A large share of California's school funding is allocated through categorical programs whose funding is contingent on districts using the money in a particular way or for a particular purpose. In 2008-09, the strings were taken off 40 of these programs as part of a budget deal that also reduced the funding for those programs. This report describes statewide patterns in district revenues and expenditures in light of this new state policy.
Deregulating School Aid in California
RAND Corporation, The
Revenues and Expenditures in the Second Year of Categorical Flexibility
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