Charter Currents: Governor’s 2020-21 Budget Proposal Offers Schools Little Relief, Many New Restricted Programs for Schools

Published January 23, 2020 11:15

Despite a multi-billion dollar surplus, Governor Newsom proposes little fiscal relief beyond a modest cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in his 2020-21 state budget proposal. Newsom released the 2020-21 Governor’s Budget at a numbingly-detailed, two-and-a-half hour press conference. Despite this presentation, the budget proposal for K-12 education contains many vague new proposals and a slew of one-time spending ideas. This article provides a comprehensive overview of Newsom’s proposed budget, expanding upon CSDC’s preliminary review, offering additional details that have been emerging since the governor introduced his budget on January 10.


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