Department of Finance releases proposed 2024–25 Prop 98 budget trailer bill language

The Department of Finance (DOF) released anticipated trailer bill language on Feb. 15 outlining Gov. Gavin Newsom’s January Proposition 98 proposal. The proposal provides greater detail on the nuances of the mechanisms the administration intends to employ relating to the minimum funding guarantee as prescribed […]

Legislative Analyst’s Office responds to Governor’s January Budget Proposal

Jan. 17: Legislative Analyst’s Office responds to Governor’s January Budget Proposal In December 2023, the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) released its 2024–25 Fiscal Outlook, projecting the state’s budget deficit over the three-year fiscal period of 2022–23, 2023–24 and 2024–25 at $68 billion with a […]

California’s nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office releases sobering 2024–25 budget projection

By Chris Reefe, CSBA Legislative Director On Dec. 7, the state’s nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) issued its long-awaited Fiscal Outlook for the 2024–25 fiscal year. The report offered a revised — and extremely sobering — projection of the state budget and significantly more detail […]

Legislative Analyst’s Office predicts significant budget deficit during presentation at CSBA’s Annual Education Conference

At CSBA’s 2023 Annual Education Conference and Trade Show, California’s Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) unveiled the state’s latest budget numbers, painting a sobering picture for state finances and education funding. The LAO predicts tax revenues will fall about $26 billion short of earlier estimates for […]

CDE launches paid internships initiative for youth, plans to improve student performance

An initiative to offer paid internships to California teens and young adults in an attempt to prepare the next generation for the workforce and curb a spike in crime was announced by the California Department of Education on Oct. 10. Days later on Oct. 16, […]

Analysis outlines how LEAs can center equity while preparing for the ESSER fiscal cliff

Research published by The Brookings Institution in September considers the implications that the end of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) dollars will have on student equity. The analysis determined that local educational agencies serving the largest number of high-need students will have their […]

Evaluating the effects of the Local Control Funding Formula after 10 years

“Funding Education in California,” an event hosted by the Public Policy Institute of California on Aug. 9, featured a panel discussion on the Local Control Funding Formula and if it has met its goals to improve student outcomes and increase equity by providing more resources […]