Local Control Funding Formula

Your Voice Counts


Reading and Beyond recently hosted a forum for non-profit leaders, three local elected officials, and three FUSD board member trustees about the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) which Governor Brown signed into law in July.


This new law does two things: 1) gives local control to how state education money is spent, and 2) increases funding to the highest-need students (English learners, foster youth, and low-income students), while not taking away per-pupil funding from students who are not identified as “high-need.”

 

LCFF is an historic change to how our educational system is funded. Regardless of how each of us personally feel about this new funding formula, its implementation will ultimately affect every student in California. Before July 1, 2014, all districts are charged with the task of creating an accountability plan (called LCAP) and must seek public recommendations prior to adopting this plan. This is a high-stakes plan that has the potential to turn the tide of student achievement for us locally. While our educational decision-makers are actively seeking our input, now is the time to make our voices heard.


Read our editorials in The Fresno Bee:

“Your Voice is Important” by Luis Santana

“Tutoring Helps Students” by Jenny Brietigam


 


eNewsletter - Issue 23 - September/October 2013


 
Program Spotlight

Fresno Bridge Academy


Ysidro Angel Hernandez enrolled in the Fresno Bridge Academy to explore job training opportunities and assistance in finding employment that would allow him to provide for his family. Angel completed the “Preparing for the Job Search” workshop series to strengthen his ability to land interviews and job offers. Recognizing his efforts, the Fresno Bridge Academy granted Angel funding assistance to enroll in and complete the...


read more...


 


Fresno Bridge Academy

Recognition Event


On October 8th, the Reading and Beyond’s workforce development program, Fresno Bridge Academy, held its first annual Client Recognition Event to honor clients who worked with their case managers to complete training and education, or to obtain employment. Congratulations to our clients for working hard to eliminate barriers and achieve their goals.


VIEW PHOTOS

 


Haunted Harvest Festival

October 30th


Put on your best costume and join us at the Mosqueda Center (4670 E. Butler Ave Fresno CA 93702) for a Haunted Harvest festival for the entire family. We’ll have a costume contest for children ages 6 months to 12 years, trick-or-treating, a book giveaway, a resource fair for parents, and more. The festival will be from 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.  


VIEW PHOTOS

from the 2012 event

 


Donate Your Fridge


We’re looking for a refrigerator to be used at our main office. If you would like to donate a new or used fridge, please contact:


Kao Saetern

  1. (559)600-6184

ksaetern@readingandbeyond.org

 
 


Wal-Mart

Donates $2,000


A big thank you to Walmart for their generous donation to Reading and Beyond. In September, Reading and Beyond was a recipient of a $2,000 grant from their new Neighborhood Market in Clovis. This grant will support our programs at the Mosqueda Community Center.

 
 

  Special Thanks



“Read For The Record”

Literacy Campaign


On October 3, over two million people across the country united to read the children’s book Otis by Loren Long, as a part of Jumpstart and Pearson Foundation’s Annual Read for the Record campaign. Thank you to Angela Sermeno from Pearson Publishers for including Reading and Beyond Preschool in this national event.

 


Happy Birthday

Don Larson


Reading and Beyond wishes our founding Chairman, Don Larson, a very happy 80th birthday. Don’s contribution and support has been one of the most influential factors to our early success. Happy Birthday Don! From all your friends at Reading and Beyond.

 
Local Control Funding Formula

Your Voice Counts


Reading and Beyond recently hosted a forum for non-profit leaders, three local elected officials, and three FUSD board member trustees about the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) which Governor Brown signed into law in July.


This new law does two things: 1) gives local control to how state education money is spent, and 2) increases funding to the highest-need students (English learners, foster youth, and low-income students), while not taking away per-pupil funding from students who are not identified as “high-need.”

 

LCFF is an historic change to how our educational system is funded. Regardless of how each of us personally feel about this new funding formula, its implementation will ultimately effect every student in California. Before July 1, 2014, all districts are charged with the task of creating an accountability plan (called LCAP) and must seek public recommendations prior to adopting this plan. This is a high-stakes plan that has the potential to turn the tide of student achievement for us locally. While our educational decision-makers are actively seeking our input, now is the time to make our voices heard.


Read our editorials in The Fresno Bee:

“Your Voice is Important” by Luis Santana

“Tutoring Helps Students” by Jenny Brietigam


 


eNewsletter - Issue 23 - September/October 2013


 
Program Spotlight

Fresno Bridge Academy


Ysidro Angel Hernandez enrolled in the Fresno Bridge Academy to explore job training opportunities and assistance in finding employment that would allow him to provide for his family. Angel completed the “Preparing for the Job Search” workshop series to strengthen his ability to land interviews and job offers. Recognizing his efforts, the Fresno Bridge Academy granted Angel funding assistance to enroll in and complete the...


read more...


 


Fresno Bridge Academy

Recognition Event


On October 8th, Reading and Beyond’s workforce development program, Fresno Bridge Academy, held its first annual Client Recognition Event to honor clients who completed training and/or education, or obtained employment. Congratulations to our clients for working hard to eliminate barriers and achieve their goals.


VIEW PHOTOS

 


Haunted Harvest Festival

October 30th


Put on your best costume and join us at the Mosqueda Center (4670 E. Butler Ave Fresno CA 93702) for a Haunted Harvest festival for the entire family. We’ll have a costume contest for children ages 6 months to 12 years, trick-or-treating, a book giveaway, a resource fair for parents, and more. The festival will be from 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.  


VIEW PHOTOS

from the 2012 event

 


Donate Your Fridge


We’re looking for a refrigerator to be used at our main office. If you would like to donate a new or used refrigerator, please contact:


Kao Saetern

  1. (559)600-6184

ksaetern@readingandbeyond.org

 
 


Walmart

Donates $2,000


A big thank you to Walmart for their generous donation to Reading and Beyond. In September, Reading and Beyond was a recipient of a $2,000 grant from their new Neighborhood Market in Clovis. This grant will support our programs at the Mosqueda Community Center.

 
 

  Special Thanks



“Read For The Record”

Literacy Campaign


On October 3, over two million people across the country united to read the children’s book Otis by Loren Long, as a part of the Jumpstart and Pearson Foundation’s Annual Read for the Record Campaign. Thank you to Angela Sermeno from Pearson Publishers for including Reading and Beyond Preschool in this national event.

 


Happy Birthday

Don Larson


Reading and Beyond wishes our founding Chairman, Don Larson, a very happy 80th birthday. Don’s contribution and support has been one of the most influential factors to our early success. Happy Birthday Don, from all your friends at Reading and Beyond.