A new Local Control Funding law completely overhauled the way the state allocates funding for school districts, but some districts are waiting to spend the money until the state Board of Education spells out the rules for the new funding formula. Here's the timeline:

July: Local Control Funding Formula signed into law; districts began receiving monthly apportionments; Implementation working group began meeting.

August: State solicited regional input; most districts began 2013-14 school year, during which some additional money was expected be spent on disadvantaged students.

September: State Board of Education discussed funding implementation plan.

By Jan. 31: State Board of Education will adopt regulations to govern expenditure of funds allocated for low-income, English learners and foster youth, expected to require increased or improved services for targeted students, along with some schoolwide or districtwide spending.

By March 31: State Board of Education will adopt templates for district Local Control Accountability Plans.

By July 1: Districts will get final figures for 2013-14 funding; districts will finalize accountability plans after soliciting input from parent advisory committee and English learner parent advisory committees, with updates expected every three years.

August: Districts will update accountability plans and 2014-15 budgets based on adopted state budget.

By October 8, 2014: County Offices of Education will approve or disapprove district accountability plans.

By October 1, 2015: State Board of Education will adopt a rubric to assist in evaluating districts' strengths, weaknesses and areas requiring improvement.

By 2020-21: Full implementation of funding formula, including average class size of 24 students or less required in grades K-3 to receive class size reduction funding.