The state’s K-12 and higher education systems will receive a record-level influx of new money.
K-12 Overall Spending
- TK-12 funding from all sources: $121.7 billion (average $21,152 per student)
- Local Control Funding Formula: $4.4 billion increase to $66.7 billion, through 5.07% “super COLA”
- Budget reserves: $25.2 billion (12.8% of General Fund)
- Prop.98 reserve: $4.5 billion (4.8% of funding)
- Deferrals: All $11 billion in late payments to K-12 schools, community colleges are repaid
K-12 New Programs
- Increased staffing: $1.1 billion ongoing for districts with high concentrations of high-needs students
- Extended day/summer school: $5 billion over several years to districts, based on their numbers of high-needs students, for summer programs and longer days with enrichment programs, for TK to 6th grades
- Community Schools: $2.8 billion in one-time Prop. 98 funding through 2028 to enable 1,000 schools to transition to community schools through partnerships with nonprofits, community organizations
- Healthy Kids Survey: $10 million to make the California school climate surveys available to all school districts and to develop a trauma-informed survey supplement
- Career ed: $150 million to double annual funding for vocational and career technical education
- Universal school meals: Free breakfasts and lunches for all students with $650 million ongoing Prop 98 funding, starting 2022-23
- Meals support: one-time $150 million for kitchen upgrades, training on creating healthier meals
- A-G course completion: one-time $557 million to improve students’ rates of passing courses required for admission to CSU and UC, including pay for AP exam fees
- Ethnic studies: one-time $55 million for districts to implement new ethnic studies curriculum framework
- Global warming: $6 million to develop K-12 resources on climate change and environmental justice
- Ongoing Prop. 98 funding increase with 4.05% COLA
- Early intervention grants: $260 million for infants to preschoolers
- Family engagement, alternative dispute practices: $550 million, one-time funding
Teacher training and recruitment
- $1.5 billion over 5 years for new Educator Effectiveness Block Grant for staff professional development.
- $500 million for the Golden State Teacher Grant Program to subsidize credentialing for aspiring teachers agreeing to teach in low-income areas with a teacher shortage
- $350 million for one-time grants to develop new or expand existing teacher residency programs
- $250 million over five years to encourage National Board Certified teachers to teach and mentor teachers in high poverty schools
- $125 million over 5 years to expand the credentialing program for classified staff for expanded learning and early education programs
- $52 million for professional development on social and emotional learning and trauma-informed practices.
- $5 million for educator training in computer science
- Access to child care: 120,000 additional slots rising to 200,000 new slots by 2025
- Higher payments to child care and preschool providers: $289 million federal funds, $289 million General Fund, and $67.7 million Proposition 98 one-time funding
- Transitional Kindergarten: universal TK phased in for all 4-year-olds by 2026
- Facilities: $490 million for school districts to retrofit or build new facilities for preschool, transitional kindergarten, or full-day kindergarten expansion
- California Early Math Initiative: $45 million over three years
University of California
- $302 million: restores General Fund cut in 2020-21
- $173 million: General Fund increase.
- States intent of Legislature to reduce nonresident enrollment to 18% at UC Berkeley, UCLA, and UC San Diego
California State University
- $299 million: restores General Fund cut in 2020-21
- $185.9 million: General Fund increase
- $325 million: one-time from General Fund for deferred maintenance and energy efficiency projects
- $1.45 billion: to pay down late payments, also known as deferrals, from last year
- $115 million: one-time funding for zero-textbook-cost degrees.
- $100 million: one-time funding to increase student enrollment and retention
- $90 million: one-time funds to support part-time faculty office hours
- Eliminates age and time out of high school requirements for Cal Grants for community college students, expanding aid to an estimated 133,000 students in 2021-22
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