By Lanz Christian Bañes
The Vallejo school board welcomed good news Wednesday during its first glimpse at the district budget.
‘It’s wonderful to come forward with money allocated for change instead of listing budget reductions,” said Sarah Hart, interim chief business officer for the Vallejo City Unified School District.
Thanks in part to a new state formula for funding school districts, Vallejo schools will see an increase of nearly $11 million in state revenue next year. That’s because the local control funding formula increases funding for districts that have high populations of low-income students, foster youth or English language learners.
Nearly $7 million of the increase is because of those supplemental grants.