In passing the Local Control Funding Formula in 2013, the Legislature shifted more decision-making to local districts and targeted additional fund to districts based on the number of low-income children, English learners, homeless and foster students they serve. EdSource looks at the changes in school finance policies in California — one of the most complex areas of public policy.
Leaders representing all segments of California's education system share their reactions to the governor’s budget proposals.
Multiple websites will provide data and a hotline on Covid outbreaks for parents, clarify regulations, and offer technical help to districts.
Gov. Newsom should sit down with union leaders to negotiate a safe statewide reopening of all public schools for in-person instruction.
Leaders representing all segments of California’s education system share their reactions to the governor’s early education and K-12 budget proposals.
Higher education leaders in California mostly praised Gov. Gavin Newsom's budget proposal, which offsets some of last year's cuts.
The budget would provide billions for K-12 schools and early education after paying off most of the short-term debt owed from this year’s budget.
School districts are facing pressure to improve ventilation at their campuses to reduce the airborne spread of the coronavirus.
Superintendents welcome any state help to get students back in the classroom, but massive testing and other conditions may give some districts second thoughts.
California will get about one-eighth of the $54 billion Congress appropriated in coronavirus aid for K-12 schools.
The $900 billion relief package includes $82 billion for K-12 and colleges, plus $22 billion for Covid testing that could help to reopen schools.
Cal/OSHA emergency regulations went into effect Nov. 30 for all employers. School officials argue compliance will be burdensome.
The Legislative Analyst’s Office forecasts schools and community colleges can expect a record one-time surplus of $13.1 billion in 2021-22.
The first major challenge to Prop. 13’s limit on property taxes would have provided an estimated $2.5 billion to $4.5 billion annually for K-12 schools and community colleges.
Fewer districts than in past presidential elections bet that voters would approve a tax increase during a pandemic and a recession.
Superintendent Matthew Duffy resigns effective next June just days after a new majority is elected to the school board.