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Brief

The 2024-25 Budget: The Governor’s Proposition 98 Funding Maneuver

February 15, 2024 - In this brief, we evaluate the Governor’s novel proposal to allow schools to keep $8 billion of cash disbursements above the minimum requirement without recognizing the budgetary impact of those payments.

Report

The 2024-25 Budget: Proposition 98 and K-12 Education

February 15, 2024 - In this report, we assess the architecture of the Governor’s overall Proposition 98 budget and analyze his major proposals for K-12 education.

Post

The 2023-24 California Spending Plan: Proposition 98 and K-12 Education

November 28, 2023 - This post summarizes overall Proposition 98 funding and K-12 education spending in the 2023-24 budget package. It is part of our Spending Plan series, which contains posts focused on each major sector of the state budget.

Handout

Overview of Special Education in California

November 16, 2023 - Presented to: Select Committee on Serving Students with Disabilities

Report

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.

Handout

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

Handout

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

Handout

Overview of Teacher Workforce Issues

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

Handout

Recent State and Federal One-Time K-12 Funding

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

Post

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.

Handout

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

Brief

The 2023-24 Budget: Equity Multiplier and Accountability Proposals

February 23, 2023 - This brief provides an overview and analysis of the Governor's proposals to (1) provide ongoing funding for the highest-poverty schools and (2) make several changes to the system of transparency and accountability.

Brief

The 2023-24 Budget: One-Time K-12 Spending Proposals

February 16, 2023 - In this brief, we provide our analysis and recommendations regarding the administration’s proposals for using available 2021-22 Proposition 98 funds.

Brief

The 2023-24 Budget: Transitional Kindergarten and State Preschool Proposals

February 14, 2023 - This brief provides an overview and analysis of the Governor’s proposals for transitional kindergarten and State Preschool.

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, Hastings College of the Law, 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