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.
School districts can do a second round of layoffs if K-12 funding increases less than 2%. CTA will ask the Legislature to prevent it.
Superintendents argue that uncertainty and the higher costs of Covid-19, combined with a 10% cut in general funding, require increased funding.
School districts argue budget cuts warrant spending flexibility; equity advocates argue high-needs students need resources they're entitled to.
While pushing back the LCAP deadline, Newsom orders districts to report on distance learning and school closure expenses by July 1.
PPIC annual poll finds parents are satisfied with how districts closed schools and how Gov. Newsom has handled K-12 education.
The governor is expected to postpone the LCAP; legislators will be asked to cancel the California School Dashboard for one year.
When the coronavirus crisis has run its course, all of California’s schools and districts will need help to get back on their feet.
With mandated costs rising, school districts had been counting on a larger cost of living adjustment that they’d receive next year.
The LAO would spend more money on pension relief and funding formula and less on teacher shortage, community schools.
A new website would let the public see how much any district is — or is not — spending on “high-needs” students.
Parents want the district to allocate $7.2 million to improve services for the district’s 5,000 African-American students.
Leaders representing all segments of California's education system share their reactions to the governor’s budget proposals.
State board makes it easier to follow the money; two bills would impose even stricter reporting requirements.
After examining three districts' spending, State Auditor Elaine Howle calls for tighter controls over Local Control Funding Formula.
The state board will deliver an LCAP template that will be easier to read, but it probably still won't be easy to follow the money.