Elections have a major impact on California education. Voters have passed ballot measures such as Proposition 98 in 1988, which set the level of state education funding, and Proposition 227 in 1998, which banned bilingual education until voters reversed the ban with Prop. 58 in 2016. Voters also elect the state superintendent of public instruction and local school board members for the state’s nearly 1,000 districts. Perhaps most significantly, they elect governors who have the most control over what happens to education in terms of funding, in appointing members to the State Board of Education and to the UC Board of Regents and the CSU Board of Trustees.
For one measure, a question remains over whether a citizens initiative needs a two-thirds vote or a simple majority.
One week after the March 3 election, Proposition 13 remains behind 46 to 54 percent, which appears too big a gap to make up.
Alameda County may choose to wait to begin collecting the new sales tax until legal challenges involving other initiatives are resolved.
School districts have turned to parcel taxes in recent years to raise money for school programs, class-size reduction and teacher salaries.
Jackie Goldberg is headed toward reelection to the Los Angeles school board, but two other races likely won't be decided until the fall.
East Side Union High, Chula Vista Elementary and Soledad Unified school districts had votes short of 55 percent needed to claim victory.
Mail-in and final votes being counted.
EdSource will post the presidential primary and Prop. 13 results, by county, using our automated tracker. Check back for results.
On March 3 four California school districts will ask California voters to tax themselves to pay for teacher housing through a general obligation bond.
Proponents and opponents of the $15 billion state bond measure for K-12 and higher education facilities funding, share their views.
A majority of school board seats in Los Angeles are on the ballot next week in a crucial election for the state’s largest school district.
The summary lays out the key education positions of eight Democratic candidates on the primary ballot.
Alameda County, Sacramento and Emeryville all have measures on the ballot that would either generate or set aside funds for child care.
Statewide bond measure would provide for desperately needed renovation of old school buildings, supporters say.
The $15 billion bond measure is unnecessary and unwise, opponents say.
Ballot measure proponents advocate for a new, ongoing source of funding for state's education priorities.