Low-income schools get more money from Gov. Jerry Brown

Gov. Brown signs over more school money

Calif. - Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation on Monday which overhauls the way the state spends its money on K-12 schools.  The governor’s plan, called the “Local Control Funding Formula”, sends more money to lower-income schools and schools with a high percentage of English-language learners.

It also allows schools more flexibility in how they spend their funds.  The governor’s plan was the centerpiece of his 2013-2014 budget, which he signed last week. The new budget took effect today.

The governor inked the legislation at signing ceremonies in both Los Angeles and Sacramento. Both events were attended by a bipartisan group of legislators.

The legislation package also includes more money to help school districts implement the new “Common Core Standards” in math and English and provides college scholarships for middle income families.