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Funding Formulas for California Schools
Thursday, July 24, 2008 from 12:00-1:30 p.m.
CSAC Conference Center
1020 11th St, 2nd Floor
“The recent proposal from the Governors Committee, if adopted, would change how California funds its schools in important ways, by consolidating a large number of current K-12 revenue programs into just two. Such a shift would require fundamental changes: the state would have to transfer its revenue authority to local school districts and would have to allocate a larger share of K-12 revenues to districts with high proportions of disadvantaged students. Using a budget simulation, this report examines the effects of the proposal and variations, comparing the revenue that school districts would have received under the committees plan with the revenue that districts actually received in 2004-2005 from programs the plan would eliminate. Lunch will be provided.”
Jon Sonstelie is a professor of economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a visiting fellow at PPIC.