California has reformed its system of school financing by introducing the Local Control Funding Formula. The formula, which requires districts to draw up a Local Control and Accountability Plan, grants more decision-making powers to school districts, and also gives additional state funds to districts based on the number of low-income students, English learners, foster children and homeless youth they serve.
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.
State officials are considering a number of possible measures.
Reducing the subgroup size gives a more complete picture of performance, a new study finds.
The state board would have to measure school climate and chronic absenteeism.
Difficult to know how much money is being spent on standards implementation.
Three reports cite a lack of transparency in local accountability plans.