June 16, 2014
Last night, the Legislature passed the FY 2014-15 Budget Act and a number of accompanying trailer bills in order to meet the June 15 constitutional deadline. The budget includes $108 billion in General Fund spending and reflects a number of important education policy changes, including an expansion of state-funded preschool and a plan to begin addressing unfunded liabilities in the teacher pension system (CalSTRS). Below is a selection of some of the key education components included in the budget as adopted by the Legislature. Continue reading
May 29, 2014
The minutes from the March 26, 2014 and April 7, 2014 meetings were approved unanimously.
Executive Officer Statement
Lisa Silverman provided updates on the following items:
- Fund Releases for Priority Funding Apportionments – 103 projects in 44 school districts received apportionments on April 7, 2014. These districts must submit a valid fund release (Form SAB 50-05) by Monday, July 7, 2014 or be subject to non-participation regulations. Continue reading
May 9, 2014
On Thursday May 8th the Senate Budget Subcommittee #1 on Education held a hearing that included the Governor’s budget proposals on Proposition 39, the School Facilities Program (SFP), and the Emergency Repair Program (ERP). The following is a summary of these budget items that were discussed in committee, as well as C.A.S.H.’s testimony on each item.
January 30, 2014
The following is an excerpt from an article that ran in the Sacramento Bee on Monday, January 27. The complete article can be found at the link below:
California school-construction needs as high as $12 billion, subcommittee reports
California needs as much as $12 billion in additional school-building money and almost $5 billion in modernization money, according to estimates in a report to the state board that oversees school-construction dollars. Continue reading