California rating lifeless final in public schooling spending is over due to the 2022-23 state funds


    Pricey Constituent:

    Excellent news: California rating lifeless final in public schooling spending is over. Because of the 2022-23 state funds signed by Gov. Newsom final week, California might 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 12 months, due to 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 Ok-12 public schooling funding by a document 13% over final 12 months, with the allocation for public Ok-12 faculties and neighborhood faculties rising by a document $37.2 billion. That is practically triple the funding Ok-12 faculties obtained 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 12 months’s historic 2022-23 state funds.

    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 based mostly on the typical 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 time enrichment.  

    • Contains 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 Tutorial Supplies Discretionary Block Grants to fund arts, music, educational supplies, and multi-lingual faculty 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.

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

    • Contains $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 gives $650 million for extra instruction to shut pandemic studying gaps and investments to shut the digital divide.

    • Supplies an extra $2 billion for pupil housing initiatives at UC, CSU, and CCC campuses — bringing the full 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.

    • Supplies 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 12 months’s transformative funds. Please be on the look-out for future e-newsletters from me concerning different main elements of the historic 2022-23 state funds.

    It’s a privilege serving as your state Senator.



    Nancy Skinner
    State Senator, District 

    P.S. You’ll be able to comply with me on Fb and Twitter for extra updates from the Capitol and all through Senate District 9.


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