La Jolla gets to use public school resources and at the same time channel private money to local schools.
...Instead of splitting away from the district, which is difficult to
do, parents in La Jolla have found a way to tax themselves to help get
their kids’ schools the money they need.
In 2011-2012, La Jolla parents in raised $2.37 million in private
funds, all of which stayed in those schools. That money helped provide
for tutors, hire support teachers or fund art or music programs.
The district is structured in so-called clusters, or groups of schools bunched by geography...