Excellent news: California rating useless final in public training spending is over. Because of the 2022-23 state funds signed by Gov. Newsom final week, California may bounce into the highest 10 states nationwide for per pupil spending.
For some perspective on how far we have come, as lately as 2011, California ranked 50th nationwide for per pupil spending on Okay-12 public faculties. By final 12 months, because of our voter-approved progressive tax system and accountable budgeting through the previous decade, California had climbed to 19th.
The 2022-23 state funds will increase Okay-12 public training funding by a report 13% over final 12 months, with the allocation for public Okay-12 faculties and neighborhood schools growing by a report $37.2 billion. That is almost triple the funding Okay-12 faculties acquired in 2011. And every of our UC and CSU campuses will obtain a 5% improve.
Over the approaching weeks, I’ll ship you extra e-newsletters highlighting main facets of this 12 months’s historic 2022-23 state funds.
Okay-12 Training Finances Highlights
Gives a report funding improve of 13% for all Okay-12 public faculties.
Protects college districts affected by declining enrollment by offering funding based mostly on the typical of three prior years’ common every day attendance
Gives $4 billion to permit faculties so as to add three hours of after-school programming and 6 weeks of summer time enrichment.
Contains funding for the Studying Restoration Emergency Block Grant to assist tutoring, psychological well being, social-emotional assist and different studying restoration applications.
Gives $3.6 billion for the Arts, Music, and Educational Supplies Discretionary Block Grants to fund arts, music, tutorial supplies, and multi-lingual college library books.
Funds a complete of $4.2 billion for varsity development by means of 2025, together with $1.3 billion in state bonds and $2.9 billion from the state’s common fund in 2023-24 and 2024-25.
Gives a report funding improve of $637 million for home-to-school transportation.
Contains $100 million for California’s common free college meals program to buy sustainably grown, wholesome meals, plus $600 million to improve college kitchens.
Larger Training Finances Highlights
Will increase funding for all College of California (UC) and California State College (CSU) campuses by 5%.
Will increase CA Neighborhood School (CCC) funding by $600 million, together with a COLA improve, and offers $650 million for extra instruction to shut pandemic studying gaps and investments to shut the digital divide.
Gives a further $2 billion for pupil housing initiatives at UC, CSU, and CCC campuses — bringing the whole quantity of pupil housing funding to $4 billion by means of 2024-25.
Will increase funding for the Center Class Scholarship program and Cal Grants to supply entry to Cal Grants for 150,000 extra college students.
Gives unprecedented funding assist for underrepresented college students, together with previously incarcerated college students.
As chair of the Senate’s Finances and Fiscal Evaluation Committee, it was my honor to work on this 12 months’s transformative funds. Please be on the look-out for future e-newsletters from me relating to different main facets of the historic 2022-23 state funds.
It’s a privilege serving as your state Senator.
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