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

Pricey Constituent:

Excellent news: California rating useless final in public schooling spending is over. Because of the 2022-23 state funds signed by Gov. Newsom final week, California might soar into the highest 10 states nationwide for per pupil spending.

For some perspective on how far we have come, as not too long ago as 2011, California ranked 50th nationwide for per pupil spending on Ok-12 public colleges. By final yr, due to our voter-approved progressive tax system and accountable budgeting in the course of the previous decade, California had climbed to 19th.

The 2022-23 state funds will increase Ok-12 public schooling funding by a report 13% over final yr, with the allocation for public Ok-12 colleges and neighborhood schools rising by a report $37.2 billion. That is practically triple the funding Ok-12 colleges 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 points of this yr’s historic 2022-23 state funds.

Ok-12 Schooling Finances Highlights

  • Gives a report funding improve of 13% for all Ok-12 public colleges.

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

  • Gives $4 billion to permit colleges 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 help tutoring, psychological well being, social-emotional help and different studying restoration packages.

  • Gives $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 via 2025, together with $1.3 billion in state bonds and $2.9 billion from the state’s common fund in 2023-24 and 2024-25.

  • Gives a report 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.


Larger Schooling Finances 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 offers $650 million for added instruction to shut pandemic studying gaps and investments to shut the digital divide.

  • Gives a further $2 billion for pupil housing tasks at UC, CSU, and CCC campuses — bringing the overall quantity of pupil housing funding to $4 billion via 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.

  • Gives unprecedented funding help for underrepresented college students, together with previously incarcerated college students.

As chair of the Senate’s Finances and Fiscal Overview 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 concerning 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 may comply with me on Fb and Twitter for extra updates from the Capitol and all through Senate District 9.



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