In passing the Local Control Funding Formula in 2013, the Legislature shifted decision-making back to local districts and steered more money to districts with higher proportions of low-income children and English learners. Proposition 98, adopted in 1988, sets the overall yearly level of K-12 and community college spending through a complex formula tied to the growth in the state economy.
The governor, who opposed Prop. 51, will get the oversight changes he wanted.
A new report says counties should compete to offer many of the services they now provide.
The CalSTRS board lowered its projected annual return from investments to 7 percent, requiring bigger contributions.
A more optimistic scenario could produce a couple of billion dollars more for K-12 schools and community colleges.
Gov. Jerry Brown is also demanding improved auditing before floating school construction bonds.
Trump will propose a voucher program; Brown will address the teacher shortage.
Added contributions will come on top of already rising expenses.
Districts are worried the governor will slow down distribution of Proposition 51's matching funds.
California has a history of opposition to vouchers that can be used for private school tuition.
The recommendation would upend the way special education finance has worked in the state for nearly 40 years.
The new Legislative Analyst’s Office projection for 2017-18 includes funding from Proposition 55.
By approving local bonds, districts will be eligible for matching money from $9 billion state bond under Prop 51.
State board president, state superintendent say proposed rules on funding for low-income students would intrude on local control and exceed federal authority.
The Local Control and Accountability Plan's third version may not be a charm but it is an improvement.
It is the first statewide school construction bond measure since 2006.