Tomorrow’s State Board of Education (SBE) meeting will mark another step toward the state’s development of a new accountability system for K-12 schools, a key component of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) — the state’s K-12 school funding formula. While most of the attention at the SBE meeting is likely to focus on the development of evaluation rubrics — standards — for assessing school district and schoolsite performance, another important agenda item will address proposed revisions to the template that school districts use for their Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs). » Read more about: Will the State Board Answer Stakeholders’ Call for Improved Transparency in K-12 Education Spending? »
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The underlying data for this post are available for download. Download the Supporting Effective Instruction (SEI) grants funding by congressional district or by K-12 school district. Special thanks to Budget Center Senior Policy Analyst Sara Kimberlin for her assistance in preparing these data sets.
As we blogged about recently, President Trump’s budget blueprint for federal “discretionary” spending proposes significant cuts to a range of key public systems and services. » Read more about: President Trump’s Proposal to Eliminate Federal Support for Certain K-12 Programs Would Hurt Economically Disadvantaged Students in Every Part of California »
In its January 2017 brief “California’s Support for K-12 Education Is Improving, but Still Lags the Nation,” the California Budget and Policy Center ranked California 41st (for per-pupil spending) for 2015-16 using the comparable wage index. The state’s $10,291 per student was $1,961 less than the $12,252 per student national average, but was about $2,000 higher than it had been in 2012-13, before the passage of Prop. 30, when California ranked 50th.
This Fact Sheet shows that despite California’s significant increase in K-12 spending per student since 2012-13, it still trails the nation as a whole.
This Budget Center fact sheet examines the impact that Proposition 30 of 2012 has had on state spending for K-12 education and how Prop. 55 would provide significant funding for schools by extending a key component of Prop. 30.
This report examines Proposition 55 on the November 2016 statewide ballot. This analysis looks at what Prop. 55 would do, examines its impact on the state budget and on funding for education and other public services, and discusses the policy issues raised by the measure. The California Budget & Policy Center neither supports nor opposes Prop. 55.
On June 27, Governor Jerry Brown signed the Budget Bill and several related bills for 2016-17, the fiscal year that starts on July 1, 2016. This budget plans for $122.5 billion in General Fund spending, including increases in funding for K-14 education, the state’s mandatory reserve, and paying down budgetary debts ─ all of which are constitutionally required. The budget also makes an additional deposit into the state’s mandatory reserve, beyond the level required by the state Constitution, » Read more about: First Look: 2016-17 Budget Reflects Increases for Education and Reserves, Repeals “Family Cap” Rule, and Makes Modest Investments in Other Key Supports »
This webinar featured Senior Policy Analyst Jonathan Kaplan discussing a Budget Center analysis — “California’s Support for K-12 Education Ranks Low by Almost Any Measure” — that examines how California’s K-12 education spending compares to that in other states.
This fact sheet shows that California K-12 spending lags the nation using nearly any measure of school funding. California ranks 42nd among all states and the District Columbia in K-12 spending per student, based on a new Budget Center analysis that adjusts the most recent spending figures for differences in states’ costs of living.