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Valley Edition - November 15, 2019 - Cymric Oil Seeps, McFarland Police, Visalia Homelessness

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On this week's Valley Edition, we go up in the air for an aerial view of Kern County’s Cymric Oil Field. And on the ground in Tulare County, will a village of tiny homes help solve the homeless crisis? 

You may know McFarland for the Disney movie about an against-the-odds cross country track team winning the state championship. But now the town is in the spotlight for a different reason - two investigative reporters tell us about its “second chance” police department. 

 

And in 2013 the state implemented the Local Control Funding Formula, a new method of funding K through 12 schools. The goals were to give districts more flexibility in how they spend funds, and to provide more resources for “high-needs” students. However, a recent state audit - which included Clovis Unified - found that billions of dollars earmarked for high-needs students are instead being used to support the general student population. We break down the audit.