In passing the Local Control Funding Formula in 2013, the Legislature shifted decision-making back to local districts and steered more money to districts with higher proportions of low-income children and English learners. Proposition 98, adopted in 1988, sets the overall yearly level of K-12 and community college spending through a complex formula tied to the growth in the state economy.
District employees and volunteers have been working seven days a week since the Camp Fire, to bring the students back to Paradise schools.
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Current formula hurts children from low-income families in high-cost regions.
Public Advocates argues the district doesn’t show how $1.2 billion in extra funding will benefit English learners and low-income students.
Like Oakland Unified, West Contra Costa faces budget deficits and sought help from its county office of education.
The CSBA sued after the Legislature squeezed funding for school districts by revising what programs fall under Proposition 98.
The district is hiring Luz Cazares, an experienced business official, to implement best practices and lay the groundwork for a new CFO.
Board members also wonder whether voters would approve new tax measures next year, after grand jury report blasts district for fiscal mismanagement.
Fewer students and budget woes lead the Oakland Unified School District to propose closing or merging schools amid public opposition.
The author of the bill, Patrick O'Donnell, says he is open to examining the fairness of the school modernization program's funding.
Governor goes beyond minimum required under Proposition 98 to absorb $3.1 billion in districts' pension payments and address teacher shortage.
The failure of Measure EE underscores how hard it is to capture a two-thirds majority needed for approval of a parcel tax and the challenges ahead to pass a 'split-roll' initiative to raise businesses' property taxes.
The group reached a consensus on giving school districts the power to consider the “saturation” by and the academic need for charter schools.
Charter school association says report, commissioned by the West Contra Costa Unified School District, is “pure propaganda.”
Proposals by Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislators would provide financial aid and ease the permitting process.