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California rating lifeless final in public training spending is over because of the 2022-23 state funds

Pricey Constituent:

Excellent news: California rating lifeless final in public training spending is over. Due to the 2022-23 state funds signed by Gov. Newsom final week, California might bounce 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 Okay-12 public faculties. By final yr, because of our voter-approved progressive tax system and accountable budgeting throughout the previous decade, California had climbed to 19th.

The 2022-23 state funds will increase Okay-12 public training funding by a document 13% over final yr, with the allocation for public Okay-12 faculties and neighborhood faculties rising by a document $37.2 billion. That is almost triple the funding Okay-12 faculties obtained in 2011. And every of our UC and CSU campuses will obtain a 5% enhance.

Over the approaching weeks, I’ll ship you extra e-newsletters highlighting main points of this yr’s historic 2022-23 state funds.

Okay-12 Schooling Price range Highlights

  • Gives a document funding enhance of 13% for all Okay-12 public faculties.

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

  • Gives $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 applications.

  • Gives $3.6 billion for the Arts, Music, and Tutorial Supplies Discretionary Block Grants to fund arts, music, educational supplies, and multi-lingual college library books.

  • Funds a complete of $4.2 billion for varsity building by way 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.

  • Gives a document funding enhance of $637 million for home-to-school transportation.

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


Larger Schooling Price range Highlights

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

  • Will increase CA Group Faculty (CCC) funding by $600 million, together with a COLA enhance, and supplies $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 entire quantity of pupil housing funding to $4 billion by way 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 Price range and Fiscal Evaluate Committee, it was my honor to work on this yr’s transformative funds. Please be on the look-out for future e-newsletters from me relating to different main points of the historic 2022-23 state funds.

It’s a privilege serving as your state Senator.



Nancy Skinner
State Senator, District 

P.S. You possibly can observe me on Fb and Twitter for extra updates from the Capitol and all through Senate District 9.


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