Nineteen of the lowest-performing San Diego County schools will get more than $5.6 million next year under a settlement to a lawsuit filed by the state teacher’s union and Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell.

The suit, settled last summer, charged that the state had underfunded its most troubled schools.

The additional money will be used to pay for class-size reduction, lowering of the student-to-counselor ratios, and other programs to help improve student achievement, O’Connell announced Wednesday.

Seven schools from the San Diego Unified School District are on the list for funding next year: Edison Elementary ($258,716); Emerson/Bandini Elementary ($349,544); Encanto Elementary ($297,475); Marshall Elementary ($254,606); Mann School of Expedition ($204,363); Montgomery Middle ($372,317); Roosevelt Middle ($567,284).

The total cost of the settlement, which is expected to be paid off by the state over a seven-year period, is $2.7 billion.


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