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State of the District

The Huntington Beach City School District will use this page to provide: current district information, data, and files with our school community in an effort to increase the overall knowledge of the "State of the District." This page will continue to be developed and updated as more information about our policies, programs, and schools are available. 
Outcome of January 28th Regular Board Meeting (posted 1.29.20)
At the January 28th Regular Board meeting, Trustees took action that impacts students, staff, and families. 
 
School community stakeholders shared their perspectives, and the Board of Trustees made the following difficult decisions:
  • A District Advisory Committee will be formed to make a recommendation on a school closure to occur at the end of the 2019-20 school year.
  • Interdistrict transfers will return to their district of residence with the exception of current (2019/20) 4th and 7th grade students. Those students entering 5th/8th grade in the 2020-2021 school year will be permitted to attend as space allows. 
  • All intradistrict transfers will be able to continue at their current school based on availability with no new intradistrict transfers accepted for 2020-2021 school year. 
We understand that there are many questions and concerns to be addressed. HBCSD is actively working to determine next steps. The Board of Trustees will convene on February 11 at 6:00 p.m. Please continue to refer to this page for updated information.

Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) (posted 1.28.20)
In 2013, the state of California adopted a new formula for funding public education called the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). Within this funding formula there are three different funding areas that a school district may be eligible for: Per-Student Base Funding, Supplemental Funding, and Concentration Funding.

 

  • Per-Student Base Funding: HBCSD receives a base level of per-student funding that varies slightly across grade spans (K-3, 4-6, 7-8). The enrollment of each of these grade spans is then multiplied by units of average daily attendance (ADA).
      
  • Supplemental Funding: This funding level is equal to 20% of the adjusted base grant multiplied by ADA and the Unduplicated Pupil Percentage (UPP). These targeted disadvantaged pupils are classified as English learners (EL), foster youth, low income students, or any combination of these factors. HBCSD receives supplemental funding as our UPP is higher than 20%.

  • Concentration Funding: A district receives a third level of funding only if a district’s enrollment of Unduplicated Pupils (English language learners, low income students, and fosters youths) exceeds 55% of its total enrollment. HBCSD does not qualify for this level of funding.

For HBCSD, our LCFF is a combination of state funds and local property taxes, with state funding composed of funds from the State School Fund and Education Protection Account (EPA). As part of LCFF requirements, school districts must develop, adopt, and annually update a three-year plan called the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The LCAP describes goals, actions, services, and expenditures that meet state and local priorities in serving students. For more information about our district's LCAP please click here or click on the "LCAP" page in the links menu to the right. The district's most recent LCFF Funding Snapshot provided by the California Department of Education in 2018-19 is below.
Fiscal Crisis and Management Team Report (June 7, 2019) (posted 1.23.20)
In December 2018, at the request of Huntington Beach City School District, the Fiscal Crisis and Management Team (FCMAT) entered into an agreement to review the district's 2018-19 first interim budget and use that information to develop a multiyear financial projection for 2018-19 and two subsequent years. However, due to circumstances outside the district's control, FCMAT did not visit HBCSD until March 2019. As a result, the district and FCMAT mutually agreed to use the district's 2018-19 second interim report to develop the multiyear financial projections. 
 
The FCMAT Executive Summary stated the "district's enrollment has been declining since 2016-17, and the enrollment and average daily attendance (ADA) projections continue that pattern of decline for 2018-19 and the two subsequent fiscal years. FCMAT's multiyear financial projection indicates that the district may not be able to maintain a 3% reserve for economic uncertainties in 2020-21 if it does not take steps to increase revenue and/or decrease expenditures." The report then stated, "based on these projections, the governing board and district administration may need to make and implement difficult budget decisions (and) will need to implement expenditure reductions to balance its general fund budget and remain fiscally solvent."
 
The full FCMAT report from June 2019 is below. 
 
HBCSD Adopted Budgets (2015 - 2020) (posted 1.23.20)
Please see the PDF documents below to access the district's adopted budgets for the 2015-16, 2017-18, 2018-19, and 2019-20 school years. 
Board of Trustees Study Session Presentation (January 21, 2020) (Posted 1.22.20)
 
HBCSD Student Enrollment (as of October 2, 2019) (Posted 1.22.20)
Each year, HBCSD participates in the California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS) day on the first Wednesday in October. This year that snapshot of our student enrollment was taken on October 2, 2019. To find information about CBEDS please go to the following link: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ds/dc/cb/