New school funding could transform California schools

Friday, May 9, 2014

When California school districts decide how to spend new funding now coming their way, they need to think strategically about their goals for 2020, according to a new Stanford report.

After years of painful budget cuts, new revenues will start flowing to California school districts in 2014, thanks to voters' approval of Proposition 30 in 2012. The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) will give almost all districts increases over the next several years – many will get 50 to 75 percent more state revenue per pupil.

How that money is spent is the key issue, based on research from Stanford's Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE).

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