California districts with tiny and small schools use funding system to their advantage

In the last article of a four-part series on California's public school funding, The Sacramento Bee finds that some larger districts have worked the Necessary Small Schools system to get more revenue than the law had intended. Since 1998, Sierra Sands Unified School District has received an extra $45,000 a year for a school of eight students, even though the district overall has more than twice the number of students than the funding formula allows.

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