Gov. Brown’s Proposed Budget Moves California Closer to Fully Restoring Funding After Years of Drastic Budget Cuts
State ranked 46th in the nation in per-pupil funding; commitment to a brighter future will provide students with schools they deserve.
SACRAMENTO – 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. The budget proposal also includes $762 million for CSU and UC systems of higher education and $1.1 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. While CTA continues to review the budget details, President Dean E. Vogel released the following statement:
The governor’s budget plan was released one day after Education Week released its annual Quality Counts report. According to the report released Thursday, California ranked 46th in the nation in per-student spending in the 2011-12 school year. According to the report, at that time California spent $3,427 less per student than the national average and $10, 574 less per child than the top ranked state of Vermont.