K-12 Education in the Governor’s Proposed 2014-15 Budget: Increased Revenues Boost Funding for Schools

California’s public schools educate a large, diverse student population, with over 6 million students enrolled in more than 1,000 school districts statewide.

A new CBP analysis — the latest in a series of briefs on Governor Brown’s 2014-15 proposed budget — looks at state spending on K-12 education and discusses how higher revenues have boosted funding for California K-12 schools, increasing spending per student to nearly the pre-recession level. In addition, the Governor’s proposal would increase support provided through the state’s new school funding formula approved by policymakers last year.

This CBP brief also discusses how, over the long term, it will take additional state revenues for California to make the necessary investments in students and their families.

For additional analysis on the Governor’s proposed 2014-15 budget, read the CBP’s initial analysis of the proposal and our recent brief on child care and preschool in the the proposed budget.

— Steven Bliss