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Report · May 2012

Funding Formulas for California Schools IV: An Analysis of Governor Brown’s Weighted Pupil Funding Formula, May Budget Revision

Jon Sonstelie, Heather Rose, and Margaret Weston

In May 2012, Governor Brown revised his proposal for a new way to allocate revenue to California’s school districts. This report uses the PPIC School Finance Model to asses this revision. It finds that the proposed changes would lead to less funding for disadvantaged students and reduce the differences in funding gains among districts relative to the January proposal.

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


K–12 Education