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Are California districts giving highest-needs schools their share of LCFF money?

Edunomics Lab examined the extent to which 14 California districts spend Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) dollars on their highest-needs schools. Using 2016-2017 expenditure data from the School Accountability Report Card, we found all but two districts passed along a smaller share of LCFF dollars to their schools with the highest-needs students. Below are our findings by district.


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Download Corona-Norco USD Findings

Download Fontana USD Findings

Download Fullerton ESD Findings

Download Long Beach USD Findings

Download Los Angeles USD Findings

Download Oakland USD Findings

Download Orange USD Findings

Download Oxnard SD Findings

Download Riverside USD Findings

Download Sacramento City USD Findings

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Download San Juan USD Findings

Download Santa Ana USD Findings

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The research reported here was supported by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, through Grant R305A170348 to Georgetown University. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent views of the Institute or the U.S. Department of Education.


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