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Impact of California’s Local Control Funding Formula: Addressing Adequacy and Equity Issues of Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Students in Secondary Schools

The purpose of this research study is to measure the degree of impact of funds from California’s Local Control Funding Formula in responding to issues of adequacy and equity among socioeconomically disadvantaged (SED) students in secondary schools. The research question asks: Are Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) monies responding to issues of adequacy and equity among socioeconomically disadvantaged students in secondary schools? The research methodology consisted of one-on-one interviews with five administrators located in SED school sites in Southern California. The findings of the study indicate that funds from the Local Control Funding Formula are responding to the equity issues of SED students in secondary schools. In addition, funds from the Local Control Funding Formula are responding to adequacy issues of SED students in secondary schools to an extent.

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