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.
The governor is expected to postpone the LCAP; legislators will be asked to cancel the California School Dashboard for one year.
Organizations like Head Start and the First 5 Association of California are sending census materials to homes and grocery stores.
When the coronavirus crisis has run its course, all of California’s schools and districts will need help to get back on their feet.
The money for education is a small piece of a record $2 trillion in coronavirus relief but vitally needed as a recession looms in California.
During a webinar viewed by 7,000 people, state officials encourage innovation to provide service and promise cooperation in weeks ahead.
California also will ask the federal government to waive the required standardized tests if and when schools resume session this year.
Lawmakers approve full funding for school closures and lower attendance due to the coronavirus.
In exchange for the money, districts should provide online learning, and independent study "to the extent feasible," which is puzzling to some.
Of the 240 teacher positions targeted to be cut, 185 will be spared.
One week after the March 3 election, Proposition 13 remains behind 46 to 54 percent, which appears too big a gap to make up.
With mandated costs rising, school districts had been counting on a larger cost of living adjustment that they’d receive next year.
The board voted to lay off about 100 workers to close its 2020-21 budget deficit, may consider eliminating its police force in the future.
Several factors — confusion with a more famous 13, tax fatigue, anxiety over the stock market — may have led to the measure’s likely defeat.
East Side Union High, Chula Vista Elementary and Soledad Unified school districts had votes short of 55 percent needed to claim victory.
Mail-in and final votes being counted.
Prop. 13 — unrelated to the better known tax cutting initiative in 1978 — would have helped K-12 districts, community colleges, CSU and UC with the cost of construction projects.