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Legislative Advocacy

2019-20 State Budget

On June 27, Governor Gavin Newsom signed the state budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year providing a total budget of $214.8 billion, of which $147.8 billion is General Fund. The Budget includes total funding of $103.4 billion ($58.8 billion General Fund and $44.6 billion other funds) for all K-12 education programs, and an increase to the Proposition 98 guarantee of $2.9 billion million since 2018-19 for a total of 81.1 billion.

K-12 Education

The Budget includes total funding of $103.4 billion ($58.8 billion General Fund and $44.6 billion other funds) for all K-12 education programs. The budget includes an increase to the Proposition 98 guarantee of $2.9 billion since 2018-19 for a total of 81.1 billion. Of these new funds, $376.5 million is dedicated to the first payment to the Proposition 98 reserve fund as required under Proposition 2 (2014).

For charter schools, the SB 740 Facility Grant Program remains funded at the 2018-19 level of $136.8 million. Other adjustments for K-12 education include:

  • The Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for K-12 programs, including the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) is 3.26 percent.
  • $645.3 million in new ongoing Proposition 98 General Fund for special education.
  • $376.5 million is set aside for the first payment to the Proposition 98 reserve fund as required under Proposition 2 (2014).
  • Additional requirements on charter accountability and teacher credentialing.

Read CCSA’s Full Budget Brief here