California’s public schools receive funding from three sources: the state (57%), property taxes and other local sources (29%), and the federal government (14%). The proportion of funding from each source varies across school districts. The majority of revenue (almost 70%) is unrestricted general purpose funding. The remainder is restricted categorical state and federal funding earmarked for special programs and purposes such as special education, class size reduction, and the National School Lunch Program.
The Local Control Funding Formula is a law enacted in 2013 and can be the model for the nation as to how to distribute budgeted funds to the school districts based upon specific funding needs in each Community. As your representative, I will meet with school district leaders and assess how to better implement this law through the California Department of Education.
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