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Report · June 2009

California School Finance Revenue Manual

Jon Sonstelie, Heather Rose, and Margaret Weston

The funding system for California’s public schools is overly complex-even many experts lack information about how revenue is distributed. This comprehensive manual provides some fundamental and much needed facts, describing each revenue source and providing basic statistics on how that source distributes funds. This information, especially when used in conjunction with the PPIC School Finance Model, should help to promote a more open and informed discussion of school finance policy in the state.


K–12 Education