LAUSD to Shell Out $151 Million to High Needs Students in LCFF Lawsuit

Los Angeles Unified has settled a lawsuit with a coalition of advocacy groups who claimed the district wasn’t properly using funding the way it was intended under the Local Control Funding Formula.

Under LCFF, districts receive funding in proportion to the number of enrolled high need students, identified as low-income students, English learners and foster youth.

LAUSD has agreed to pay out an extra $151 million over the next three years to 50 of its schools with large populations of high need students. Most of these schools are located in south and east Los Angeles.

Long Beach Unified is currently facing a similar lawsuit.

Read more about the settlement and view the map of identified schools at KPCC.


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