The Legislature and Governor Newsom have finalized their agreement and signed the state budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year. CCSA's Final 2021-22 Budget Brief is now available.
The final Budget Bills are Assembly Bill 128, approved in June, which was subsequently amended by Senate Bill 129 which was approved in July to reflect the final agreement with the Governor. Finally, Assembly Bill (AB) 130, the Education Trailer Bill to the 2021-22 budget was passed and signed by the Governor on July 9, 2021. AB 130 is a 398 page bill that provides the final implementing provisions for K-12 education.
Of particular note for charter schools is a two-year extension of charter school renewals, a three-year extension of the moratorium on new nonclassroom-based charter schools, and the buyback of all apportionment deferrals. Also of significance in AB 130 are major changes to Independent Study requirements. You can find information on all of these changes and more in our Budget Brief.