Thurmond felt pressured by county school superintendents to decree all campuses be closed after Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency.
Home-schooling programs have seen a surge of interest since campuses closed in March. Parents are looking for flexibility and control.
School funding is based on last year’s student enrollments but that eliminates money for charter schools that already had planned to expand.
Bill would modify the Local Control Funding Formula to add money for the lowest-performing student group; it could violate the law barring preferential treatment based on race or ethnicity.