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What is different in a year.
Governor Gavin Newsom (Gavin Newsom) was confident of the continued economic recovery after the Covid recession on Friday, and last Friday proposed a record $89.2 billion
Next year will provide billions of dollars in additional income and new spending-plus 3% of the University of California and California State University.
The highlight is the $4.6 billion spent on summer schools and additional study time to cope with the academic setbacks faced by most students (especially low-income students and students with restricted Internet access) during the Covid-19 pandemic.
"My goal is to solve the learning loss of those who are disproportionately affected: English learners, foster children, homeless children, children with special needs, young children. We hope to use This money is used to resolve these inequalities-distance learning cannot meet everyone's needs equally," Newsom said in a press conference.
The Legislative Council has cut K-12 and community college expenditures in the 2020-21 budget. In addition, it can use two-thirds of the $12.5 billion deferred payment from the school to repay the school.
Congressman Patrick O'Donnell of D-Long Beach, chair of the General Assembly’s Education Committee, said that the lost funds for learning were “critical to getting students back on track.”
He said: “Distance learning has no effect on students.” “These funds will help prevent further widening of academic achievement gaps and support our students to obtain credits and grades. The school must be reopened safely, which must include support for teachers and other schools. Staff conduct adequate testing and vaccinations, which must also be a priority."
John Affeldt, the managing attorney of the non-profit law firm Public Advocates (John Affeldt) praised the $4.6 billion, but said how to spend the money is crucial. "Importantly, this investment should avoid traditional drills and stifle summer school remedies, but should provide students with innovative, rich and engaging learning opportunities this summer and next year. Similarly, these funds should be used to satisfy the key to students Social, emotional and mental health needs."
The 2021-22 budget will also include an additional $300 million for special education and K-12 living cost adjustments. Since he cut COLA in his budget last year, the new 3.84% COLA has been combined for the two years.
Newsom said that he partially fulfilled the promise he made last year to increase the share of K-12 in the general fund. He said that he will provide US$2.3 billion in 2021-22, exceeding the new minimum level of 85.8 billion that passed Proposition 98. The US dollar guarantee brought the total amount of Proposal 98 to 88.1 billion US dollars. Newsom proposed an additional $12.4 billion that exceeds the minimum requirement of Proposal 98 for many years, but he stated in his budget that this additional funding will end after 2021-22. The multi-year commitment assumes a significant budget cut last year and a prolonged recession. His budget summary stated that this is no longer the case.
But next year he will redistribute nearly $900 million in one-time income from the general fund. Among them, 820 million US dollars will reduce the share of pensions paid to CalSTRS and CalPERS by each district by about 2 percentage points. In the first two budgets, New York State redistributed approximately $5.5 billion to regional short-term and long-term pension obligations.
The other $100 million will continue to be used in the Golden State Teacher Grant Program to subsidize the cost of teacher qualifications for aspiring teachers who are willing to teach in low-income areas that lack qualified teachers.
Last year, before the pandemic forced Newsom to withdraw funds from the final budget, Newsom recommended hundreds of millions of dollars in funding for teacher development and training. In 2021-22, he will pass Proposition 98 to target these high-demand areas to reach US$500 million, which includes:
To further address the shortage of teachers in low-income schools, an additional US$100 million will expand the state’s teacher residence program so that trained teachers can spend a year in the classroom with tutors, and allocate US$25 million. Expand the program to help classified workers in various regions to obtain teaching certificates.
Newsom called on the legislature to take action in the next few weeks to provide K-12 areas with $2 billion in funding incentives to open school buildings for kindergartens transitioning to grade 6 from February 15. If each child, they will receive a subsidy of at least $450. They agree to the requirements of the Covid test and negotiate the Covid safety plan with the employee union.
This week, principals from seven urban school districts in the state’s seven most university districts criticized the plan. They called on the state to pay the full cost of the Covid test in addition to the $2 billion incentives. Newsom said he plans to meet with the dean on Monday, but the level of funding in the new budget should address many of their concerns.
