Individual schools receive discretionary funding, beyond funding for regular operational expenses, providing schools additional flexibility to meet the specific needs of their students. Discretionary resources from the federal and state governments include Lottery, Common Core, Title I, Economic Impact Aid and Local Control Funding Formula funds.
Lottery Funding is provided to sites to be spent on instructional materials.
Title I, Economic Impact Aid and Local Control Funding Formula & Parent Involvement
The purpose of federal Title I funding is to ensure that all children have a fair and equal opportunity to obtain a high-quality education. It is part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act first passed in 1965. The act is reauthorized by Congress from time to time and often given a new name. It is currently known as the No Child Left Behind Act. Title I funds are used to help improve academic achievement among disadvantaged students, or students who come from low-income families. Economic Impact Aid (EIA) is a state program supporting educational services for disadvantaged students and bilingual education services for English language learners. The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), proposed by California Gov. Jerry Brown and approved by the state Legislature in 2013, provides greater flexibility as to how certain state funds are used by local schools.