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.
They fear districts wouldn't spend sufficiently on services for their children with disabilities.
Torlakson filed a brief in support of the Santa Clara County lawsuit against Trump's anti-sanctuary order.
Groups say the district isn't complying with its obligation under the funding formula.
Cuts to California would come about if Congress agrees to $9 billion in cuts to the U.S. Department of Education budget
By one often-cited study, it's 46th in the nation, by another, 22nd; methodology matters.
The governor, who opposed Prop. 51, will get the oversight changes he wanted.
A new report says counties should compete to offer many of the services they now provide.
The CalSTRS board lowered its projected annual return from investments to 7 percent, requiring bigger contributions.
A more optimistic scenario could produce a couple of billion dollars more for K-12 schools and community colleges.
Gov. Jerry Brown is also demanding improved auditing before floating school construction bonds.
Trump will propose a voucher program; Brown will address the teacher shortage.
Added contributions will come on top of already rising expenses.
Districts are worried the governor will slow down distribution of Proposition 51's matching funds.
California has a history of opposition to vouchers that can be used for private school tuition.
The recommendation would upend the way special education finance has worked in the state for nearly 40 years.