Standards, especially for English language learners

3. Parental involvement, including outreach to parents of disadvantaged students

4. Student achievement, including test scores, college readiness and language proficiency

5. Student engagement, including attendance, dropout and graduation rates

6. School climate including suspensions and expulsions, safety and campus connections

7. Course access, including core classes and special programs for needy students

8. Other student outcomes demonstrating a broad course of study.

SOURCE: California Department of Education