The interactive graphic below shows how the funding increase of $3.2 billion approved by the state Legislature will be spent. For cells with a spending breakdown available, you can click to zoom into that spending category. Click on the top label to zoom out and go back to the previous level. Hover on small cells to see a description. For more detailed information, see the text below the graphic. 


The Legislature passed a $183 billion state budget for 2017-18 last week that includes a $3.2 billion increase in funding under Proposition 98, the formula that determines how much of the General Fund will go to K-12 school, community colleges and state-funded preschool programs. The additional $3.2 billion represents an increase of 4.4 percent over last year’s allocation, bringing Prop. 98 next year to $74.5 billion.

Explanatory notes:


  • Southern California Regional Occupational Center is a career technical center in Torrance serving 6 school districts, funded outside of the Local Control Funding Formula
  • The Classified School Employee Teacher Credentialing Program and the Bilingual Teacher Professional Development Program are two programs aimed at addressing the state’s teacher shortage.

Community colleges

  • The full-time Student Success Grant Program will provide up to $1,000 annually for students who take 12 credits per term. The California Community College completion grant will increase to $2,000 annually for students who take up to 15 credits per term.
  • Umoja is a statewide program committed to the academic success of African-American and other students.

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  1. FloydThursby 6 years ago6 years ago

    We really need to spend more on tutoring children who are behind. Any child behind grade level or not Advanced/Proficient should be required to see a tutor for three 1-hour sessions a week. We need to close the achievement gap before we raise salaries across the board.