Analysis: California gives districts extra money for highest-needs students. But it doesn’t always get to the highest-needs schools
Under California’s Local Control Funding Formula, the San Diego Unified School District’s highest-needs schools generated $1,468 more per student in 2016-17 than the average amount generated across all district schools. Yet, according to our new study, once that money passed through the district, those same neediest schools wound up receiving $127 less per student than the...
By Katie Silberstein and Marguerite Roza | November 12, 2020