School Funding: Getting California back on track
With the passage of Proposition 30 in 2012, the state is finally reinvesting in, rather than cutting, education funding. However, years of budget problems have taken a toll on California's education system and our students. California public schools rank last in the nation for the number of teachers per student, as well as in the number of librarians, counselors and critical support staff.
2015/16 State Budget
California's 2015-16 budget increased education funding over last year's level by $7.6 billion. When combined with increases of $6.1 billion in 2013-14 and 2014-15 as well as other one-time savings and adjustments in those years, there has been an increased investment in K-14 education of more than $14 billion...More
Local Control Funding Formula
California's new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) gives districts more local control on education spending, while requiring them to increase and improve services for students who are foster children, economically disadvantaged and English language learners. County Offices of Education will be tasked with approving district educational spending plans. CSEA chapters are strongly encouraged to become involved in the development of their district’s spending plan. Learn More
School funding 101
What is Prop 98