As an appellate judge, Martin Jenkins concluded the state Constitution doesn’t require minimum funding for schools; that’s for lawmakers to determine.
The governor and the Legislature are at odds over how to distribute federal coronavirus relief; Newsom cites growing achievement gap.
While pushing back the LCAP deadline, Newsom orders districts to report on distance learning and school closure expenses by July 1.
The governor is expected to postpone the LCAP; legislators will be asked to cancel the California School Dashboard for one year.
Uncredentialed teachers are concentrated where students struggle academically; the State Board may soon have data to support a teacher equity index.
Public Advocates argues the district doesn’t show how $1.2 billion in extra funding will benefit English learners and low-income students.
State must invest new revenues in public education and modernize data system, author says.
But the revised LCAP templates may not end up shorter.
Plaintiffs weigh their options, including another lawsuit to define how much funding is adequate.
Three justices issue dissents arguing they should consider overturning tenure, layoff laws.
The district plans to fight the ruling; the community group wants it enforced now.
Unclear regulations and inconsistent enforcement undermine oversight of the LCAP process.
The shortfall for students with the highest needs will grow to $450 million, the complaint says.
The split decision says the Legislature has the prerogative to determine how much to spend.
Without more transparency, districts can play shell game with money, law firm charges.