California Educator

February 2016

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GOVERNOR'S BUDGET: $5.4 Billion More for Schools But report finds California still ranks 46th in the nation in per-pupil funding By LEN FELDMAN G O V. J E R R Y B R O W N has proposed increasing funding for public education by more than $5.4 billion in the 2016-17 state budget. His proposal would spend more than $72 billion of the $123 billion general fund budget on California's schools and colleges. The state's Proposition 98 K-12 per-pupil funding would rise to $10,591 — up $368 from the current year and an increase of nearly $3,600 compared with 2011-12. Much of the funding for the new education spending proposals results from Proposition LEGISLATIVE UPDATE 32

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