Examining the Reach of California's Targeted School Funding.

Key Takeaways

Now entering its second decade, the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) fundamentally shifted school finance in California. Under LCFF, the robust state revenue growth of the past decade led to even greater increases for the state’s highest-need districts. LCFF also brought about more flexible funding—along with concerns about whether additional funding is reaching the high-need students and schools for which it was intended. In this report, we provide comprehensive new evidence on the targeting and efficacy of LCFF funding for high-need students.

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Public Policy Institute of California

by Julien Lafortune, Joseph Herrera, and Niu Gao

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