Budget Close to Full Restoration of Education Funding

Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled his proposed state budget Friday including $7.8 billion in new funding for K-12 schools and community colleges. This includes $998 million to pay off all remaining outstanding deferral debt, which was more than $10 billion in 2011-12.

It’s encouraging to see that after years of devastating cuts to our schools through Prop. 98, the state is restoring cuts that had serious impact on our members and students. The budget proposal also includes $762 million for CSU and UC systems of higher education and another$1.l billion toward the ongoing implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

The governor maintains his commitment to subsidiarity and the ongoing implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula to ensure educators, students, parents and communities are making collaborative decisions that will lead to student success. CT A will be at work with the governor and the legislature to ensure our schools are resourced so that students have more one-on-one attention, inviting classrooms, and a well-rounded curriculum.

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