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Report · February 2013

California School District Revenue and Student Poverty: Moving Toward a Weighted Pupil Funding Formula

Heather Rose and Margaret Weston

Governor Brown has proposed a new funding system-known as a weighted pupil formula-that would direct more revenue to California school districts serving many economically disadvantaged students. This report examines the relationship between funding and student disadvantage and addresses questions about converting the current school finance system to a weighted pupil formula.

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