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California rating useless final in public training spending is over due to the 2022-23 state price range

Pricey Constituent:

Excellent news: California rating useless final in public training spending is over. Because of the 2022-23 state price range 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 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 price range will increase Ok-12 public training funding by a report 13% over final 12 months, with the allocation for public Ok-12 faculties and group schools growing by a report $37.2 billion. That is practically triple the funding Ok-12 faculties acquired in 2011. And every of our UC and CSU campuses will obtain a 5% enhance.

Over the approaching weeks, I’ll ship you further e-newsletters highlighting main points of this 12 months’s historic 2022-23 state price range.

Ok-12 Schooling Price range Highlights

  • Gives a report funding enhance of 13% for all Ok-12 public faculties.

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

  • Gives $4 billion to permit faculties so as to add three hours of after-school programming and 6 weeks of summer season enrichment.  

  • Consists of 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 college 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 normal fund in 2023-24 and 2024-25.

  • Gives a report funding enhance of $637 million for home-to-school transportation.

  • Consists of $100 million for California’s common free college meals program to buy sustainably grown, wholesome meals, plus $600 million to improve college kitchens.


Larger Schooling 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 enhance, and offers $650 million for extra instruction to shut pandemic studying gaps and investments to shut the digital divide.

  • Gives an extra $2 billion for pupil housing tasks at UC, CSU, and CCC campuses — bringing the whole 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 further college students.

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

As chair of the Senate’s Price range and Fiscal Evaluation Committee, it was my honor to work on this 12 months’s transformative price range. Please be on the look-out for future e-newsletters from me relating to different main points of the historic 2022-23 state price range.

It’s a privilege serving as your state Senator.



Nancy Skinner
State Senator, District 

P.S. You possibly can observe me on Fb and Twitter for extra updates from the Capitol and all through Senate District 9.



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