For now, most California districts are flush with money. But those that aren't face a March 15 deadline to initiate layoffs they hope won't happen.
Once past Covid disruptions, many school districts face a long-term predicament: budget cuts forced by projected declines in enrollment.
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s K-12 education budget proposal includes a cost of living adjustment that allows some districts to avoid cuts next year.
Gov. Newsom would cut $6.4 billion in school funding if Congress doesn’t deliver more stimulus aid. The Legislature would issue more IOUs to schools instead.
Inspired by successful strikes in other states, teachers from Southern California to the Bay Area are threatening fall strikes.
A fiscal analysis by an independent agency says the district is in “financial distress.”
Districts are hoping the upcoming state budget will include financial relief such as deferred state loans, flat per-student payments, and flexibility to sell or lease surplus property.
They're hoping the governor's May budget revision brings an increase in school revenue.