LCFF

Troubled districts would get a lifeline from Newsoms’s cost-of-living adjustment

West Contra Costa Unified is one of the districts that could temporarily benefit. The school district has been anticipating $15 million in cuts from its 2022-23 budget. If the adjustment is approved, Associate Superintendent of Business Services Tony Wold said the projected deficit would be staved off until 2023-24 and then effectively cut in half.

State Audit: Local Control Funding Needs More Oversight

“We are particularly concerned that the state does not explicitly require districts to spend their supplemental and concentration funds on the intended student groups or to track their spending of those funds,” Howle’s report reads. “Without a means of tracking how districts use (LCFF) funds, state and local policymakers and other local stakeholders lack adequate information to assess the impact of those funds on the outcomes of intended student groups."

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