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Last Updated: 2/8/2011
Budget Issue: Long-term improvements to the K-12 finance system
Program: California Department of Education
Finding or Recommendation: Recommend making lasting improvements to the state's K-12 finance system. Given the flexibility package adopted in 2009 is not especially responsive to students' needs and with flexibility provisions set to sunset in 2013-14, we recommend the state begin consolidating all K-12 funding into revenue limits and a few block grants. In general, the state should minimize the number of block grants in order to protect services for at-risk students while maximizing flexibility for districts.
Further Detail

Please see report, The 2011-12 Budget: Year-Two Survey--Update on School District Finance in California.