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Report · May 2012

Funding Formulas for California Schools III: An Analysis of Governor Brown’s Weighted Pupil Funding Formula

Jon Sonstelie, Heather Rose, and Margaret Weston

In January 2012, Governor Brown proposed a new system for allocating funds among school districts. Using the PPIC School Finance Model, this paper compares this proposal with the status quo. This comparison highlights the governor’s priorities-in particular, providing substantially greater resources to districts with high percentages of disadvantaged students.

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This research was supported with funding from The Silver Giving Foundation and the Stuart Foundation.


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