LCFF Budget Overview for Parents

Local Educational Agency (LEA) Name: Garden Grove Unified School District
CDS Code: 30-66522-0000000
School Year: 2021 – 22
LEA contact information: Gabriela Mafi, (714) 663-6111, gmafi@ggusd.us

School districts receive funding from different sources: state funds under the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), other state funds, local funds, and federal funds. LCFF funds include a base level of funding for all LEAs and extra funding - called "supplemental and concentration" grants - to LEAs based on the enrollment of high needs students (foster youth, English learners, and low-income students).

Budget Overview for the 2021 – 22 School Year

Projected Revenue Chart

This chart shows the total general purpose revenue Garden Grove Unified School District expects to receive in the coming year from all sources.

The total revenue projected for Garden Grove Unified School District is $594,035,078.00, of which $463,098,830.00 is Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), $88,570,496.00 is other state funds, $3,997,306.00 is local funds, and $38,368,446.00 is federal funds. Of the $463,098,830.00 in LCFF Funds, $93,007,106.00 is generated based on the enrollment of high needs students (foster youth, English learner, and low-income students).

Budgeted Ependitures Chart

This chart provides a quick summary of how much Garden Grove Unified School District plans to spend for 2021 – 22. It shows how much of the total is tied to planned actions and services in the LCAP.

Garden Grove Unified School District plans to spend $684,415,696.00 for the 2021 – 22 school year. Of that amount, $529,179,148.00 is tied to actions/services in the LCAP and $155,236,548.00 is not included in the LCAP. The budgeted expenditures that are not included in the LCAP will be used for the following:

  • -Federal Programs ($45,931,160)
  • -State Programs ($100,299,666)
  • -Local Grants ($792,351)
  • -Costs related to employee leaves and Property Loss ($7,452,875)
  • -Child Development contribution to support children of the teen parent program and Skylark preschool program ($760,496)

Increased or Improved Services for High Needs Students in the LCAP for the 2021 – 22 School Year

In 2021 – 22, Garden Grove Unified School District is projecting it will receive $93,007,106.00 based on the enrollment of foster youth, English learner, and low-income students. Garden Grove Unified School District must describe how it intends to increase or improve services for high needs students in the LCAP. Garden Grove Unified School District plans to spend $114,544,309.00 towards meeting this requirement, as described in the LCAP.

Update on Increased or Improved Services for High Needs Students in 2020 – 21

Prior Year Expenditures Chart

This chart compares what Garden Grove Unified School District budgeted last year in the Learning Continuity Plan for actions and services that contribute to increasing or improving services for high needs students with what Garden Grove Unified School District estimates it has spent on actions and services that contribute to increasing or improving services for high needs students in the current year.

In 2020 – 21, Garden Grove Unified School District's Learning Continuity Plan budgeted $19,785,603.00 for planned actions to increase or improve services for high needs students. Garden Grove Unified School District actually spent $17,639,388.00 for actions to increase or improve services for high needs students in 2020 – 21. The difference between the budgeted and actual expenditures of $2,146,215.00 had the following impact on Garden Grove Unified School District's ability to increase or improve services for high needs students:

In March 2020, Garden Grove Unified schools closed for in-person instruction due to COVID-19, requiring all learning to take place virtually. The virtual learning carried into the 2020-2021 school year. Eventually our schools were able to incorporate a hybrid model for a portion of the 2020-2021 school year. Regardless of shifts in learning models, however, all district goals included in the 2020-21 Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (LCP) were still addressed in the 2020-2021 school year.

Two areas of actions/services that had higher expenditures than budgeted were student devices and professional development. There was an increase need of student devices for both a distance learning model and hybrid learning model. Additional professional development for teachers were also provided for distance and hybrid models using online platforms.

The areas that were not fully spent were teacher intervention and expanded learning. Due to state and local regulations, we were not able to hold in-person intervention and expanded learning opportunities to the level that we had originally anticipated. However, school-specific schedules for both distance and hybrid learning meeting district guidelines and considering data collected from community and staff surveys have been developed at each site in grade-level/department spans. These plans delineate synchronous and asynchronous instruction blocks as well as time for additional student support (eg. tutorials and extended learning opportunities).