The State Board of Education has approved new rules for funding California schools. 

By a unanimous vote Thursday, changes to the way money is directed to schools have been approved.

At issue, is whether the funding formulas and additional money directed toward education in California will really go to improving schools that need it the most.

What was passed, a compromise which lets school districts spend money on a schoolwide or districtwide measure as long as they can prove to the state the money is going to help the most disadvantaged.

The board calls it an emergency declaration.

Critics like Board Member Sue Barr calls it "Goldilock's -- not too hot and not too cold."