Long Beach Unified School District is one of the school jursidictions expected to receive hikes of $800 to $1,000 per student in state funding over two years, the district confirmed Thursday.
The increase results from Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed funding formula that favors school districts heavily serving students who are low-income, in foster care or learning English, according to the Los Angeles Times.
More affluent districts would receive lower per-pupil funding than poorer schools, according to the Times.
For Long Beach, the proposed formula could bring an additional $918 more per pupil in the 2014-2015 school years, said Chris Eftychiou, Long Beach Unified School District public information director.
"As you know, the formula remains in the proposal stage, but we're hopeful that it will result in a more equitable distribution of resources to schools and students who have greater needs," said Eftychiou.
The change in funding would come as Long Beach Unified weighs proposals to deal with limited resources, including adjustments to school schedules to save more than $1 million in transportation costs. A Board of Education vote on the schedule changes was postponed on Feb. 5.
The Long Beach district was recognized last year as one of the highest-performing school systems in the world following a study by the Ohio-based Battelle for Kids.
Long Beach serves 83,000 students attending 84 public, private and charter schools and spends $9,982 to $12,097 per student, the study said.