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The 2023-24 Budget: California Spending Plan Series

October 2, 2023 - Each year, our office publishes California Spending Plan, a series of publications that summarize the annual state budget. The final version of Overview of the California Spending Plan is presented here along with short online posts that focus on major areas and features of the 2023-24 budget package. As these posts become available, we will add them below.

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The 2023-24 Budget: Overview of May Revision K-12 Education Proposals

May 15, 2023 - The 2023-24 Budget: Overview of May Revision K-12 Education Proposals

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The 2023-24 Budget: California State Library

April 19, 2023 - This brief analyzes the Governor’s budget proposals for the California State Library. Specifically, it covers the Governor’s proposals relating to the California History Room, Witkin State Law Library, and State Library audit program.

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Overview of Juvenile Justice System and Education Services in Juvenile Facilities

April 17, 2023 - Presented to: Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 5 on Public Safety

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Evaluation of the California Community College Teacher Credentialing Partnership Pilot Program

March 29, 2023 - This statutorily required brief evaluates the California Community College Teacher Credentialing Partnership Pilot Program, which the Legislature authorized in 2018 and funded in the 2019-20 budget. The brief provides background on teacher credentialing requirements and programs, describes the authorizing legislation’s requirements, provides our findings on implementation of the pilot, assesses the pilot, and makes an associated recommendation.

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Overview of Teacher Workforce Issues

March 15, 2023 - Presented to: Senate Committee on Education

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Overview of Middle Class Scholarship (MCS) Expansion

March 14, 2023 - Presented to: Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance

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Overview of Cal Grant Reform

March 14, 2023 - Presented to: Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance

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Recent State and Federal One-Time K-12 Funding

March 13, 2023 - Presented to: Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance

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The 2023-24 Budget: State and Federal One-Time K-12 Funding

March 10, 2023 - In this post, we describe the recent one-time state and federal funding that can be used flexibly by schools, discuss reporting requirements, and share the latest information regarding how much funding remains unspent.

Correction (3/14/23): Reporting requirements in Figure 3 have been corrected.

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The 2023-24 Budget: Student Housing

March 9, 2023 - This brief analyzes the Governor’s proposals to delay certain funding for the Higher Education Student Housing Grant program and California Student Housing Revolving Loan program.

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The 2023-24 Budget: College of the Law, San Francisco

March 8, 2023 - The Governor’s budget proposes to increase base General Fund support for the University of California College of the Law, San Francisco (UC Law SF) by $2.2 million (12 percent) in 2023‑24. After accounting for other revenue increases (primarily from student tuition revenue), UC Law SF’s total ongoing core budget would increase by $5.8 million (7.7 percent). We recommend the Legislature consider the base General Fund augmentation of 12 percent an upper bound. The proposed percentage increase is the largest among the education segments. Additionally, we recommend the Legislature reject the Governor’s proposal to provide one‑time funding for the school’s Urban Alchemy program. Given campus safety is part of the school’s core operations, we recommend program costs be covered using the school’s core ongoing funding.

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The 2023-24 Budget: Scholarshare Investment Board

March 7, 2023 - In this post, we analyze the Governor’s budget proposals for the California Kids Investment and Development Savings (CalKIDS) program administered by the Scholarshare Investment Board. We cover proposals relating to CalKIDS seed deposits and marketing.

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The 2023-24 Budget: Proposition 98 Overview and K-12 Spending Plan (Senate Handout)

March 2, 2023 - Presented to: Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 1 on Education

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The 2023-24 Budget: Proposition 98 Overview and K-12 Spending Plan (Assembly Handout)

February 28, 2023 - Presented to: Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance

Education Staff

Jackie Barocio
(916) 319-8333
Child Care, Expanded Learning, School Facilities, and Teachers
 
Sara Cortez
(916) 319-8348
Special Education, Preschool, and Child Nutrition
 
Kenneth Kapphahn
(916) 319-8339
Proposition 98, School District Budgets, School Transportation
 
Lisa Qing
(916) 319-8306
California State University, Student Financial Aid
 
Paul Steenhausen
(916) 319-8303
California Community Colleges
 
Ian Klein
(916) 319-8336
University of California; College of the Law, San Francisco; California State Library
 
Michael Alferes
(916) 319-8338
Local Control Funding Formula, Charter Schools, Alternative Schools, High School Career Technical Education
 
Edgar Cabral
(916) 319-8343
Deputy Legislative Analyst: K-12 Education
 
Jennifer Pacella
(916) 319-8332
Deputy Legislative Analyst: Higher Education