Governor Jerry Brown's new education funding formula sets aside additional money for districts serving large numbers of at-risk students. Now it's up to parents, teachers and principals to help figure out how to spend it.
They must create a plan that will improve the outcomes for students who are low income, English learners or in foster care. At Oakland Unified School District, 80 percent of students fit into these categories and the extra revenue will be significant.
The California Report's Education Reporter Ana Tintocalis has the story.