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Report · October 2015

Voluntary Contributions to California’s Public Schools

Patrick Murphy, Margaret Weston, Kevin Cook, and Iwunze Ugo

Though private fundraising in California schools has increased significantly since 1990, voluntary contributions make up a small share of overall K-12 funding. It will be instructive to track the dynamics of local fundraising under the state’s new school funding formula-which is designed to direct more funding to high-needs students.


K–12 Education