A period upended by the pandemic also saw an unprecedented increase in state revenues. Governor Gavin Newsom has seized the opportunity to propose sweeping changes to the California’s education system, from early education to closing the digital divide and providing more money for mental health to programs designed to get more students to college.
California school districts are planning for summer school and for a full return to campuses in the fall, according to data released by the state.
Gov. Newsom, legislative leaders agree to add $1.1 billion to the Local Control Funding Formula but not on who gets priority for the money.
Budget committees' joint plan prioritizes school districts' financial health over more one-time funding. Next step: Talks with Newsom
AB1316 would close numerous schools and displace thousands of students and families throughout California.
In spending the windfall of funds available for districts this year, leaders must plan for the long term, avoid quick fixes and resist the temptation to say yes to more than they can actually do well.
Leaders representing all segments of California’s education system share their reactions to the governor’s May revision of the 2021-22 budget.
Leaders representing all segments of California's education system share their reactions to the governor’s May revision of the 2021-22 budget.
Leaders representing all segments of California’s education system share their reactions to the governor’s revised 2021-22 budget for K-12 education.
An anti-spending initiative, passed in 1979, could force $16 billion in 'excess' revenue to be split between tax rebates and school funding.
With unprecedented billions of dollars, advocacy groups want details on how funding will help students targeted for extra assistance.
With a continuing surge in revenue, the governor would expand community schools and create a $500 college savings account for every low-income first grader.
The lawsuit argues top education officials must monitor districts to see that billions in Covid relief address students' pressing needs.
This roughly $1.8 trillion package sets aside big money for key early childhood initiatives as part of its vast cradle-to-college agenda.
In the absence of effective oversight, too many districts' local control and accountability plans, or LCAPs, focus more on compliance with the letter of the law than on improving outcomes for their students.
Thurmond felt pressured by county school superintendents to decree all campuses be closed after Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency.