Santee School District will receive $1.2 million to help with the transition to the newly adopted Common Core Standards, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced Tuesday.
The new standards are designed to provide students with the "deeper learning, critical thinking and other skills they need to prepare for college and a career," according to the state Department of Education.
School districts throughout San Diego County are receiving the funding. The money can be used to train teachers, buy new materials and purchase technology to help schools adapt to the new standards Charter schools within each district were also provided funding.
San Diego Unified School District, the state's second-largest, will receive nearly $22.5 million.
Here's the breakdown around the county, according to a spreadsheet provided by the Department of Education:
Coronado Unified: $634,800
Del Mar Union Elementary: $876,800
Encinitas Union Elementary: $1,089,600
Grossmont Union High School: $3,665,000
—Steele Canyon: $440,000
—Helix High: $488,000
Lakeside Union Elementary: $893,400
—National University Academy: $85,600
—River Valley Charter: $56,000
—Barona Indian Charter: $21,600
La Mesa-Spring Valley: $2,414,000
Lemon Grove: $780,20
Poway Unified: $7,039,200
Ramona City Unified: $1,173,600
San Dieguito Union: $2,473,000
South Bay Union: $1,175,800
—Imperial Beach Charter: $196,000
—Nestor Language Academy Charter: $182,800
Sweetwater Union High School: $8,100,800
—Stephen W. Hawking Charter: $30,800
—MAAC Community Charter: $51,600
Oceanside Unified: $3,969,400
—Coastal Academy: $3,969,400
—Pacific View Charter: $89,200
"The start of a school year is always exciting, but this year is something special," Torlakson said. "We're challenging every part of our education system to remodel itself, and, step by step, give students the tools to achieve their dreams. And after years of cuts and turmoil, we're finally able to start making the investments necessary to turn those dreams into a reality."
The state budget includes $1.25 billion to help districts switch to the news standards, and the $622 million released today represents the first half of distribution. The rest will be sent to the districts next month.
The total amounts to $200 per student, according to the Department of Education.
—City News Service contributed to this article.