Category Archives: Funding & Finance

Funding & Finance

Sequestration … It’s here with more federal cuts coming

19 Mar
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by Erika Hoffman, CSBA Legislative Advocate On March 1, the sequester – the automatic, across-the-board federal budget cuts to both defense and non-defense programs – took effect. The federal Office of Management and Budget issued orders notifying agencies to make spending cuts.   Although some education programs – such as Impact Aid and Head Start – will be affected immediately, most education program will not see the impact of cuts until the next federal allocation. Officials confirm that funding cuts...

Court dismisses CSBA’s Prop. 98 lawsuit on procedural grounds

1 Mar
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Keith Bray, CSBA General Counsel
by Keith J. Bray, CSBA General Counsel and Director, CSBA Education Legal Alliance Throughout this week, the media have carried news about the First District Court of Appeal’s decision in the Proposition 98 lawsuit led by CSBA’s Education Legal Alliance (ELA) in concert with the Association of California School Administrators, Los Angeles USD, San Francisco USD and Turlock USD.  This suit, filed in October 2011, challenged the governor’s effort to redirect sales tax revenues out of the Proposition 98 funding...

Senate hears details of governor’s funding formula

28 Feb
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Dennis Meyers
By Dennis Meyers, CSBA Assistant Executive Director for Governmental Relations The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) had its first hearing today before the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee. The Department of Finance presented details of the proposal; testimony also came from the Legislative Analyst, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, and a panel of six superintendents (from Santa Ana, Fresno, Bakersfield, Oakland, Folsom-Cordova school districts and the Ventura County Office of Education).  CSBA Budget Advocate Andrea Ball also...

CSBA at the table in talks on Brown’s weighted student funding formula

20 Nov
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CSBA joined dozens of other education officials invited to the table this month to provide input on a new funding model for schools based on a weighted student formula. Following up his unsuccessful attempt to impose a weighted student formula in last year’s budget, Gov. Jerry Brown is intent on including a proposal in his 2013-14 budget plan that has greater buy-in from the education community. “California’s system of allocating resources to school districts, county offices of education and charter...