Groups say the district isn't complying with its obligation under the funding formula.
A more optimistic scenario could produce a couple of billion dollars more for K-12 schools and community colleges.
The recommendation would upend the way special education finance has worked in the state for nearly 40 years.
State board president, state superintendent say proposed rules on funding for low-income students would intrude on local control and exceed federal authority.
But the revised LCAP templates may not end up shorter.
Symposium speakers offer variety of opinions about state education reforms.
AB 2548 also called for simpler, clearer school and district reports cards.
The issue: Can targeted dollars fund across-the-board teacher raises?
The advocacy groups that challenged the district want an immediate remedy.
The new system will move away from relying primarily on test scores.
Changes would make the document better organized but not easier to track expenditures.
The California Collaborative for Educational Excellence will spread the word on new metrics and work with pilot districts.
The district plans to fight the ruling; the community group wants it enforced now.