He said: "As far as the budget we just proposed, this is provable." "Historic funding plus additional support from the federal government will only further promote the resolution of equality issues."
Through the Covid Aid Conference passed last month, K-12 schools are estimated to receive US$6.7 billion this year. Treasury staff said that the state will also receive at least billions of dollars in funding to cover testing and vaccinations, but Newsom’s budget did not take this money into account, so the decision on how to allocate the money Not yet decided.
Toby Boyd, president of the California Teachers’ Association, said that teachers appreciate the budget’s attention to “struggling students” and added: “We are eagerly waiting for the day when we can safely return to the classroom. , Here we know that our students learn best and are in good health."
However, he said: “We and the governor and other governors have expressed many concerns about the structure and implementation of the governor’s proposed reopening plan, but hope to continue to work with the government and legislature to ensure the safe reopening of the governor. All public schools.”
With the sharp decline in income from March to June last year and the first surge in Covid-19, Newsom and the legislature expect Proposition 98 to reduce spending on community colleges and K-12 by $14 billion. Instead of cutting too much, they agreed to pay a late fee of $12.5 billion. Since the budget was approved, the weighted income of capital gains tax and personal income tax to the wealthy is expected to eliminate the projected deficit.
Newsom proposes to repay all deferred payments except for $3.7 billion in 2020-21, which will provide more funds for regions to recover from the pandemic. Some education leaders urged full repayment of the debt. Due to delayed payments, many regions had to obtain short-term loans.
"California avoided the expected income shortage this year, mainly because even so many communities have been devastated by the pandemic and recession, our state's luckiest residents have prospered," wrote Elisha Smith Arrillaga, executive director of the state.
, Is a non-profit advocacy organization. "This dichotomy only emphasizes the importance of this year's budget as an "equity first" budget, which allocates resources to those most affected by the disaster."
Los Angeles County Sheriff Debra Duardo said: “We appreciate the Governor’s proposal to reimburse the two-thirds of the school’s extension in last year’s budget, but we are still not sure about the pandemic and school closures. How long does it last." "As long as Los Angeles County stays in the purple layer, safety remains a key issue."
But the initial response was a positive response from the president of the California School Board Association. President Suzanne Kitchens stated that the proposal to increase living expenses, eliminate two-thirds of school deferral fees and reduce the district’s contributions to employee pensions, “will provide schools with a certain degree of flexibility to cater for various students. Demand and extraordinary burden. Expenses in times of crisis."
Newsom's budget also includes more new funds for special education. Most of the US$300 million will be used for programs designed to provide intervention services for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Another $5 million will help train district administrators on how to use Medi-Cal funds to provide services to students with disabilities, and another $500,000 will strengthen supervision of students with disabilities in private schools.
Newsom, who suffers from dyslexia, has long advocated special education. In the past two years, his government has increased special education funding by $1.5 billion, including additional funds for direct services and the recruitment and training of teachers.
He said: "This is a historic investment in a special edition." "I talked about how important this is from experience. I participated in all of them."
Recognizing the impact of the pandemic on students’ mental health, the budget also includes more than $700 million in funds to help students cope with anxiety, depression, stress and other illnesses.
Most of the funding goes to programs that link Medi-Cal to the county's behavioral health department, thereby expanding the number of students eligible for mental health counseling. California has long lacked counselors and other mental health professionals. In 2018-19, California has an average of one counselor for every 324 students, which is much higher than the 1:250 ratio recommended by the University of California.
In line with recent
, Newsom hopes to expand the opportunities for all these courses by providing the school district with a $250 million reward, thereby expanding the transitional kindergarten program for all 4-year-olds, and providing $50 million in teacher preparation fees and $250 million in funding to build the necessary facility. He also plans to increase subsidized childcare services and invest US$44 million to provide more than 4,500 childcare vouchers for low-income families.
Deborah Stipek, an early education expert at Stanford University, said: "Considering COVID, this is not surprising." "I hope to provide additional funding for traditional knowledge, which will eventually make traditional knowledge available and useful All 4-year-olds provide funding. We hope to see more attention to early learning in the May revision."
