Parents and even administrators often don’t like to talk about where they get extra money or how federal money is spent. But here’s what we’ve learned so far about the nonprofit fundraising groups that boost certain schools.

A growing coalition wants to help monitor how San Diego Unified schools spends LCFF funds from the state. The funding setup is new, but wariness about how the district divvies out money isn’t.

Gov. Jerry Brown’s new school funding plan requires each district to create an accountability plan. But some parents and outside groups believe their efforts at holding San Diego Unified accountable haven’t always been taken seriously.

San Diego Unified has long warned its schools not to spend money
meant for disadvantaged students on medical or athletic supplies.
But they repeatedly have, raising a red flag about how closely the
district watches the funds.