County officials are now demanding districts do a better job of justifying spending for low-income students and English learners under the funding formula.
A teacher's credential, not his or her performance, will define effectiveness under the state's education plan required by federal law.
The district agrees to provide an additional $150 million to 50 high-needs schools.
The complaint is contesting how the district spent $41 million in supplemental and concentration funding.
Three justices issue dissents arguing they should consider overturning tenure, layoff laws.
The advocacy groups that challenged the district want an immediate remedy.
Changes would make the document better organized but not easier to track expenditures.
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.
Three reports cite a lack of transparency in local accountability plans.
Without more transparency, districts can play shell game with money, law firm charges.
Robles-Wong and Campaign for Quality Education plaintiffs take their case to appeals court.
A judge initially dismissed the grounds for the two companion cases in 2011.