Research Heather Rose

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

Published by the Public-Policy Institute of California (PPIC), February 2013

Heather Rose, Assistant Professor in the UC Davis School of Education and PPIC adjunct fellow, and Margaret Weston, PhD student in the UC Davis School of Education and PPIC fellow, have authored a report looking at California Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed new school funding system.

The system—known as a weighted pupil formula—would direct more revenue to California school districts serving many economically disadvantaged students. The report examines the relationship between funding and student disadvantage and addresses questions about converting the current school finance system to a weighted pupil formula.

Download the report here.

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