New California school funding formula (LCFF) is proving difficult for MDUSD
With the creation of a new Northgate Unified School District (NUSD), Mt. Diablo Unified would find themselves receiving additional concentration funds that would help to serve the students with the greatest economic need. By taking the students in the proposed NUSD’s attendance boundaries out of MDUSD the funding formula ratio changes and MDUSD will exceed the 55% threshold needed for additional funds.
In today’s Contra Costa Times Theresa Harrington reports on the difficulty many socioeconomically diverse districts are experiencing with the Governor’s new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). MDUSD is one of those districts.
Superintendent Meyer had the following to say:
The Mt. Diablo district will receive an average of $7,846 for students who are not high-need and $9,415 for the 50 percent who qualify for supplemental grants, Meyer said. But, if the district met the 55 percent threshold for concentration grants, it would receive $13,338 for each disadvantaged student, she said.