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Newport-Mesa School Board Adopts ‘Balanced’ 2014-15 Budget

The budget assumes a decrease in funding from the state, which Reed attributed in part to the new state funding formula. Instead of giving categorical funds to all districts, the new formula allocates money to districts depending on need. Districts with higher populations of English learners, foster children and students in poverty receive more money. About half of the students in Newport-Mesa fall into this category, according to the state.