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California rating useless final in public schooling spending is over due to the 2022-23 state price range

Pricey Constituent:

Excellent news: California rating useless final in public schooling spending is over. Due to the 2022-23 state price range signed by Gov. Newsom final week, California may leap into the highest 10 states nationwide for per pupil spending.

For some perspective on how far we have come, as just lately as 2011, California ranked 50th nationwide for per pupil spending on Ok-12 public faculties. By final yr, due to our voter-approved progressive tax system and accountable budgeting through the previous decade, California had climbed to 19th.

The 2022-23 state price range will increase Ok-12 public schooling funding by a document 13% over final yr, with the allocation for public Ok-12 faculties and neighborhood faculties growing by a document $37.2 billion. That is practically triple the funding Ok-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 elements of this yr’s historic 2022-23 state price range.

Ok-12 Training Price range Highlights

  • Supplies a document funding improve of 13% for all Ok-12 public faculties.

  • Protects faculty districts affected by declining enrollment by offering funding primarily based on the common of three prior years’ common each day attendance

  • Supplies $4 billion to permit faculties so as to add three hours of after-school programming and 6 weeks of summer season enrichment.  

  • Consists of funding for the Studying Restoration Emergency Block Grant to assist tutoring, psychological well being, social-emotional assist and different studying restoration packages.

  • Supplies $3.6 billion for the Arts, Music, and Educational Supplies Discretionary Block Grants to fund arts, music, tutorial supplies, and multi-lingual faculty 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 basic fund in 2023-24 and 2024-25.

  • Supplies a document funding improve of $637 million for home-to-school transportation.

  • Consists of $100 million for California’s common free faculty meals program to buy sustainably grown, wholesome meals, plus $600 million to improve faculty kitchens.


Greater Training Price range Highlights

  • Will increase funding for all College of California (UC) and California State College (CSU) campuses by 5%.

  • Will increase CA Neighborhood Faculty (CCC) funding by $600 million, together with a COLA improve, and supplies $650 million for added instruction to shut pandemic studying gaps and investments to shut the digital divide.

  • Supplies a further $2 billion for scholar housing initiatives at UC, CSU, and CCC campuses — bringing the entire quantity of scholar housing funding to $4 billion by means of 2024-25.

  • Will increase funding for the Center Class Scholarship program and Cal Grants to offer entry to Cal Grants for 150,000 extra college students.

  • Supplies unprecedented funding assist for underrepresented college students, together with previously incarcerated college students.

As chair of the Senate’s Price range and Fiscal Evaluation Committee, it was my honor to work on this yr’s transformative price range. Please be on the look-out for future e-newsletters from me concerning different main elements of the historic 2022-23 state price range.

It’s a privilege serving as your state Senator.



Nancy Skinner
State Senator, District 

P.S. You may comply with me on Fb and Twitter for extra updates from the Capitol and all through Senate District 9.



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