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Gov. Jerry Brown releases figures for new school-funding plan

February 21, 2013|By Anthony York

SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown's administration has for the first time attached some numbers to his plan to overhaul the way California's public schools are financed, directing more money to districts with a higher number of low-income students and non-native English speakers.

The plan was unveiled as part of Brown's January budget proposal, but his Department of Finance this week released figures that illustrate how it would affect funding for various school districts across the state.

Administration officials said no district will see its funding cut, but that districts with more poor students will see future funding grow at a faster rate.

For example, funding for the Redondo Beach Unified School District would increase by nearly $2,100 per student within three years under the plan. The Compton Unified School District would see a jump of more than $5,000 per student within that same span.

Los Angeles Unified would see its current funding of about $7,500 per student jump to $11,993 by the 2014-15 school year, if Brown's plan is adopted.

You can see the full chart here.

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