The California Board of Education is scheduled to vote Thursday on a set of requirements on how to spend funds allocated to school districts based on the Local Control Funding Formula. Enacted last year, the Local Control Funding Formula will give more money to schools that have higher proportion of low income children, English learners, and students in foster care.
There's been a lot of debate about how expenditures of the money should be tracked and how results should be measured. If you want to read what the state board will be considering tomorrow, click here. Judging by the hearing in November, and by the fact that the board gave a time certain to hear the item, there's probably going to be a lot of public comment.
I also ran into this story of young people asked how they wanted to see the money spent. Surprisingly, or maybe not so, their requests have nothing or little to do with academics.