Ted Lempert, chairman of the non-profit organization Children Now, said that the proposed budget is not enough to give priority, especially to people of color, poor children and young people in foster care. Now citing the failure to "care for our vulnerable children including new major The “national investment” system is crucial to getting our economy back on track. "
Newsom’s budget increases funding for the state’s universities. Although funding will remain below pre-pandemic levels, higher education leaders still praise the budget.
The budget proposal provides a total of $786 million in funding for the California 10-campus university system and the 23-campus California State University system to address the fairness gap, expand double admissions and shorten the time to complete degrees. The budget also assumes that the tuition and fees for residents of the state will remain unchanged from 2021-22.
For Colorado State University, the budget includes $144.5 million (3% increase) in recurrent funds to meet basic needs, a graduation plan for 2025, a learning management system integrated with community colleges, and a mental health plan. Newsom also proposed to provide a one-time emergency financial aid grant of $225 million to support students, "cultural background" professional development and deferred maintenance.
The University of California system will also receive a 3% increase in its basic resources from the state, totaling $136 million. It is expected that the University of California will reduce the equity gap, open up a new dual admission pathway, and align student goals with labor needs, etc. Wait. thing.
The state’s community colleges will receive US$250 million to provide emergency financial assistance to students in need, and another US$100 million to support students facing housing and food insecurity, and US$23 million. To support the growth of enrollment.
The budget also sets aside a one-time fund of $250 million to support the development of the workforce among universities, universities and employers.
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These are all suggestions from the governor, right? Are the final details left to the legislature?
Yes, the money and detailed information must be approved by the legislature.
Like a new proposal
Is there a definition of "school day" in the preliminary budget? Frankly speaking, we admit that some of the learning loss is due to the loss of teaching time caused by SB 98. Due to the existence of SB 98, the current "overtime" pay for educators exceeds the amount negotiated by the union, which usually takes 180-240 minutes per day, which is much less than "normal" (before the pandemic). unless……
Is there a definition of "school day" in the preliminary budget? Frankly speaking, we admit that some of the loss of learning is due to the loss of teaching time caused by SB 98. Due to the existence of SB 98, the current "overtime" pay for educators exceeds the amount negotiated by the union, which usually takes 180-240 minutes per day, which is much less than "normal" (before the pandemic). Unless the legislature cancels the SB 98 teaching time reduction and reformulates the teaching time, the additional funds for "extending the teaching day" will only bring the cost closer to the normal teaching time at a higher cost, which will not be felt.
Very useful article (as always), thanks! What is the budget for the vertical data system?
$15 million: Continue to pay attention; more detailed articles are in progress.
15 million US dollars. Stay tuned; more detailed articles are in progress.
There are a lot of details here, many of which are good, but it is particularly noteworthy..." Newsom said that he will provide more than $3 billion in funding from 2021-22, which is beyond the requirements of Proposition 98 The new minimum level of US$88.5 billion. He will allocate US$2.3 billion to repay each region’s share of the long-term unfunded debt of CalSTRS and CalPERS," which means that 77% of the school’s "new funds" will be used to repay ...
There are a lot of details here, many of them are good, but it is particularly worth noting...
"Newsom stated that he will provide more than US$3 billion in funding from 2021-22, exceeding the minimum minimum level of US$85.8 billion to pass Proposition 98. He will allocate US$2.3 billion to repay the long-term unfunded liabilities of various districts in CalSTRS and CalPERS. Share in."
The percentage of the school’s “new funds” will be used to pay
The impact on our children's education-repaying pension debts.
My parent advocacy group San Diego School participated in board meetings from many places this year (thank you Zoom!) We heard complaints over and over again about how to cut programs and services for children.
All the time-i mean
Blame it on "the country's lack of funds."
Now, we see that additional funds will flow into our schools. great! They got what they wanted!
Where will it be spent? Not on plans and services for our children.
This is not new. In 2012, we approved Proposal 30 to better fund education. All the extra income (and then part of the income) raised is used to increase the salaries and benefits of adults in our school system.
