Funding

The court was clear that a lack of funding is not an excuse for violating the constitutional rights of our students, and ordered the state to increase funding for districts to provide a sufficient education.

  • Increase at-risk student funding: Increase the at-risk index in the school funding formula by 25% and base eligibility on the income level used for Free & Reduced Lunch Programs.
  • Restore baseline funding: Restore funding to at least 2008 levels (adjusted for inflation).
  • Increase funding for transportation, bilingual instruction and rural schools to ensure students have equitable opportunities in our geographically and linguistically diverse state.