A nearly $10 billion education rainy day fund and districts' own reserves would protect schools according to state analysts. At issue is how much funding Newsom and the Legislature should to commit to ongoing spending.
School districts prefer late payments to budget cuts but some districts will bear a larger burden, and it may be years before deferrals are paid off.
California governor's proposed budget anticipates a two-year drop of $19 billion in state funding for schools and community colleges.
This week: School consultant John Gray discusses potential ways to cope with a devastating revenue shortfall projected for K-12 schools next year.
Next week's May budget revision may include clues about whether schools are in for the largest single-year cut as they face unprecedented costs.
The coronavirus and the recession could be a double whammy for schools, and tools to minimize the damage will be limited, warns consultant.