The increase is several times the inflation rate. The total final remuneration of SD county administrators is now about 150-160,000 USD/year, and the total remuneration of teachers is usually about 120,000 USD/year.
At the same time, the actual performance has hardly changed. During this time, every indicator used to measure educational attainment hardly improved.
Moreover, we have heard nothing but pay cuts for children in most areas. Increase class size, decrease procedures, etc., etc.
Will we see those who have spoken out at board meetings blame the education problem on the lack of funds in the state and now protest the fact that the extra funds will not be used for our children?
Unlikely, because these people will benefit directly from it.
And we know that school districts usually prioritize their own welfare compared to the education of their children.
Todd, your comments prompted me to look at the budget summary in more detail (especially pages 64-65). Each region will actually have discretion to use when it pays $2.3 billion in supplementary funds for Proposition 98. It will not directly reduce the long-term obligations to CalSTRS and CalPERS. (This is last year's budget.) In addition, the General Fund will also provide $820 million for CalSTRS and CalPERS payments in the lower district during 2021-22...
Todd, your message prompted me to take a look
(Especially pages 64-65). Each region will actually have discretion to use when it pays $2.3 billion in supplementary funds for Proposition 98. It will not directly reduce the long-term obligations to CalSTRS and CalPERS. (That was last year's budget.) In addition, the General Fund will also pay $820 million to regional CalSTRS and CalPERS during 2021-22, reducing wages by approximately 2%. This will free up money for other purposes next year. I have corrected the story to reflect this information.
Thank you, sorry, I missed a few days, and for some reason, I did not receive a notification of reply to the comment... It seems that $2.3B is indeed replacing the funds, rather than supplementing it. https://lao.ca.gov/Publications/Report/4279 Of course, this begs the question: "If our children don't use it for pensions, can these funds be used for education?" As usual It’s an old question..."
Thank you, sorry, I missed a few days, for some reason, I did not receive a notification of reply...
It seems that $2.3B is indeed replacing funds rather than supplementing funds.
Of course, there is a question: "If our children don't use it for retirement, can these funds be used for education?" But now this is just "the same old problem as usual...".
Please help private kindergartens. It's hard to hear that the restaurant is getting all this help! Private kindergartens can help everyone in the community. We also need help. I sold my house two years ago and opened a preschool. I lost everything. My school will close soon. I know you want to help low-income people...but many of us...
Please help private kindergartens. It's hard to hear that the restaurant is getting all this help! Private kindergartens can help everyone in the community. We also need help.
I sold my house two years ago and opened a preschool. I lost everything. My school will close soon. I know you want to help low-income people... but many of us are not eligible for low-income and don't get any help. I will lose everything soon.
Parents who work from home want their children to receive educational childcare services and also need help. I have been a Montessori teacher/director for more than 35 years. I always put children first. First of all, it is awful to give to the restaurant. What about kindergarten? Don't just help the government preschool to help us! Thank you for taking the time to read. Just frustrated.
Challenge on $4.6B. Does this include the $2.1B in the previously issued proposal to reopen the school? The focus is on ED, EL, Foster and homeless students, but all students are affected. Any ideas on how to distribute?
Alice, the $4.6 billion will be a one-time new fund, which is different from the $2 billion incentive funds that will be brought back to K-6 students from February 15. US$4.6 billion will be used for summer schools and longer periods of study; regions will be free to use it for other related purposes. The budget summary (see page 59 of the budget summary) is short and does not explain how funds are allocated. But the point will be...
Alice, the $4.6 billion will be a one-time new fund, which is different from the $2 billion incentive funds that will be brought back to K-6 students from February 15. US$4.6 billion will be used for summer schools and longer periods of study; regions will be free to use it for other related purposes. Budget summary (see page 59,
) Is short and does not explain how to allocate funds. But the focus will be on those students most disadvantaged by the pandemic and distance learning-special education students, foster children, homeless students, people with poor Internet service-so this means formulas like local control funding formulas . The legislature will hold a hearing soon because Governor Newsom is requesting rapid approval.
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