Not only is the Common Core State Standards implementation process time-consuming for many states, but costly as well. This is especially true in states with a high number of students, such as California.
In fact, no matter what approach to implementing the CCSS California takes, it is expected to see the highest costs, according to a 2012 report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. Fortunately, many of California's schools are receiving help in the form of state funding.
The Lodi News-Sentinel reported that there is a possibility schools in the city of Galt could see $1 million in funding because of Assembly Bill 86. For example, Galt Joint Union Elementary School District alone will receive approximately $730,000. Meanwhile, Galt Joint Union High School is likely to receive $365,500.
While funding amounts may vary from one school district to the next, the goal is the same – to help Galt institutions cover the cost of purchasing new classroom materials and training teachers. No matter how much money individual schools receive, it should help educators move one step closer to creating Common Core-aligned learning environments.