The court upheld a provision of the pension reform law but didn’t determine whether pension obligations to current public employees can be changed.
Districts’ average payments to pension funds CalSTRS and CalPERS doubled to about $1,000 per student in 2017-18. But contributions varied among districts and will continue to rise for at least two more years.
Supreme Court reaffirms pension reform law's elimination of one benefit but larger challenge to modify pensions of teachers and other public employees will await a future decision.
The governor wants California Supreme Court to give public agencies, like school districts, the ability to change pension benefits for current workers in hard times.