LBUSD to Get More Dollars for Needier Students

Jun. 19, 2013 / By

Today marks a landmark.

Almost a month after more than 300 students and peacemakers from Long Beach traveled to Capitol hall in Sacramento to push legislators to pass policies that ban harsh school discipline and Governor Jerry Brown’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), the proposal was adopted into the budget on June 17.

The LCFF will allow school districts and charter schools to receive a per pupil-based grant that would support the cost of education and instruction for the neediest students. Those who will benefit from substantially from the proposal are English-language learners, foster youth and low-income families.

The video above chronicles the journey to LCFF in Long Beach.

For more information about what school districts stand to gain from the LCFF, click HERE.

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Jeanette Ramirez

Jeannette is a graduate of Millikan high school, where she served as the editor of the school newspaper. She is now studying journalism at CSULB.