State & Federal Programs

School funding is a blend of federal, state, and local dollars. Local funding largely comes from property taxes, Federal money, which accounts for just 10% of all education funding, and State funding is where things get complicated.

To fund school districts the state uses a formula designed to ensure adequate funding across schools and to promote equity. These funding formulas distribute revenue to all school districts.

California's funding model includes Categorical Programs. Our district receives funding for the following categorical programs:

Title I - Part A and D - A federal program to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.

Title II, Part A - Supporting Effective Instruction - A federal program that increases student academic achievement through strategies such as improving teacher and principal quality and increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in the classroom and highly qualified principals and assistant principals in school.

Title III - Language Instruction for English Learners (EL) and Language Instruction for Immigrant Students - A federal program to provide supplementary programs and services to assist EL and immigrant students in achieving grade-level and graduating standards, as well as assisting EL students with acquiring English.

Title IV - The Student Support and Academic Enrichment Program, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is a federal categorical program contained in the Consolidated Application. These funds are intended to increase the capacity of local educational agencies (LEAs) to meet the goals of the ESSA by providing all students with access to a well-rounded education, improving school conditions for student learning, and improving the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.

Migrant Education Program (MEP) is a federally funded program, supported by both federal and state laws, although the state law does not provide funds for the program, it does set out the administrative framework for delivering local MEP services through regional offices. The California MEP is the largest in the nation, its purpose is to support high-quality and comprehensive educational programs and services during the school year and, as applicable, during summer or intersession periods, that address the unique educational needs of migratory children. If you need more information regarding the MEP at our district please select the link Migrant Education Program.


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