Fewer schools are in financial trouble, thanks in part to the passage of Prop 30. 

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson says the number of school districts in financial jeopardy is down more than two-thirds from this time last year.

He says the biggest change has been investing more money in schools.

"Proposition 30 brings $7 billion a year into our schools. We were facing financial disaster in our schools if Prop. 30 had not passed," Torlakson said. 

Torlakson says seven of the schools in financial jeopardy have a negative certification and that means they will be unable to meet their financial obligations for the rest of the current year or for the subsequent fiscal year.  

The schools in our area include those in Stanislaus County.