“All of this means our limited, first-look findings must be interpreted as tentative, with a healthy dose of caution on the side. That said, our early findings suggest a more positive relationship between funding and studentoutcomes after LCFF than before LCFF. In other words, money appeared to matter more in the wake of LCFF.” —Edunomics Lab’s Elena Derby and Marguerite Roza on California’s Local Control Funding Formula
Student-Based Budgeting In the News
Indianapolis, Puerto Rico, and Others Apply for 18-19 Federal Weighted-Student Funding Pilot
The program allows districts to streamline federal, state and local dollars and the deadline for districts to apply for the 2019-20 school year is July 15th.
HISD’s Proposed Budget Overhaul Getting Pushback
With Superintendent Richard Carranza’s sudden departure, several trustees are questioning the timing and merits of the proposal to move away from Houston’s longstanding student-based budgeting model.
Kansas Lawmakers Negotiating School Finance Changes
With a State Supreme Court deadline looming, lawmakers are negotiating a plan to increase education funding in the neighborhood of $500 million.
Research & Resources Spotlight
Three Part Series: Analyzing Early Impacts of California’s Local Control Funding Formula
California’s 2013 school finance overhaul decentralized spending decisions and cut red tape. Edunomics Lab examines how districts responded to the changes and whether they improved the relationship between spending and outcomes.
Reason’s Koteskey: Justice Kennedy Is Right on Public Employee Unions, Just Look at Public Schools
“Justice Kennedy underscored an important point about public sector unions: Contract decisions for government workers aren’t just employment regulations, they have major implications for policies and taxpayers.”
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