Gerald Cantu the Educational Policy Director of the Dolores Huerta Foundation talks about the school budget process known as the Local Control Funding Formula/Local Control Accountability Plan and the Kern High School District’s decision to redistrict it’s trustee areas in light of the ruling that found the Kern County Board of Supervisors guilty of gerrymandering Latinos after a second majority district.
By Alfredo Camacho
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Local advocacy groups held a press conference in front of the offices of the Kern County Superintendent of Schools on July 8, urging the superintendent to reject the Kern High School District’s proposed budget, which they say does not follow the Local Control Funding Formula (or LCFF) regulations.
By Alfredo Camacho / South Kern Sol
A historic change to California school funding is taking place that aims to give local school districts and parents more control over how money is spent, in a move that Governor Brown has described as one in which “schools that need more, get more.” While some districts in Kern County are rising to meet the challenge of engaging their communities in the decision making process, others are lagging behind.