Stimulus vs. Cuts: Here’s What School Districts Can Expect Under the Governor’s Plan
EdSource has taken a look at the federal money coming to California schools through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress. And there’s good news. According to EdSource, state and federal dollars would make up for 90% of the $6.4 billion in K-12 cuts in Newsom’s budget proposal. In fact, 60.4% of districts would get more stimulus funding then they would lose in cuts.
Because of the way California funds K-12 education, the impacts would vary widely. Los Angeles Unified, for instance, would see a positive funding change of 6.3% (85.40% of its students are high needs). A district like Orange County’s Capistrano Unified, on the other hand, would see a change of -4.56% (just 27.46% of Capistrano students are high needs).
EdSource has created a table based on the data, which shows exactly how much each district would gain or lose. Find out what your district can expect here.