Thanks to Gov. Jerry
Brown’s new local control funding formula for schools districts statewide, San
Leandro schools are expected to receive an additional $2.9 million for the 2013-14
However, the formula isn't all good news said one district official during Tuesday’s school board meeting.
Assistant Superintendent of Business and Operations Song Chin-Bendib said the money has been accounted for in this year's budget and district funding could be volatile year to year with changing student demographics and changes in the state's economy, reports the Contra Costa Times.
The formula funding system aims to assist local districts with large populations of English language learners, students eligible for free and reduced lunches and foster youth.
The Times writes: “About 70 percent of San Leandro's 8,700 students meet at least one of those categories, but the district will not know how it can spend those funds, totaling $513,408, until the state Board of Education releases rules for spending them sometime before Jan. 31, officials said.”