by Brianna Sacks
"The first installment of Gov. Jerry Brown’s new state aid program, known as the Local Control Funding Formula, will reach schools by next week.
"Nearly $27 billion is slated to be distributed from the controller’s office by July 31, according to to theSI&A Cabinet Report. The money represents the first regular installment for the fiscal year and includes about $2 billion for LCFF activities.
"Brown’s new formula, which will be fully funded over the next eight years, directs more state money to districts with a large proportion of needy students and English learners. It also eliminates almost all categorical programs and lets districts choose how to spend their dollars."